Traffic and safety concerns on Langdons Road

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:…/…/63551054/norwest-news-june-25-2020


Council proposes cuts to Papanui projects


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:…/long-term-plan…/2020-2021-annual-plan/

The updated Draft Annual Plan is open for feedback until 29 June.



Prestons Rd closed westbound

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:…/cnc-prestons-road-project-update…


5 June Board meeting outcomes

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:…/PICB_20200605_MIN_45…