We’re developing our 2020 – 2022 draft Waipuna / Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Plan and we’d like to hear your feedback.

Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 14th February 2020 - 6th March 2020
14 Feb 2020

This Plan outlines our vision and priorities for the Waipuna / Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton community and will guide our decisions on local activities, projects and facilities over the next three years.

We are asking for your feedback on our priorities for the Waipuna / Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton community as part of our Community Board Plan.


A Community Board Plan is a three-year plan that sets out the Community Board’s vision and priorities for the local community. These Plans will guide the Board’s decisions on local activities, projects and facilities and our advocacy on behalf of our communities.

Each Community Board Plan will identify three priorities per ward area, and so the Waipuna / Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Plan will have six/nine priorities, which the Community Board will focus on during the term.

The Board is now developing its 2020 – 2022 Community Board Plan in conversations with our communities, with the aim to adopt the Plan by April 2020.

Read more about the Waipuna / Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board. (external link)

Our priorities

We have identified several priority areas that we would like to focus on over the next three years. We want to know if you agree with our proposed priorities and any suggestions and feedback you may have.

Your feedback will be given to the Waipuna / Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board to help them make a final decision on the Plan.


Halswell Pedestrian & Road Safety Improvements, particularly in growth areas

For example:

  • Halswell Road (SH75) at Parklea Avenue
  • Hendersons/Cashmere Road network
  • Hendersons Basin linked footpath and parking access.

It is essential that everyone is able to travel around their community safely. 

Pedestrians and road users should feel safe using the roading networks and have confidence that infrastructure is in place to ensure they are able to do so. Improving these connections provides the community the ability to access work, study and play, as well as connecting with others and creating vibrant communities.

Development of recreational spaces in Halswell

Examples of area for development include (but are not limited to):

  • Relocation of the public tennis court from Oaks Reserve to Halswell Domain
  • Accessible play spaces in Halswell Domain
  • The development of a fenced dog park in Halswell (i.e. Carrs Road Reserve)

Halswell is a growing area that requires investment into positive recreation opportunities to enhance well-being, a sense of belonging and build social connectedness.

Children of all abilities should be able to access and enjoy play equipment in parks. Accessible play equipment provides opportunities to socialise and make friends and opportunities to stay active.  Places where the community can keep active, such as dog parks and tennis courts also provide opportunities for social connections.

Increased resourcing for Community Patrols and Neighbourhood Safety initiatives (including retention of volunteers and training)

Community safety is one piece of a much larger picture of overall community vitality and wellbeing.  Community-led safety initiatives foster social connections, including cultivating residents' local pride, knowing your neighbour and developing ownership in local communities.


Kyle Park / Chalmers Street extension & underpass

The future development of the new Hornby Library, Community and Recreation Centre on Kyle Park will rely on safe connections from the surrounding area.

The Chalmers Street extension and underpass to Kyle Park will be a vital part of the travel network for the new Centre.  Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) underpin the need for the community to feel safe and be safe using those connections.

Revitalisation of Sockburn assets

This includes:

  • The demolition of the Sockburn Service Centre
  • Identifying the future use of the Sockburn Service Centre site
  • The rehabilitation of Sockburn park

Regeneration and revitalization of areas damaged following the 2010 earthquake sequence are important for the whole city. 

The continual presence of fenced-off areas of Sockburn is not conducive to a sense of wellbeing and ability to move on.  Ten years on from the earthquakes, the residents and businesses in the Sockburn area desire to progress on revitalizing areas in Sockburn that have been at a standstill.

Roading and flooding issues are resolved in the Amyes, Shands and Goulding Avenue areas

The ability for residents in the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton areas to be able to move around the ward safely is essential. 

Flooding causes traffic congestion which has a flow-on effect to other areas of the ward and city.  With this area as a crosspoint to two state highways, the importance of remedying this is critical to the whole city.


Connections are developed between the Mosque and Hagley Park

For example:

  • Pedestrian crossing to facilitate safe movement across Deans Avenue from the Mosque to Hagley Park
  • The footpath between Brockworth Place entrances is revitalised with plantings, resurfacing and reflective seating in collaboration with local communities

The ongoing consequences of the March 15, 2019 events has included increased interest in the area around the Mosque, increasing the vehicle and foot traffic around the area. 

Feedback from the Canterbury Muslim Association has indicated a desire for safe crossing points across Deans Avenue to maximize the use of Hagley Park

Local residents in the area indicated that a way of healing for the area would be to redevelop the pedestrian access between the two Brockworth Place entrances and to provide reflective planting and seating.

Upper Riccarton War Memorial Library

Progress options for the future of the building and/or site leading to a decision that will honour the memorial values of the site and the Upper Riccarton War Memorial Library Trust. 

The library building is unsafe and the area around it is becoming an eyesore.  With the remediation beyond the resources of the library's Trust Board, Council assistance is essential to both make the area safe as well as preserve the historical significance of the site.

Complete the Bradshaw Terrace street renewal

Investing in the repair in a street that has had the scheduled maintenance deferred since 2010 is critical to guard against further deterioration of the road that leading to the need for additional budget allocation.   

If you have any questions please contact the Governance Manager Matthew Pratt or the Community Board Advisor Peter Dow.