Safety First for Community

The Woodend-Sefton Community Board were keen to hear the feedback about the extension of the Rangiora Woodend Path along School Road to the State Highway.

The Board recommended option two which uses the existing road to accommodate the path and moves the traffic lanes slightly east. It provides the opportunity for plantings, separated with on-street parking bays and kerbing that acts as a buffer between people on the path and vehicles.

Shona Powell, Board Chair says,

“Community feedback was very valuable and it was great to see support from the residents about the extension. This is another step in connecting up the paths to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to move between our communities. This will work well with the new signalised pedestrian crossing outside the school is in place, which NZTA tells us will be by the beginning of the next school year."

Te Tino Enterprises presented to the Board giving an overview of their business plan for the proposed new off-licence liquor store in Woodend. And the Board also heard from James Ensor about Surf Lifesaving signage displaying their hours at local beaches over the summer season.

Through the discretionary grants fund the Board granted $250 to Arts Canterbury Inc. toward hiring display panels and light for an art exhibition to be held in November/December in Waikuku.

The Board will hold a workshop shortly to discuss the Long Term Plan (LTP) and Plan Change 30 from Ravenswood Developments Ltd. This request seeks to rezone approximately 12.8 hectares from residential use to business use to accommodate a town centre in Ravenswood. This would provide statutory recognition for a Key Activity Centre (KAC) and allow for retail activity.

The next meeting on Monday 7 December starts at 6 pm at Pegasus Community Centre, all are welcome to come along.