Today’s Wheels to Wings cycleway info session is getting under way at the Chapel Street Centre. Council staff will be here with the plans until 6:30pm
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 3 March at St Silas Church. 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.
On 17 February, the submissions committee of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board formulated submissions on the Council’s draft Christchurch Central City Parking Policy, and on the Wheels to Wings Major Cycleway. The details of the Board’s submissions can be found in the minutes from the meeting at the link below:
With the return to Alert Level 1, dates have been confirmed for two remaining drop-in information sessions for the Wheels to Wings cycleway. Members of the public can call in to talk to Council staff as follows:
Date: Thursday 25 February 2021
Time: anytime between 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Location: Chapel Street Centre, Christchurch North Methodist Parish, 68 Harewood Road, Papanui
Date: Thursday 4 March 2021
Time: anytime between 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Location: Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court
For more information see the Council’s ‘have your say’ page:
Think Papanui was on site this morning for the unveiling and blessing of new storyboards installed along the CNC shared path. 11 signs between the Waimakariri Bridge and Cranford Street depict the history of the area and the importance of the environment along the route. The steel interpretation panels can be found at: Waimakariri River; Ōtukaikino Reserve; the Railway Line; Kā Putahi Creek Bridge; Belfast Road; Kā Putahi Creek diversion; Styx River; Prestons Road; Owen Mitchell Park; Cranford Basin; and Cranford Street. Click through for more information:
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 19 February at 9am in the Papanui boardroom. The agenda includes: proposed road names for a new development in Belfast; the layout, design, and operational hours for the bus priority lanes trial on Cranford Street; two applications to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund; and an area report on initiatives and issues current within the Board area. The meeting is open for the public to attend. Click through for the full agenda:
The Wheels to Wings drop-in information session planned for tomorrow 16 February at the Papanui RSA has been postponed. Council are expected to advise a new date/time/venue once we return to Alert Level 1.
The submissions committee of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet on Wednesday 17 February at 10:15am in the Papanui boardroom. The committee will consider making submissions on behalf of the Board on: the Wheels to Wings Major Cycleway Project; the Draft Christchurch Central City Parking Policy; Managing Noise from the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena; and on the proposed amendments to the Christchurch District Plan policies and rules regarding significant indigenous vegetation in the coastal environment. The meeting is open for the public to attend.
Consultation update: today’s Council meeting decided that the current consultation on the proposed Wheels to Wings cycleway will continue, with an additional information session to be held in Bishopdale. Staff will subsequently meet with key stakeholders along Harewood Road and produce options for the relevant Community Boards to consider in public workshops, prior to the commencement of the hearings process.
At the 29 January meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board:
- received a petition regarding planned residential developments in Mersey and Westminster Streets, referred the petition to the Council’s Regulatory and Performance Committee and requested a briefing on the resource consent process;
- was briefed on Orion’s 66kV cable project, to link Belfast and Prestons, and on the Cranford Street bus priority lane trial;
- approved community engagement over the proposed renaming of two reserves;
- agreed changes to the youth development fund process;
- approved an application to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund;
- set a date for the Board’s Submissions Committee to meet (17 February); and
- received an area report on initiatives and issues within the Community Board area.
The Board will next meet on Friday 19 February. The full minutes can be found at: