Rawhiti Domain lease and licence application
Rawhiti Domain, New Brighton: proposed lease and licence to Eastern Community Sports and Recreation Incorporated.
UPDATE AUGUST 2018: The lease has been approved by the community board- see more information here https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/106410961/12m-rwhiti-domain-sports-facility-gets-the-goahead
Eastern Community Sport and Recreation Incorporated (Eastern Sport) previously Rawhiti Community Sport Incorporated (RCSI) was established in September 2008 as a multi-sport club to support and deliver recreation and sporting services to the wider New Brighton area. The establishment was based in a large part due to the strengths of the clubs within Rawhiti Domain, each with a history of service to the area of over 100 years.
A primary goal of Eastern Sport was to develop a combined and sustainable shared sport space and to work with Christchurch City Council and the member clubs to develop a multi-purpose indoor space, complimentary to the various projects outlined in the Christchurch Metro plan.
However, as the designs and costs were being finalised the 2010, the 2011, earthquakes struck. This had a significant impact upon the eastern suburbs, and required a complete rethink to the services and delivery methods of Eastern Sport. The priority shifted from building a state-of-the-art facility towards delivering much needed on the ground activities.We have revised our objectives to align with post-earthquake reality in Christchurch. We now aim to:“develop a multi-purpose facility located on Rawhiti Domain to meet a variety of leisure, sport and recreational needs of people in the New Brighton area.
Most recently, ECSR have applied to Council for a lease and licence over parts of Rawhiti Domain with the aim of developing a set of spaces for sport and recreation activites on Rawhiti Diomain, which is funded by ECSR.
Please see the proposed lease below!