Do you know someone who goes ‘above and beyond’ for Christchurch and its people? Nominations are open for the Christchurch Civic Awards until Friday 23 August 2019. The awards recognise members of the community who have made a significant contribution to the life of the city and its people. For more information and an online nomination form, see: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/…/civicawards/
A report on improvement options for the Harewood/Gardiners/Breens intersection has been prepared for this Saturday’s meeting of the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimari-Harewood Community Board. Three options are considered in the report, two of which were included in the recent consultation: (1) a left-in/left-out configuration (with a revision to allow right turns from Harewood onto Gardiners); (2) traffic lights; and also (3) conversion of Harewood Road to a single lane in each direction. The independent safety review has found putting traffic lights at the intersection is likely to increase the chance of a serious or fatal accident occurring. More than a thousand submissions on the proposals were received by Council, with a strong preference for traffic lights. Read more at the following link – you may also wish to attend the meeting, which starts at 9am in the boardroom at the Fendalton Service Centre. https://www.ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/3808
If you’re a Redwood resident, or you’re involved in a business in the area, consider coming to this month’s meeting of the local business & community group, at 7pm on Tuesday 13 August at the Christchurch Function Centre. See this post for details.
The next Papanui Bush community weeding day is coming up this Tuesday 13 August, from 8.30am (ish) to 12pm. Hopefully the weather will have improved by then. Feel free to come along and help restore the Papanui Bush. Meet at the picnic table in Bridgestone Park, beside the railway line, on Langdons Road in Papanui.
An update on the sinkhole on Main North Rd at Prestons Road: as at 5:30pm this evening, the lane drop southbound on Main North Rd was still in place, but it looks like the repair is pretty much done, and the right turn from Main North Rd onto Prestons has been restored.
I shared some photos from last month’s ‘Dusk to Dawn’ youth event – this is likely to run again mid next year – keep an eye on Papanui Youth Development Trust’s Facebook page or other channels for info.
There are currently night closures on QEII Drive to enable the removal of the wall panels on the CNC overpass abutments.
Local community organisation Te Ora Hou Ōtautahi has commenced a building project on their site between Windermere Road and Condell Avenue.
On Tuesday and Thursday evenings I attended the drop-in information sessions on the Council’s proposed transport projects in the Cranford Street area, downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor. The proposals remain open for feedback until the 19th of August.
I posted an overview of the agenda for today’s meeting of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board.
I also posted an overview of the joint meeting of the Papanui-Innes and Coastal-Burwood Community Boards, also taking place today, 9 August 2019.
I shared an article I wrote on one of the key decisions that’s been made by Council on the management of traffic downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor.
A developing sinkhole forced the closure of a southbound lane on Main North Road by Prestons Road. This was Think Papanui’s top post of the week, with a number of people alarmed at the need for further roadworks at this site.
The deadline for nominations for mayor, councillor, and community board member in this year’s local elections is next Friday 16 August
The 16th of August is also the closing date for feedback on the Foodstuffs resource consent application for a new PAK’nSAVE supermarket on Main North Road
From the week of Monday 12 August through until October the CNC Alliance will be installing another 445 steel piles to strengthen the foundation of the motorway’s bridge at QEII Drive. The work will be done during the project’s normal hours of work – 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday, and there will likely be some noise and vibration impacts for local residents. For more information see: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/…/cnc-qeII-drive-update-20190806.p…
Potential candidates for mayor, councillor, or community board member have until Friday 16 August to get their nomination in to the City Council’s Electoral Officer. It’s also important to ensure that you’re correctly enrolled to vote by that same Friday (although if you enrol later, you can still cast a special vote). Click through for details.