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Stratford Aquatic Centre (Pool Development)

In December 2020 Council signed off the design of the new Stratford aquatic centre. Construction work is set to begin in February 2021 and completion of the facility is due in 2023. 

The pool development is taking place on the grassed area at the corner of Portia and Regan Streets next to the Hockey Turf. Watch this space! 

Concept design of the facility’s exterior:

Concept design of the pool exterior December 2020

Victoria Park Development (Children's Bike Park)

The concept of a children’s bike park was consulted on throughout the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan, and it received a lot of positive support from the community. Through the help of external funding Council is excited to see this project come to life in 2021. 

Located on Victoria Park, behind the playground, the park will include a children’s cycle track for kids to learn and gain bicycle confidence, a pump track, a half basketball court and a BBQ pavilion. 

Local contractors started work on the site in mid November 2020 after a blessing of the site was complete, and some parts of the park are due to be open to the community in April 2021. 

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Victoria Park Development Dec 2020

Stratford Discovery Trail

The Stratford Discovery Trail, Te Ara o Ruaputahanga ki Whakaahurangi is an ongoing project that celebrates Stratford’s varied and interesting history.

You’re invited to take a stroll around town to discover the hidden treasures and stories Stratford has to tell.

Grab a Discovery Trail brochure and a kids icon hunt worksheet from the Stratford i-SITE and Library.

Keep an eye on the “watch this space” areas of the map as the trail continues to evolve! 

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