Kaiapoi road alignment options

Following the red zoning of much of the Kaiapoi East (east of Meadow Street) and South (Courtenay Downs) areas, consultation was undertaken with the residents and landowners of these areas about potential future roading options to continue access.

The aim of the consultation, carried out in March 2015, was to obtain views of the community on a range of potential roading options.

The Kaiapoi South and Kaiapoi East leaflets outline the background and the range of options.

Key findings

Key findings can be found in the Kaiapoi East and South Road Alignment Options - Community Consultation Feedback handout.

Kaiapoi East

Sixty-two responses were received for the Kaiapoi East area. The feedback found that 63% of the respondents preferred Option 4a.

Respondents from Bracebridge Street, Gray Crescent, Meadow Street and Moore Street all had a majority preference for Option 4a, Kalmia Place had a 50/50 split between Options 4a and 4b and Feldwick Drive residents/landowners were divided on their first preference.

Kaiapoi South

Fifty-seven responses were received for the Kaiapoi South area.

In terms of the alignment of Courtenay Drive, 56% of respondents preferred Option 2 (a or b), with Option 2a the preferred option in terms of the future of the underground services.

Options 1 and 3 were very close at 20% and 23% respectively.

Respondents from Courtenay Drive, Shepherd Place and Wyber Place had a majority preference for Option 2a, Charters Street and Dawson Douglas Place had a majority preference for Option 2 (split evenly between Option 2a and Option 2b).

The Consultation Feedback Report outlines the consultation process and the feedback from the community regarding the future roading options in Kaiapoi South and Kaiapoi East.

Options

Kaiapoi South

  • Option 1 - Retain the current alignment of Courtenay Drive
  • Option 2a - Relocate Courtenay Drive and the services
  • Option 2b - Relocate Courtenay Drive and create services easement
  • Option 3 - Courtenay Drive split into two separate sections (creating two cul-de-sacs)

Kaiapoi East

  • Option 1 - Retain the current alignment of Cass Street and Feldwick Drive
  • Option 2a - A link road between Blackwell Crescent and Gray Crescent - longer option
  • Option 2b - A link road between Blackwell Crescent and Gray Crescent - shorter option
  • Option 3a - A new road between Oram Place and Feldwick Drive
  • Option 3b - A new road between Oram Place and Gray Crescent
  • Option 4a - A new road between Cass Street and Feldwick Drive
  • Option 4b - A new road between Cass Street and Gray Crescent