Waitaki Indoor Sports and Events Centre location

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A Council hearing was held on 18 October to hear the 295 community submissions received on the location of the Waitaki Indoor Sports and Events Centre. 90% of submitters supported the recommended location for the Waitaki Indoor Sports and Events Centre – at Centennial Park, Ōamaru between the existing grandstand and Taward Street.

Following consideration of submissions from the community, On 26 October 2021 Council confirmed the location of the Waitaki Indoor Sports and Events Centre as Centennial Park. 

Link to Additional Council Meeting 26 October 2021

The site 

The proposed site is a Recreation Reserve managed by Waitaki District Council under the Reserves Act 1977. Multi-use recreation facilities and buildings are anticipated at Centennial Park under the Waitaki Reserves Management Plan. Council, Sport Otago, Sport Waitaki and other key stakeholders have identified Centennial Park as the preferred location.

Centennial Park location

Figure 1. Location of proposed Indoor Sports and Events Centre and adjacent parking in Oamaru

The benefits

Centennial Park is the preferred location as it would complement the wide range of sports already established at Centennial Park, and leverage the use of existing parking, toilets and changing rooms. 

The proposed sports-hub facility will encourage greater participation in sports, attract new codes and attract regional events. It is also anticipated to improve the wellbeing, fitness levels and general overall health outcomes for residents.

Why consult?

Council is consulting with the community around the use of the site for an indoor Sports and Events Centre as provided for under section 53 (g) of the Reserves Act 1977. The proposed development will change the use of the site from an outdoor sport field into a developed indoor space for recreational activities and supporting events.

More information

You can find more information in the supporting documents below:

How to have your say

Submissions closed 1 October 2021


Key dates

 Consultation opens   Monday 30 August 2021
 Consultation closes  Friday 1 October 2021 (5pm)
 Council Hearing (if required)   Monday 18 October 2021



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