An update on work in progress

In the Further Information section of the document you’ll see an update on work undertaken to date and how this will progress over the coming year.

But at a high level the things we are pushing ahead with this coming year include:

  • Continuing to advocate central government to design and fund the Woodend Bypass
  • New car parking options are being explored for both Kaiapoi and Rangiora
  • We have two urban cycleway projects planned for Kaiapoi this coming year
  • Our corporate Sustainability Strategy
  • A proposal to develop a Climate Change Response Strategy
  • Changes in fresh water regulation and the proposed changes to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management
  • Natural hazard maps are being updated as part of the District Plan Review
  • An update on the build progress for Stadium Waimakariri
  • We’ll also be in touch to update the Community Outcomes in the coming months. Community Outcomes describe how the Council aims to meet the current and future needs of the community
  • Council’s finances have been given an endorsement by credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s. They announced Waimakariri District Council’s credit rating has improved ahead of expectations. On the ground this means more favourable rates when borrowing to pay for infrastructure which is good news for ratepayers.
  • Transport proposals. This includes projects such as Southbrook improvements, Rangiora/Woodend Road, Flaxton/Fernside intersection, and Park and Ride facilities