Recap: the week ended 7 February 2020

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

The Manse Place housing complex in Redwood is on the list for a ‘warm and dry’ upgrade ahead of this winter.

I shared the agenda of a joint meeting of Community Boards to consider the speed limit on Dickeys Road (on the boundary between Papanui and Harewood wards).

Renewal of the Paddington Reserve playground is underway.

I haven’t posted about the Main North Road bus priority project this week, however work is progressing, and I stopped in at the street meeting for Grassmere Street residents on Tuesday afternoon. The general sentiment seemed to be positive about the coming changes to the Grassmere / Main North Road intersection.

PAKnSAVE RC decision plan 1280

Top post of the week was news that Foodstuffs has been granted Resource Consent for their proposed PAK’nSAVE supermarket on Main North Road (by the Northcote / QEII intersection). I’ll publish some further comments on this after reading through the detail of the decision and the revised plans.

I posted a summary of outcomes from the 31 January meeting of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board.

Graham Condon sign 1280

Also popular this week were progress photos of the refurbishment of the Graham Condon Recreation & Sport Centre. The gym and sports hall reopened this week, and the pools are due to reopen in April.

In breaking news today, I shared a photo from Councillor Mike Davidson of signage advertising a new pet store coming to the former Briscoes building in Papanui.

Coming up:

  • There’ll be overnight closures on QEII Drive on 11 and 12 February. I’ll put up a post about that shortly.
  • On 12 February from 6pm to 8pm there’ll be a drop-in information session in Papanui on the Home-share accommodation District Plan review.

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With warm regards
Simon Britten