Exciting plans for Kaiapoi aqua park
Development of the proposed Aquasports Park in the heart of North Canterbury’s revitalised township of Kaiapoi will be a tourism game changer for the Waimakariri and Canterbury areas. Comprised of a wave surf park, white water rafting and a wake board park, development of the multi-million facility is being driven by the WHoW Charitable Trust.
Working closely with Enterprise North Canterbury and the Waimakariri District Council, project management and quantity surveying specialists Joseph & Associates Ltd has been at the forefront of the project from inception.“At this stage our role is helping to manage the high-level feasibility analysis,” says Project Director Tony Joseph.
“We were initially involved in the formation of the WHoW Charitable Trust and have been involved in the project for a number of years now, working closely with the community.”
Tony sees a wide range of benefits resulting from the Aquasports Park, not just at a local level but for Waimakariri and the wider Canterbury area.“As well as prudent use of land in the heart of Kaiapoi, water guardianship is a major part of the concept.
“There are benefits in terms of water usage with environmental advantages in terms of creating water retention options in the event of flooding in the area. Water safety education, dynamic water education and active aquatic recreation offer community benefits to all of Canterbury.”
An exciting anchor attraction to Kaiapoi, after enjoying time at the Aquasports Park, visitors to the area may also take the opportunity to explore the wider Waimakariri area increasing the region’s tourist reach.Based in Christchurch, Joseph & Associates’ evolution commenced 35 years ago when John Joseph commenced his quantity surveying practice.
Joined by his son Tony in 2003, the business expanded to included project management capability for residential, commercial and industrial projects, becoming a limited liability company in 2009.
These days Tony is at the helm of the business, which operates South Island wide, providing project management, quantity surveying, pre-feasibility analysis and strategy development.
“We often get involved in the initial stage of pro-ject evaluation and strategy, concepts, facilitating design evaluation and managing those processes. Some of the projects have lead in times involving long periods of feasibility and design before development commences.”A small boutique business, Joseph & Associates lists people, passion and results at the heart of its values.
“We’re very focused on delivering the best result for the client and we’ve built relationships with many other professionals to help achieve that goal. So the whole concept for Joseph & Associates is grouping together the best of the best and delivering the best solution for the client.” With a strong community focus, Joseph & Associates re-invests some of its profits back into community projects in Christchurch.
“What’s good for the business, what’s good for the city and what’s good for the client and the whole overlap underpins our values and that’s a key driver for us. “Our motivation is more than just making money for the sake of it—we want to make a difference to the community.”
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