17 September Community Board meeting outcomes

At the 17 September meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: approved a P3 school day parking area on Courtenay Street as part of the St Albans Safer Routes to School project; received a briefing on St Albans Park rubbish bins; and received an area report on issues and initiatives within the Board area. Click through to read the full minutes. The Board will next meet on Friday 8 October.




Papanui tree planting/maintenance events this Friday and Saturday

Papanui tree planting and maintenance opportunities: tomorrow Friday 24 September from 9:30am there’s an opportunity to work alongside Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and the Rotary Club of Papanui to release plantings at Papanui Bush; and on Saturday 25 September from 10am there’ll be another community planting event at the Cranford Basin Kahikatea Forest. Both events will go ahead at Alert Level 2, with registrations essential to manage numbers. Links for more information and to register are:

CNC update: low noise sealing & noise monitoring

A September project update has information on the final low-noise asphalt to be applied on the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC), as well as noise monitoring results and comparisons with noise on other Christchurch roads. The update states that current noise levels on the CNC “compared well” with the noise levels for other roads in Christchurch. The final chip seal and then low-noise asphalt layers will be laid starting in mid to late October, as soon as the weather is dry and the ground temperatures are warm enough. The first section planned to receive this treatment is in the Redwood area, between QEII Drive and the Styx Bridge. Click through to read more:

CNC update on final low noise sealing and noise monitoring


Cycling festival events in Papanui

Biketober is a month-long festival of cycling held each October, with events for everyone who rides a bicycle for any reason, including transportation, recreation, and social interaction. There are several Biketober events near the Papanui area – click through for information on one of these, and see the events calendar and searchable listings for more:


Cycleway drop-in information sessions this week

Cycleway drop-in reminder: today 20 September from 4:30pm to 6pm at the New Generation Church, cnr Aorangi & Clyde Roads, you can talk to the Council team about the proposal for stage 3 of Te Ara O-Rakipaoa Nor’west Arc Cycleway, which will connect Papanui to the University. There’s a second drop-in session on Thursday at Cobham Intermediate School from 3pm to 5:30pm. Click through for full details of the proposal and an online feedback form:

Te Ara O-Rakipaoa Nor’west Arc Cycleway – Section 3


Council consults on Community Strategy

The Council’s draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Community Strategy is an update to the Strengthening Communities Strategy that was launched in 2007.

The strategy has been refreshed, and in the Council’s words: “…is central to achieving our overall strategic priorities, with an emphasis on enabling active and connected communities to own their future. The Strategy works to achieve the community outcome of Resilient Communities, specifically:

    • a strong sense of community
    • active participation in civic life
    • safe and healthy communities
    • celebration of our identity through arts, culture, heritage, sports and recreation
    • valuing the voices of all (including children).”

Click through for more information on the strategy, the Council’s consultation document, details of drop-in information sessions, and an online feedback form. Consultation closes on 25 October 2021.

Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Community Strategy


Agenda of Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board – Friday, 17 September 2021

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday at 9am. Due to COVID restrictions the boardroom will not be open to the public but the Board will livestream the meeting on their Facebook page, and members of the public requesting a public forum or deputation can join by Zoom. The agenda includes: a briefing on rubbish bins at St Albans Park; proposed P3 school day parking restrictions on Courtenay Street near St Albans School; and an area report on initiatives and issues current within the Board area. Click through to read the full agenda:

Agenda of Waipapa Papanui-Innes Community Board – Friday, 17 September 2021