Dalziel backs plan to build indoor courts

Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is throwing her weight behind a bid to build new indoor courts at the Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub.

The Christchurch City Council agreed on Thursday to begin consulting the public about leasing land at Ngā Puna Wai to Netsal so it can build a new multi-court indoor facility.

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

Said Ms Dalziel: "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.

"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."



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