On Thursday 14 December, the Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board: heard public forum presentations on city assset sales, Edgeware Pool, and traffic issues, and a deputation on bus and coach parking in the city; approved changes to coach parking; approved proposed lane names for a development at 35 Hawkins Road; approved the revocation of reserve status on land at 119 Petrie Street; approved grants from the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund and Better-Off Fund; and received an area report in issues and initiatives within the Board area.
The Pool Hall will be closed from Monday 8 January 2024, and the Council expects it to fully reopen by the end of May. The teach pool will reopen at the beginning of Term 2, Monday 29 April 2024, so that Swimsmart classes can resume. The Gym and Sports Halls will remain open during the temporary closure.
The work is scheduled for summer as the Council’s outdoor pools are available at that time for the community to use as an alternative, in addition to year-round indoor pools.
Works to renew and widen the Northern Line shared path between Langdons and Sawyers Arms Roads is scheduled to begin on 8 January, after the previous plan to do the work during the October school holidays didn’t work out. A detour via Sisson Drive will be signposted, and the work is expected to be completed in early February. See the start works notice for more information.
On 4 December, the Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board, along with the adjacent Waimāero Board, supported the installation of traffic lights at the Greers/Langdons intersection.
The option adopted was the preferred option set out in the agenda (pictured) – signalising the Greers/Langdons intersection and converting the Reynolds/Greers intersection to left-in/left-out. The Boards also asked staff to investigate additional indented parking bays and additional measures to prevent right-turn manoeuvres between Greers Rd and Reynolds Ave.
Before this project can go ahead, the full Council will be asked to approve some aspects, and another $850,000 will need to be budgeted to meet the expected cost.
The Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central community board will hold a joint meeting with the adjacent Waimāero Board this Monday 4 December at 4:30pm in the Fendalton boardroom. The meeting will consider the outcome of consultation on the proposed traffic lights at the Greers/Langdons intersection.
A preferred option is proposed (pic), and several alternatives are also available for consideration by the Boards. The Boards are asked to make a recommendation to the Council, which will be the final decision-maker on the project.
The meeting is open for the public to attend and will be livestreamed on the Waimāero Board’s YouTube channel and shared on the Waipapa Board’s Facebook page. Click through to read the full agenda, including a report on the consultation, all submissions, and details of the proposed design, as well as a detailed report on the options.