The Christchurch regeneration project that is slowly sinking

What’s the outlook for Papanui’s 400+ new residential sections promised in the Cranford Regeneration Plan? Think Papanui’s Simon Britten writes in The Spinoff on the challenges faced by landowners in the Cranford Basin:

The Christchurch regeneration project that is slowly sinking

The former wetland of Cranford Basin was all set to create 400 new properties as part of an exciting, and much needed, regeneration plan in Christchurch. Three years on, the land remains empty. What went wrong? Picture this: it’s the year 2020. In the north of Christchurch, the first of over 400


Council considers consent for co-housing complex

The former Wendover Rest Home in Papanui has new owners, who are proposing to reopen it as a ‘co-housing’ complex for professionals. The Resource Consent application appears to have been notified on a limited basis, and there’ll be a hearing next month to consider submissions. Click through for more:…/plan-to-turn-christchurch-rest-ho…

Plan to turn Christchurch rest home into boarding house baffles residents

Residents on a quiet suburban street are worried a proposed boarding house that can take up to 75 tenants will cause house prices to fall and traffic to increase…”


Board submits on Strengthening Communities

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board’s submissions committee met last Friday 11 September to give feedback on the Council’s initial consultation on the review of the Strengthening Community Strategy. The Board’s submission can be found below, and includes comments on the themes of people, place, participation, and preparedness.

Click to access PCBSC_20200911_MIN_5167_AT.PDF


Agenda of Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board – 18 September 2020

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday at 9:15am in the Papanui boardroom. The agenda includes: a proposal for No Stopping restrictions on the south side of Prestons Rd near Marshland Rd; funding towards the costs of the opening of the St Albans Community Centre; and an application to the Board’s Youth Development Fund. The meeting is open for the public to attend, and will be live-streamed on the Board’s Facebook page. Click through for the full agenda:


Grimseys Rd closed southbound between Dunbarton/Prestons

Grimseys Road will be closed southbound between Dunbarton St and Prestons Rd for around a week from Monday 14 September, with a detour in place for traffic including the 125 bus. This will allow work at the intersection relating to the approach to the CNC bridge. This closure does not affect traffic on Prestons Rd or northbound traffic on Grimseys.

Click to access CNC-prestons-road-project-update-20200909.pdf


Video: Waipapa/ Papanui-Innes Community Board Report to Council

Yesterday Emma Norrish – Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board Member presented the Board’s regular report to the Council, highlighting issues that the Board has been dealing with and some concerns of the local community. Click through to watch a video from the meeting, or you can read the Board’s written report at item 8 of the Council’s agenda at



Board meeting outcomes – 4 September

At the 4 September meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board:

    • heard from a group of Casebrook Intermediate students that had been supported by the Board’s Youth Development Fund;
    • heard from a member of the community concerned about the downstream effects of the CNC project;
    • received a report on traffic safety in the Northcote area;
    • allocated funds for Summer With Your Neighbours and the Youth Development Fund;
    • approved a grant from the Youth Development Fund;
    • and received an area report on initiatives and issues current within the Community Board area.

The Board will next meet on Friday 18 September. Click through to read the full minutes, or see below:

Click to access PICB_20200904_MIN_4520_AT.PDF