The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 3 July at 9:15am in the Papanui boardroom.
The agenda includes:
- presentation of a time capsule container for the new St Albans Community Centre;
- safety improvements for the Aorangi Rd / Condell Ave intersection;
- a beginner-focused extension to the St Albans skate park; and
- an area report on initiatives and issues within the Board area. The meeting is open to the public.
Click through for the full agenda:
Agenda of Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board – 3 July 2020
If you’re heading towards Papanui from the north tonight or tomorrow night, watch out for a southbound closure on Main North Road in Belfast. See this post from Transport for Christchurch for information on the timing & detour.
Traffic and safety concerns on Langdons Road have been raised in comments on Think Papanui this week, and also feature on the front page of today’s Nor’West News. The Northlink development has a large amount of on-site parking, but with a high number of vehicle movements, parking on Langdons Rd has been removed to improve visibility. The final stage of the development at the back of the site cannot open until lights have been installed at the Langdons/Greers intersection, but the timing for that is unclear and Council hasn’t budgeted for the lights. The full digital edition of the Nor’West News can be found at:
More shops opening in the Northlink development on Langdons Road: Coupland’s (open now); Noel Leeming, Bargain Chemist, Torpedo 7, The Baby Factory, looking ready to open within days.
If you’re interested in the views of our Community Boards (and other organisations) on the Council’s updated Draft Annual Plan, verbal submissions are being live-streamed this morning. The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Board’s submission is scheduled for 9:45am. The live stream will be available at: https://councillive.ccc.govt.nz/live-stream
Some capital projects in the Papanui area are proposed by Council to receive less funding in the 2020-21 financial year. Changes include:
- $5m of wastewater renewal reduced to $0
- The cycleway connection through Rutland Reserve between Cranford St and the Papanui Parallel reduced from $2.9m to $0.6m
- The budget for the ‘missing link’ of Northern Line cycleway between Tuckers & Sturrocks Roads reduced from $700k to $0
(Note that the two Papanui cycleway projects have been listed under Innes Ward.)
A breakdown for each Ward showing differences between the original Draft Annual Plan and the current proposal can be found online at: https://ccc.govt.nz/…/long-term-plan…/2020-2021-annual-plan/
The updated Draft Annual Plan is open for feedback until 29 June.
Prestons Road will be closed westbound from tomorrow Wednesday 17 June for about a month, at the new bridge over the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC). During this time the new bridge will be tied in to the existing road. Westbound traffic will be detoured via Hawkins, Radcliffe, and Main North Road – allow for delays. Click through for more information:
Fares are being charged again on public transport from today, but Metrocards keep the cost down and are available free during June while stocks last. Metrocards can be ordered online (delivery fee applies) or you can pick one up from a number of agencies including the Papanui Service Centre / Library. See this post for more information:
At the 5 June meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: received a number of items of correspondence in relation to traffic in the St Albans area; approved road markings to improve safety in Langdons Road; approved the removal of redundant bus stops on Philpotts Road; approved 27 grants from the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund; and received an area report on initiatives and issues current within the Community Board area. The Board’s 19 June meeting is cancelled due to Annual Plan hearings, so the Board will next meet on Friday 3 July. Click through for the full minutes:
There’ll be night closures on Prestons Road at Main North Rd this week, along with a lane drop on Main North Rd. More info in this post from Transport for Christchurch or at https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/christchurch/traffic-update/754453