CNC project update: news on noise and finishing touches

The latest project update from the CNC Alliance contains information on noise effects of the motorway and possible mitigations. All the noise mitigations required for the project are now in place, with the exception of the final asphalt layer on the road. Work to apply this on the motorway and QEII Drive will begin in Spring 2021, and is due to be finished in early 2022. Click through to read the full update:


‘CNC noise’ public meeting 7pm Wednesday

Duncan Webb, Labour MP for Christchurch Central, has arranged a meeting with Waka Kotahi NZTA for Redwood residents to discuss noise issues with the Christchurch Northern Corridor, and possible mitigations. The meeting is set for 7pm on Wednesday 31 March at St Silas Church, with doors open from 6:30pm. If you have an interest in the meeting or in noise effects of the motorway, see the ‘CNC Noise’ Facebook group or contact Duncan Webb’s office.


In Papanui this past week: 26 March 2021

Think Papanui’s curator Simon Britten rounds up stories from the past week:

Top post of the week was the release last Saturday of the design for Marian College’s new site in the former Foodstuffs warehouse in the back of the Main North Road / Northcote Road intersection.

Consultation has opened on the Council’s representation review, with some changes proposed to the boundaries of Papanui Ward and to the makeup of the Community Board.

On Monday I was at the Papanui Library for a drop-in information session on the draft Long Term Plan and other consultations currently open. This morning I also attended a busy session at MacFarlane’s on the Park Café.

New Zealand owned women’s wear retailer Caroline Eve is on the move in Papanui, with a new store at the Winston Ave / Main North Rd corner set to open today.

I’ve posted a summary of outcomes of the 17 March meeting of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board.

Watch out for local road closures, as work gets underway on replacement of wastewater systems on a number of streets in the Papanui area.

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With warm regards
Simon Britten

17 March Board meeting outcomes

At the 17 March meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: received a presentation from the Just Dirt Trust; heard back from a young person supported by the Board’s Positive Youth Development Programme; received a presentation from a resident seeking the Board’s support for a rebuild of the Shirley Community Centre, and for assistance with events on the site; received items of correspondence including one supportive of medium density housing and one concerning the Sheldon Park netball courts and toilet facilities; and received an area report on issues and initiatives current within the Board area. The Board will next meet on 16 April.

Click through to read the full minutes:


Council considers changes to Papanui Ward boundaries

The Christchurch City Council is reviewing representation arrangements, including Ward boundaries and the make-up of Community Boards. There are boundary changes proposed for Papanui Ward, including Redwood Springs shifting into Innes Ward, and it is proposed that the Community Board be made up of three Wards – Papanui-Innes-Central.

Click through for more information and an online feedback form:


Learn more about the Long-Term Plan

The latest newsletter from the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board has a focus on the draft Long Term Plan 2021-31, which sets out where the Councils money will come from over the next ten years and how it will be spent. Click through to read more about the plan, including an online search tool for projects and activities you’re interested in, climate change action, plans to protect drinking water, and more.