Enhancements in Store for Rangiora's Lineside Road Entrance

Published: 28-May-2018

A positive step forward for a major enhancement to Rangiora’s Lineside Road entrance was made last night as the Rangiora-Ashley Community Board approved funding to progress the beautification work.

Lineside Road Enhancement AreaIt was identified by members some time ago that a number of the entrances into Rangiora were looking tired, and there was an opportunity to provide better amenity in these areas. The Board allocated funding for the enhancement work in April 2017, but the area was earmarked for beautification several years ago.

Rangiora-Ashley Community Board Chair Jim Gerard says “A lot of hard work has gone into securing funds and developing the project ready for implementation. Last night’s meeting gave the green light for this much anticipated project to begin, which the Board are delighted about.”

Stage one of the improvements involves planting and beautification work to the value of $30,000, as well as an extension of the kerb to the rail crossing costing an additional $30,000.

Staff outlined proposals for stage two improvement works which the board was eager to see, and they agreed to commit a further $22,000 from its 2017/18 General Landscaping Budget to improve and beautify the area near the former Lineside Autos site. This work will merge well with the newly completed Passchendaele Memorial Path and will see efficiencies in cost by completing this work at the same time.

Staff will prepare a report for Council to consider which will seek funding to prepare strategic plan for town entrances across the District. 

Stage two of the improvement work includes further beautification and enhancement work and will involve consultation with business owners and the community for their feedback before plans are finalised.

“As well as the new enhancements, the whole area will be given a thorough tidy up,” says Jim.

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