Social and recreation
5.1 Recreation promotion and support
Ngā rauhanga hapori
We provide a wide variety of community facilities throughout the city to encourage quality of life and healthy lifestyles.
What we do
- Swimming pools
- Recreation centres
- Recreation partnerships and programmes
- Berhampore Golf Course.
To encourage people of all ages to engage in social and recreational activities that help them live more active and healthy lives, we provide a wide range of high quality sporting and recreation facilities throughout the city. A number of facilities also attract visitors, and raise the city’s profile, by hosting national and international events.
- We will complete the addition of a new teaching pool, a spray pool and improved changing facilities at Keith Spry Pool.
- We will upgrade the Makara Model School playground.
- We will explore opportunities and undertake feasibility work on the development of recreational/sporting/community hubs at Kilbirnie Park (the Toitu Pōneke Hub), Hataitai Park, Wakefield Park and Alex Moore Park.
- We will continue to improve irrigation, drainage and the installation of a sand carpet at Nairnville Park.We will upgrade the upper field at Redwood Park in Tawa with a sand-based surface.
- We will develop a ki-o-rahi programme through an Active Communities grant from Sport NZ.
Measuring our performanceTop
Our targets for 2014/15 are:
- 90% of users are satisfied with Council swimming pools, recreation centres and playgrounds
- 95% of users are satisfied with the ASB Centre
- 85% of users are satisfied with sportsfields 80% of residents agree that Council recreation services and facilities provide good value for money
- 1.4 million people use swimming pools and 350,000 use recreation centres
- 519,612 people will visit the ASB Centre during peak times and 174,420 during off-peak times
- 71% of ASB Centre courts will be used during peak times, and 35% during off-peak times
- of the games that are scheduled for Council outdoor sportsfields in summer 90% are played, and in winter 80% are played
- 96% of marina berths are occupied
- artificial sportsfields are used 80% of the time during peak winter times and 60% during peak summer times
- artificial sportsfields are used 15% of the time during off-peak winter times and 10% during off-peak summer times
- for the hours the Council uses college artificial sportsfields, 80% are used during winter and 60% in summer.
What it will costTop
|5.1 Recreation promotion and support||Operating expenditure 2014/15||Capital expenditure |
|5.1.1 - Swimming Pools||(7,445)||19,174||11,729||1,369|
|5.1.2 - Sportsfields||(286)||3,339||3,053||518|
|5.1.3 - Sportsfields (Synthetic)||(538)||1,453||915||50|
|5.1.4 - Recreation Centres||(2,853)||9,987||7,134||26|
|5.1.5 - Recreation partnerships||-||1,039||1,039||352|
|5.1.6 - Playgrounds||-||721||721||610|
|5.1.7 - Marinas||(574)||571||(3)||96|
|5.1.8 - Golf Course||(68)||240||172||-|
|5.1.9 - Recreation programmes||(115)||483||368||-|
|2014/15 5.1 Total||(11,879)||37,007||25,128||3,021|
|2012–22 LTP Yr 3 Total||(12,388)||37,837||25,449||4,607|
|Variance 2012–22 LTP Yr 3 to AP 14/15||509||(830)||(321)||(1,586)|