WCA Community Projects

Woodend Beach Area Project

The Woodend Beach Area Project (“Project”) is to make improvements to the Woodend Beach area to provide facilities to complement and enhance the existing activities and natural beauty offered in the area today. It is proposed to update the playground, add more picnic tables, add bbq areas, add cycle racks and to refurbish the toilet block including the outdoor shower area. WCA have put the proposal to the Tuhaitara Trust and the Waimakariri District Council who both support the Project. A concept plan for the area will be drafted with the Council and the WCA will then seek funding in order to implement the plan. Project updates will be made as the work progresses.


Jill Creamer Trail

Successfully completed and opened the Jill Creamer trail from Woodend to Woodend Beach. Special thanks to the community donations received, along with the funding from our generous funding providers.


  • WCA Submission to WDC Annual Plan 2019. April 2019. https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/woodend-corridor-improvements/
  • WCA Feedback to NZTA Have Your Say – Woodend Corridor Safety Improvements Project. October 2018
  • Letter to WDC re proposed speed limit on Rangiora Woodend Road. October 2018.
  • Letter to Woodend Sefton Community Board re proposed speed limit on Rangiora Woodend Road. September 2018.
  • WCA submission to the Waimakariri District Council (“WDC”) on the WDC Long Term Plan 2018-2028. April 2018
  • WCA response to NZTA safe roads survey. November 2017
  • WCA submission to NZTA to formally request that our concerns and proposals regarding speed limits on SH1 are included in the NZTA Programme Business Case, including the request for pedestrian crossings. March 2017
  • WCA submission to the Canterbury Regional Land Transport Committee on the proposal to vary the Land Transport Plan to allow a third lane south on the Waimakariri motorway bridge. Support of the Woodend bypass is included in this submission. July 2017
  • WCA feedback to the WDC on the WDC Our Future – Our District plan. June 2017
  • WCA submission to David Ayers for land in the Ravenswood development to be set aside for community facilities. May 2017.
  • WCA submission to the WDC on their WDC Annual Plan, including concerns regarding speed limits and lack of pedestrian crossings. March 2017
  • WCA submission to the WDC on the walking and cycling strategy, including request to have a walk/cycle way from Woodend to Pine Acres to link Woodend to Kaiapoi and further to Christchurch. November 2016.


  • Speed limits have been reduced from 100kmph to 80kmph on Woodend Beach Road, from 100kmph to 60kmph on Sandhill Road, Fullers Road, Jelfs Road, Copper Beech Road and Evergreen Terrace.