Community feedback has resulted in changes to the Council’s proposed post-COVID-19 budget, including: abandoning a proposal to save money through increased use of glyphosate weedkillers; boosting support to community groups; and additional funding for road sealing work. The overall proposed rates increase is 3.5%, and for an average residential property 1.77%. The Council will meet this Thursday to set the budget for 2020/21. Click through for more information: https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/…/community-feedback-prompts-m…
Consultation outcome: the extension to the St Albans skate park features in today’s Nor’West News. The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board recently approved the design, and construction is expected to start later this year. Click through for the full digital edition of the paper: https://www.yumpu.com/…/…/63653733/norwest-news-july-16-2020
Update: due to further weather delays, at this stage the CNC Alliance hopes to have one-way traffic on the Prestons Road Bridge by Tuesday 28 July and two-way traffic restored to Prestons Road by Friday 14 August.
The Grimseys Road cycle/pedestrian subway will be closed tonight from 10pm through to 4am. Contractors will be asphalting the floor of the subway, and there will be ‘absolutely no access’. The asphalt crew will undertake similar work on the Winters Road subway in two weeks’ time.
The Council’s latest update on transport projects downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) reminds us that there hasn’t yet been a decision on the use of the extra lane being established on Cranford Street south of Innes Rd. The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will consider this issue in late August/early September. (To subscribe to email updates on the project, head to https://ccc.govt.nz/…/…/stalbans-edgeware-mairehau-projects/)