Waitaki Indoor Sports and Events Centre location

On display until 01 October 2021, 05:00 PM

Following recent consultation on the Long Term Plan, Waitaki District Council has decided to build a sports and events centre. The preferred location for this facility is Centennial Park, Oamaru, between the grandstand and Taward Street. 

We want to know if you support the use of land at Centennial Park for this purpose.

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

Consultation opens 30 August 2021 and closes 5pm 1 October 2021.

Fill in our online feedback form:

Or fill in our printable feedback form(PDF, 606KB) and get it back to us:

  • by post to: Waitaki Indoor Sports and Events Centre Consultation, Waitaki District Council, Private Bag 50058, Oamaru 9444 
  • or drop it off to Council offices in Oamaru or Palmerston

If you indicate that you would like to speak to your submission, we will contact you to arrange  a time.

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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