Press Release – Christchurch City Council
Parkview School receives go ahead for safer crossing and drop off areas ; Lyttleton Tennis Club to play on for 33 years; Wigram Magdala road link scheme gets green light; City subdivision reserves to be named; Demolition of the Heathcote Voluntary …
Thursday 14 March 2013
Key decisions from today’s Council meeting
Christchurch City Council met today (Thursday 14 March), with the key decisions made outlined below:
Parkview School receives go ahead for safer crossing and drop off areas
The Council has approved a request for a Kea Crossing and a designated drop off/pick up zone for the Parkview School on Chadbury Street, Parklands. This will ensure a safer access for all school students, and parents requiring short¬-term parking for safe drop off’s and pick up’s
Lyttleton Tennis Club to play on for 33 years
The Council has approved a request for from the Lyttleton Tennis Club to extend their lease of the courts and pavilion (club rooms), situated at 1 Seaview Terrace. Lyttleton Tennis Club has also secured a grand from Vodafone New Zealand of $34,000 to improve the courts and pavilion. The Tennis courts and pavilion will be open to the public when not being used for club lessons and events.
Wigram – Magdala road link scheme gets green light
Plans to provide a link between Wigram Road and Birmingham Drive via a bridge over Curletts Road, reconnecting to Birmingham Drive via Magdala Place was approved by the Council today. On completion this will also link in with the Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 1 Cycle paths that feed into either side of the Curletts Road interchange. With a 70 per cent approval of the work following consultation with the local community, the Council is managing all public concerns to ensure the best program of work, with minimal impact on the local community and businesses.
City subdivision reserves to be named
The Council has approved the naming proposals for all new city subdivision reserves in Aidanfield, Kintyre, Halswell on the Park, and Te Repo.
Demolition of the Heathcote Voluntary Library halted
The Council agreed to request a halt to the demolition of the Heathcote Voluntary Library and to support in principle to repair or rebuild it. It also asked Council staff to provide costs for repairing and rebuilding the building by 24 April.
The Heathcote Voluntary Library in Martindales Road was seriously damaged in the 22 February 2011 earthquake and has been closed since then. In February this year, the Council announced it would comply with a Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Section 38 Notice of Demolition for the closed voluntary library building because it was considered to be unsafe. The Council today also resolved to respond to CERA with a ‘make safe’ plan for the building.
Mairehau Primary School to get Kea Crossing
The Council has approved the installation of a Kea Crossing on Mahars Road, St Albans, serving the Mairehau Primary School. With an expected student roll increase with the impending closure of Hammersley Park School, it is a welcome addition to the student safety access for the school.
Motorcycle ban for cycle and pedestrian underpass approved
Council has today approved the Motorcycle Ban for the Cycle and Pedestrian underpass at Annex Road, which passes under the Christchurch Southern Motorway. Several large residential developments close to the underpass have resulted in several complaints relating to improper use of the underpass in recent times, and safety is now being called for by all pedestrians and cyclists.
Discussion Paper Review to improve Local Government Authority approved
A Development Contributions Review Discussion Paper was approved by the Council today that will provide vital information to the Department of Internal Affairs on factors that influence the funding infrastructure for housing affordability and businesses.
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