Good news for safety and for the environment: the Wheels to Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū major cycle route survived a close shave this week. The Harewood Road cycleway was included in a list of projects slated to be deferred in order to make room in the Council’s capital programme for other walking, cycling, and public transport projects. On Wednesday this week however the Council made a near-unanimous decision to keep the Wheels to Wings on track, as part of a package of decisions on projects to prioritize. Click through to read more: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/131298098/contentious-cycleway-work-will-continue-but-the-fight-is-not-over-councillor-warns
There’s still time to have your say on the Council’s draft Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw. Proposed changes include more flexible rules for Council kerbside collection, new rules relating to unaddressed mail and advertising material; and new requirements for waste management plans in some circumstances, including for multi-unit residential developments. Consultation closes this Sunday 26 February 2023.
Click through to read more and for links to the daft Bylaw and an online feedback form: https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/news/story/consultation-opens-on-new-waste-bylaw
Do you need some more romance in your life? This Sunday 26 February at 5pm at St Paul’s Anglican Church, the St Albans Community Choir (plus guests & orchestra) invite us to a Romantic Musical Journey. All welcome, admission by donation. See the flyer for more info.
The Review into the Future for Local Government’s draft report has a range of recommendations including greater deliberative and participatory democracy, the use of Single Transferrable Vote, a lover voting age, and a 4-year electoral term. The report is open for feedback until 28 February 2023. Click through for more information, including the draft report and an online submission form: https://submissions.futureforlocalgovernment.govt.nz/have-your-say/submissions-to-the-review-into-the-future-for/
On Thursday 9 February, the Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board:
- heard from a member of the public about safety concerns on the Cranford St shared path, and requested a response from staff;
- heard from two residents’ associations in the central city; heard from two members of the public concerning our agenda item on Aberdeen Street;
- received a report-back from a young person funded by the Board’s Youth Development Fund;
- received a briefing from our local Community Resilience Coordinator;
- approved no-stopping restrictions on Aberdeen Street;
- approved parking restrictions for Horner Street near Papanui Rd / Main North Rd;
- approved road designations at Leander Street and Ramore Place;
- approved Discretionary Response Fund grants to the Marist Albion Rugby Club and the Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust;
- voted for a representative on the LGNZ Community Board Executive Committee;
- received an area report on issues and initiatives within the Board area;
- and exchanged information on matters of interest.
The Board will next meet on Thursday 9 March 2023. Click through to read the full minutes:
This Sunday 19 February at 2pm catch Brass on the Grass – a brass band concert at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Papanui. BYO chair, free entry but a koha will be collected.
The Christchurch City Council will hold two webinars on Thursday 16 February to provide another update on the proposed Housing and Business Choice Plan Change 14. Click through for details:
Christchurch’s Urban Forest Plan has been published for public feedback. The plan sets out how – over 50 years – the city will grow our tree canopy and sustain a thriving urban forest of healthy, diverse and resilient trees. For more information, including details of public webinars, and copy of the plan, and an online feedback form, see: https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/572
The Christchurch City Council’s Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw is open for feedback until Sunday 26 February 2023. Click through for more information on proposed changes, and for links to the draft bylaw and an online feedback form: https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/news/story/consultation-opens-on-new-waste-bylaw
The Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board will meet on Thursday 9 February 2023 at 4pm in the Papanui Boardroom. The agenda includes:
- public forums and deputations
- an introduction to the Council’s Community Resilience Coordinator;
- proposed no stopping restrictions on Aberdeen Street and also on Horner Street;
- dedication of road reserves as roads at Leander Street and also Ramore Place;
- two applications to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund;
- voting for a representative on the LGNZ Community Boards’ Executive Committee;
- and an area report on initiatives and issues within the Board area.
The meeting is open for the public to attend and video will be available via the Board’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Click through for the full agenda: