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Revised Streetscape Plans to go out for consultation
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Following last week’s Earthquake Recovery Committee (ERC) meeting, approval has been granted to proceed with consultation for the revised Streetscape Plans for Kaiapoi West, some of Kaiapoi East, and The Pines Beach and Kairaki. Streetscape Plans for Kaiapoi South and the remainder of Kaiapoi East will be developed once more is known about the future of the red zone land.
A revision of the original design plans, which were released in early May 2011, was necessary after the Government’s land zoning announcements for greater Christchurch in June last year. The red zoning of some areas across Kaiapoi meant existing road access options and proposed designs outlined in the plans were no longer appropriate and the plans were put on hold.
Following the approval of a Roading Recovery Strategy at an ERC meeting in July 2012, approval was also granted to revise the Streetscape Plans for consultation.
The revised Streetscape Plans reflect the recommended changes outlined in the Roading Recovery Strategy and are based on the assumption that red zones will be fully vacated. Due to the uncertainty around the future use of red zone land in Kaiapoi, long term options for Kaiapoi South and the majority of Kaiapoi East are not included in the revised plans and potential options for this area have not been developed beyond a conceptual stage.
Streetscape Leader Jeanette Ward says the revised plans will be released and delivered to residents in September. In the same style as last year’s consultation process, a series of drop-in sessions will be held so residents can talk to the Streetscape Team and ask any questions they may have.
Residents will also be able to provide feedback on the plans through the New Foundations website and to Ms Ward in person.
“The approval from ERC to consult on the revised plans is a significant step forward in the rebuild of Kaiapoi, The Pines Beach and Kairaki,” she says.
“We had just finished consulting with the community about the plans last year when the land announcements were made. We had wide community support for the original plans and are confident the revisions we have made will also be supported by residents.”
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