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Christchurch City Council to consult public on plans for new multi-court indoor facility

Christchurch City Council to consult public on plans for new multi-court indoor facility
February 17, 2020

Christchurch City Council has agreed to commence public consultations on leasing land at Ngā Puna Wai to Netsal so it can build a new multi-court indoor facility there.

Netsal is an organisation that was established by the Mainland Football Federation and the Christchurch Netball Centre specifically to develop, own and operate a 10-court indoor sports facility.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel explains “we have some great sporting facilities in Christchurch but one of the things we are lacking is a high quality multi-court indoor facility.

“Christchurch Netball and Mainland Football have partnered to fill that gap and have been working together for a number of years to get this project off the ground.

“We think there is merit in siting the new indoor courts facility at Ngā Puna Wai, which is already home to top class facilities for hockey, tennis, rugby league and athletics.

“Adding facilities for netball, futsal and other indoor court sports would be totally in keeping with the original vision of Ngā Puna Wai as a hub for multiple sporting codes.

Mayor Dalziel adds “because the land we are proposing to lease Netsal is reserve land, we do need to consult the public and get their feedback. A Hearings Panel will be convened to consider all the submissions received. The Panel will then bring a report to the Council with its recommendations.’’

The consultation period will start at the end of February.

Image: Ngā Puna Wai's hockey facilities include two International Hockey Federation-certified water-based synthetic pitches, including team dugouts, referee facilities and video towers. Spectators can take comfort in a 300-seat covered spectator stand or watch the games from the terraces around each pitch. Courtesy of Christchurch City Council

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