Christchurch City Council has begun geotechnical testing on the Queen Elizabeth II Park site to determine its suitability for a new Eastern Recreation and Sports Centre.
The council agreed to the construction in September following a successful geotechnical investigation. The feasibility study (including preliminary designs for the site) and costing/timeline will be delivered April 2015 to the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board and the Council for consideration.
The geotechnical drilling was completed earlier in November and the results will be analysed alongside other existing geotechnical information on the site.
Burwood/Pegasus Community Board Chair Andrea Cummings says the beginning of geotechnical testing on the preferred site at Queen Elizabeth II is another exciting step forward for east Christchurch.
"This project is still in its early stages and more investigations still need to be carried out before we can determine if building on the QEII site is economically viable. But the community has told us that they want to see a new recreation and sport centre on the QEII site and we're continuing to work towards realising that vision."More