We're seeking your feedback on the plans for a modular pump track we want to install at Shirley Community Reserve.
We are happy to announce the pump track is now open and ready for use.
We celebrated the opening, with a small event where the 12-year boy who spearheaded the petition for the pump track was one of the first people to wheel into action and use the track.
Due to some challenges with global shipping at the moment, the arrival of the pump track section has been delayed further. This has impacted the project timeline. At this stage we hope to have the pump track open mid-April 2020.
Unfortunately, due to unexpected shipping delays the pump track should arrive in the country at the start of March. Early site works are expected to begin the last week of February and it should be ready for use by the end of March. The multi-use table is planned to go in at the same time.
On Friday 13 September 2019, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board approved the proposal to install a temporary pump track and multi-use table at Shirley Community Reserve.
You can view the meeting minutes, which include the formal resolutions online. (external link)
We are planning to have the pump track ready to use by the end January 2020. We also expect the multi-use table to be in place by this time.
Consultation on the Shirley Community Reserve temporary pump track has now closed and we received submissions from 71 groups and individuals. You can find more here:
• 60 (84%) submitters are in support of the plan
• 9 (13%) submitters do not support the plan
• 2 (3%) submitters did not indicate if they support the plan or not.
• 43 (60%) submitters preferred the multi-use table to be at 'Location A'
• 12 (17%) submitters preferred the multi-use table to be at another location ('Other location')
• 10 (14%) submitters preferred the multi-use table to be at 'Location B'
• 6 (9%) submitters did not indicate a preference for the multi-use table's location.
A young member of the community got in touch with us to see if we could build a skate, scooter and park in the Shirley area.
In response to this request, we’re planning to install a temporary modular bike pump track at Shirley Community Reserve. This is an opportunity for young people to get involved in a project within their community.
By installing a temporary pump track, we can revitalise the reserve. This allows us to make use of the area by leaving the track on site for a number of years, while keeping options open for future uses of this space.
The pump track is suitable for bikes, skateboards, rollerskates and scooters. The 48 metre track could be easily moved in the future to other sites, as needed.
The multi-purpose table includes two bench seats, allowing visitors to use it as a picnic table or for table tennis. People would need to supply their own bat and ball.
Come and talk to us about the proposal:
Shirley Plunket Rooms, 166 North Parade, Shirley
Wednesday 10 July 2019, 4.30pm to 6.30pm
When choosing a site for the pump track we considered:
Three other sites in Shirley were considered:
Once consultation closes the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will consider all feedback and listen to those who ask to speak at the meeting.
They will then decide whether to approve the plan. We will keep submitters up to date.