This first part of this project involves working with the community to find a suitable location for a skate park in the Bays area, between Sumner and Ferrymead.
At the 3 December 2018 Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board made the decision(external link) to:
The full staff report relating to this project(external link) is available online.
We have analysed the consultation feedback. At the close of consultation, 531 submissions were received with 313 (59%) in support of 26 Nayland Street, 105 (20%) in support of Sumner Beach, 78 (15%) in support of the old Redcliffs School Site and 28 (5%) in support of Scott Park, Ferrymead.
26 Nayland – first choice
Sumner Beach – first choice
Old Recliffs School – first choice
Scott Park – first choice
Please note that seven submitters did not select a ranking preference.
How did we find the potential sites?
On 24 July 2017 a community workshop was held to find out what were important considerations from a community perspective to include in a site selection criteria. Independent consultants (WSP - Opus International) then completed the site selection criteria, using community feedback and six technical reports. This criteria was applied against a list of 57 sites, to narrow the search to 14 and then down to six sites. This process has resulted in four suitable sites for a skate park in the Bays area, which we are now seeking community feedback on.
The feedback from the community workshop also assisted with some of the weighting on the criteria. For example we received feedback about the distance of a skate park site from neighbours being really important, so sites that were at least 40 metres from the nearest house scored the highest for that section of the criteria.
There were six technical reports completed on the top six scoring sites from the site selection criteria, these reports included:
Information from these technical reports was then used to reduce the sites down to the four sites. All of the sites have some constraints, but the acoustics report (noise) was the most favourable for the four sites we are seeking feedback on.
The four sites that we would like feedback on include (in no particular order):
This site is where the temporary skate ramp is due to be located, opposite the Sumner Library.
26 Nayland Street site in Sumner is now in Christchurch City Council ownership. 20 and 24 Nayland Street are under Crown ownership and these sites can only be considered if the land is transferred into Christchurch City Council ownership.
This site is at 136 Main Road in Redcliffs
This site is located at 136 Main Road Redcliffs and is currently owned by the Ministry of Education. At the Council meeting on 7 September 2017 the decision was made to support a land swap, which would mean Redcliffs Park would be owned by the Ministry of Education and the Redcliffs School site would be owned by the Christchurch City Council.
The legal requirement for the land swap has not been adopted yet. If the land swap does not go ahead, then this site may need to be removed from consideration.
This site is at 2 Main Road in Ferrymead.
This site is located at 2 Main Road in Ferrymead. On 7 October 2017 a community working group was created by the Community Board to look at improvements and use of this park.
This site is at 301 Main Road, near the Sumner Surf Life Saving Club building.
This site is located at 301 Main Road. The specific area being considered is on the eastern side of the Surf Lifesaving Club on Main Road in Sumner. This land is owned by the Crown and administered by LINZ. The Christchurch City Council have an existing lease over this land and written approval of any design plans would be required from LINZ (Land Information New Zealand) as per the existing lease agreement
You can view a summary table [PDF, 149 KB] of each of these sites in comparison to each other.
Thank you to all of those who attended the community workshop on Tuesday 13 February 2018 at the Port Hills Uniting Parish Church hall in Redcliffs. We had a steady flow of visitors between 6 pm and 8 pm. We really appreciate the community taking the time to come and talk to us.
At the workshop we had four stations for each of the proposed sites and attendees were encouraged to put up post it notes indicating their likes and dislikes for each of the sites. Colour coded post it notes were used so we were able to visually understand what people from the different areas were specifically concerned about or supportive of.
Yellow - Sumner
Green - Mt Pleasant
Purple - Ferrymead/Heathcote
Pink - Redcliffs
Orange - All other areas
You can view a table with the feedback from the workshop.
Once the consultation has closed all feedback will be considered by the project team, and a recommendation will be included in a staff report to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board. At this stage we are anticipating that they will make a decision at their meeting in April 2018.
If a decision is made on a location for a skate park and funding is allocated for the project through the Council 2019 - 2029 Long Term Plan (LTP) process (final plan adopted by 1 July 2018), then there will be a second round of public consultation on the design of the skate park.
Consultation on the Council 2019 - 2029 LTP(external link) is anticipated to take place around March/April 2018.
You can view the consultation leaflet [PDF, 6.9 MB] which is available at Lyttelton and Sumner Libraries and will be hand delivered to properties immediately surrounding each of the four sites.
If you would like to be updated on this project please subscribe to the Bays Area skate project e-newsletter(external link). We will send out an e-newsletter whenever we have something interesting to tell the community. You can also unsubsribe to the e-newsletter at any time. We will also keep copies of the e-newsletter on this website.
The Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board resolved on 27 February 2017 to “Request staff to prepare a report investigation the possibility of suitable locations for permanent skate facilities in the Bays Area (Ferrymead to Sumner) including 26 Nayland Street".
The need for a skate facility in the Bays area has been recognised since 2000 through formal research and ongoing demand from the public.
Anyone who was interested in this project was invited to attend a community workshop on Monday 24 July 2017.
The workshop was an opportunity for residents to provide information around what they thought was important to be considered as part of choosing a site for a skate park. The information from the workshop then formed part of the site selection criteria and all possible sites in the Bays Area were weighted against the criteria to form a short list of possible sites.
Possible Site Selection Criteria – Have we missed something?
We had a fantastic turnout at the community workshop with 108 people coming along to provide feedback on the site selection criteria over the two hour period. Attendees were provided with three coloured dots to add to their top three most important parts of the draft site selection criteria, there was also an option to add more information to each of these and make a note of anything else that should be considered. There was also an opportunity to provide information on any sites that people would like to see a skate park located and why, as well as sites that they would not like to see a skate park located and why.
You can view the information provided by the community from this workshop. Please note that coloured post it notes and dots used relate to the area that members of the community reside in.
Yellow - Sumner
Blue - Mt Pleasant
Orange - Redcliffs
Purple - Ferrymead/Heathcote
Pink - all other areas.