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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
There are a range of Council roading projects planned or currently underway.
Each year the Council approves a roading capital works programme for the current year plus an indicative programme for the following three years.
The Council welcomes feedback on this programme and invites suggestions on where improvement works could be undertaken in the future.
The Council have confirmed a design for improvements to Flaxton Road, between Lineside Road and Kingsford Smith Drive. The design aims to improve pedestrian and cyclist facilities, as well as the general road layout. Work is due to start in January 2021 and will be completed in December 2021.
Following consultation with businesses along Flaxton Road, a design has been confirmed. Cross sections showing the road layout, including and excluding parking are shown below.
A typical cross section looking north, showing the new road layout including parking.
A typical cross section looking north, showing the new road layout excluding the parking lane.
Flaxton Road Improvements Updates
We're working behind the scenes getting ready to start the project, and will provide regular updates as the project progresses. Keep up with where things are at and work that is coming by clicking on the latest updates to learn more.
The approved Scheme Design for the road improvements can be viewed here.
We will provide more information about traffic impacts during the project once the traffic management plan has been approved.
Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday with some weekend work as required.
Your kerbside collections will remain unchanged. Please ensure your bag or bins are in their usual spot on collection day.
There will be no planned disruption to your wastewater, telephone or power services.
Please be aware of the dangers posed by road works. Ensure you stay clear and follow the directions of workers.
Please fill in the below details if you would like to receive project updates via email.
NZTA, in consultation with the Waimakariri District Council, has chosen an eastern bypass option to upgrading SH1 in the Woodend area.
A project is also underway that will make State Highway 1 between Saltwater Creek and Tram Road safer for everyone. Possible safety improvements include putting in flexible roadside and median safety barriers. These changes will help prevent people being killed or injured on this busy stretch of road.
Keep up to date on progress on the Woodend corridor improvements and the above project on the NZTA website.
The Council is planning to build a new roundabout at the intersection of Flaxton Road and Fernside Road, replacing the existing ‘T’ intersection.
The work is proposed to include
Read the full Information Notice for more detail.
Ivory Street, between Alfred Street and Buckham Street is being upgraded to help improve safety for people visiting local businesses, and for vehicles to make a safe turn into Cone Street from the south. The Council has been working with local businesses and residents in the area, to make sure their feedback was considered in the improvement work and designs.
The work will started between Buckham Street and Queen Street during the week of Monday 13 July. This work is complete and contractors will move onto the next stage between Alfred Street and Queen Street during the week of Monday 17 August. You can view the latest update here.
Remaining work is broken into two further stages along Ivory Street with all work to be complete by late 2020:
The work will include:
The Council are working on installing watermains along Williams Street and Hills Street, as the pipes are old and need to be replaced.
From Monday 6 July contractors are working in stage two of works, between Fuller Street and the Ohoka Road roundabout. The watermains will be laid on the western side of Williams Street first, and will then cross over to the eastern side.
We thank businesses and residents for their patience while we have been working in this area.
Project information notices: