Canterbury Police advise that the boy reported missing last week has been found safe and well.
Implementation of the second half of the Papanui slow speed neighbourhood will be underway in the next few days. These changes were approved by the Council last year following public consultation and a recommendation by the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board. See the notice for more details.
Work to renew the pathways within Redwood Park is commencing, and is expected to take until mid-May. Sections of the existing footpath will be closed to the public during construction activities, with temporary alternative access put in place. See the notice for more information.
The Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts are growing rapidly, with our population potentially doubling to 1 million people within the next 60 years, if not earlier. How can we grow in a way that will provide a good quality of life while also tackling important issues such as responding to climate change, preserving the environment, making our region more resilient to natural disasters, and making housing more affordable?
Click through for a survey being conducted by the Urban Growth Partnership for Greater Christchurch (closes 26 March): https://greaterchristchurch.org.nz/huihui-mai/get-involved/
Reminder: our Community Board’s draft plan for the next three years is open for feedback until this Sunday 26 March. See the Board’s Facebook post for more information and a link to a feedback form, or head to: https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/580
The Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside’s BOOKarama will take place from April 21st to 23rd at the YMCA Bishopdale Recreation Centre. Donations of good clean quality Books, Records, CD’s, DVD’s and Jigsaws are welcome, and can be left at a range of local spots. For more information see the Facebook event or head to https://bishopdale-burnside-rotary.com/bookarama-2023/.
Sturrocks Road is currently closed at the railway line, and Barnes Road will be closed this coming weekend. Think Papanui understands that the closures are for KiwiRail track maintenance. Take care if you’re in the area and watch for changed traffic conditions.
The Council’s Housing and Business Choice Plan Change (Plan Change 14) and the Heritage Plan Change (Plan Change 13) have both been officially notified today. Formal submissions on the plan changes can be made until 3 May 2023.
Plan Change 14 has been designed to bring the city’s District Plan in line with the Government’s new national standards to encourage multi-unit housing developments, called the Medium-Density Residential Standards (MDRS).
Under the Heritage Plan Change, new Residential Heritage Areas have been put forward for protection, with a number of new buildings, items and interiors added to the Schedule of Significant Historic Heritage.
Click through for more information, including interactive and downloadable maps showing how the plan changes apply: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/growingcity