15 February Community Board meeting outcomes

On Thursday 15 February, the Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board:

  • heard from Te Kura o Matarangi Northcote School about traffic & parking issues in the area;
  • received deputations relating to the proposed changes to the Shirley/Hills/Warrington intersection;
  • approved changes to that intersection;
  • approved changes to parking on Peterborough Street;
  • approved the draft South-East Neighbourhood Plan for public consultation;
  • approved three grants from the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund;
  • approved over $200,000 in grants from the Board’s Better-Off Fund;
  • and received an area report on issues and initiatives within the Board area.

The Board will next meet on Thursday 14 March.

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Rail crossing upgrades for Tuckers & Sturrocks Roads

From Sunday 25 February through to Sunday 3 March, there’ll be daily road closures on either side of the Sturrocks Road and Tuckers Road railway crossings to allow the railway level crossings to be upgraded. Detours will be signposted. Take care if you’re in the area, and watch for changed traffic conditions.

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Community Boards approve changes to Shirley/Marshland Intersection

On 13 February, the Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board, together with the adjacent Waitai Community Board, approved changes to the intersection of Shirley/Marshland/New Brighton Roads and North Parade.

The intersection is within the top 1% of Christchurch intersections in terms of there being a risk of a crash, and approved changes include safe speed platforms on all approaches, and removal of the slip lane for left turns from Shirley Road to Marshland Road.

Before the changes are implemented, the full Council will be asked to approve a shared path on the north-west corner of the intersection.

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3-year stay of demolition for Oil Changers

Oil Changers Papanui continues to trade, while the adjacent Papanui PAK’nSAVE site nears completion.

In May 2022 Think Papanui reported plans for the Oil Changers building in Papanui to be demolished to make way for supermarket car parking. The Papanui PAK’nSAVE was originally consented with basement car parking, however “as a result of geotechnical investigations” the basement was subsequently deleted from the plans, with that parking redistributed across the site at ground level. Space for the additional ground-level parking was found through the removal of the planned fuel stop and demolition of the retail buildings on the north-east corner of the site (the former Mad Butcher, and in theory, Oil Changers).

With the construction of the supermarket nearing completion, and Oil Changers continuing to trade, an inquiry from Think Papanui has revealed further changes to the project’s Resource Consent. A change of conditions approved last year permits Oil Changers to stay on site until the termination of their lease in 2027.

Impact on parking

The retention of the Oil Changers building means there’ll be 21 fewer car parks on that part of the site. As part of the same change of conditions, Foodstuffs will provide an 11 additional car parking spaces adjacent to their head office “for use by a combination of head office staff and visitors, and supermarket staff”. This means a net loss of 21 parks available to shoppers, offset by the provision of some parks that could be used by supermarket workers.

Documentation from the consent process indicates that the minimum on-site parking requirement for the supermarket is 241 spaces (209 visitor and 32 staff parking spaces). Think Papanui understands that with Oil Changers retained the site will now offer at least 253 parking spaces, twelve more than the minimum.

Foodstuffs has not responded to questions relating to the supermarket development.

Reminder: changes to kerbside collection from February 2024

Image credit: Christchurch City Council

From this month, materials collected from households for recycling will be standardised across New Zealand. This means there are items that can no longer be collected in Christchurch’s yellow bins. Paper products can no longer be collected in green bins. Click through for full details of the changes:

Agenda for 15 February Community Board meeting

The Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board will meet at 4pm on Thursday 15 February in the Papanui boardroom. The agenda includes:

  • public participation;
  • safety improvements to the Shirley/Hills/Warrington intersection (pic);
  • parking on Peterborough Street;
  • endorsement of the draft South-East Central Neighbourhood Plan for public consultation;
  • three applications to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund;
  • ten applications totalling $210,690 to the Board’s Better-Off Fund;
  • and an area report on initiatives and initiatives within the Board area.

The meeting is open to the public, and will be livestreamed on the Board’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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