We're seeking your feedback on the plans for a modular pump track we want to install at Shirley Community Reserve.

Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 1st July 2019 - 29th July 2019
01 Jul 2019

Kids playing at a Burwood temporary pump trackWhat is this project and why are we doing it?

A young member of the community got in touch with us to see if we could build a skate, scooter and park in the Shirley area. 

In response to this request, we’re planning to install a temporary modular bike pump track at Shirley Community Reserve. This is an opportunity for young people to get involved in a project within their community.

By installing a temporary pump track, we can revitalise the reserve. This allows us to make use of the area by leaving the track on site for a number of years, while keeping options open for future uses of this space.

Downloadable plans [PDF, 647 KB]

Features of the proposal

Pump track

The pump track is suitable for bikes, skateboards, rollerskates and scooters. The 48 metre track could be easily moved in the future to other sites, as needed.

Multi-purpose concrete table and seating

The multi-purpose table includes two bench seats, allowing visitors to use it as a picnic table or for table tennis. People would need to supply their own bat and ball.

Modular  pump track

We welcome your feedback on

  • Whether you support the landscape plan
  • Where in the reserve you would like the multi-purpose concrete table

Information session

Come and talk to us about the proposal: 

Shirley Plunket Rooms, 166 North Parade, Shirley
Wednesday 10 July 2019, 4.30pm to 6.30pm 

How did we choose the site?

When choosing a site for the pump track we considered:

  • natural surveillance (how visible the site is to prevent antisocial behaviour)
  • distance to neighbours (noise)
  • zoning
  • proximity to other supporting activities (car park, shade etc)
  • the impact on other activities at the site.

Why Shirley Community Reserve?

  • The pump track would encourage community use of the site.
  • Good separation from neighbours for any noise concerns (more than 40 metres).
  • It is located near other compatible activities (playground, basketball court, play centre and the primary school across the road).

What other sites did we consider?

Three other sites in Shirley were considered:

  • Macfarlane Park - could not meet the minimum 40 metres separation from neighbours.
  • Mahars Playground - would take space used for other activities. Could only fit a smaller track to be far enough from neighbours.
  • Westminster Park - could not meet the minimum 40 metres distance from neighbours due to field layout. Limited tree shade.

What happens next?

Once consultation closes the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will consider all feedback and listen to those who ask to speak at the meeting.

They will then decide whether to approve the plan. We will keep submitters up to date.

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