Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Temporary bus shelters for Northlands Mall


Temporary bus shelters for Northlands Mall

Temporary shelters are being put in place outside Northlands Shopping Centre to keep bus users dry while construction of the new super stop is completed.

Flooding issues around the city last week meant contractors working on the new public transport super stop at Northlands had to be diverted to focus on urgent response efforts. Much of the work underway on the new super stop involved sucker trucks and water clearing equipment for underground construction and this equipment was clearly required in flooded areas around Christchurch.

Transport and Greenspace Unit Manager John Mackie says emergency response issues needed to take priority for the Council.

"We understand Environment Canterbury needs the expanded bus shelter to support its new "hubs and spokes" public transport model and construction is progressing, including road marking and signage.

"The project experienced some early delays and ongoing issues with the supplier pushed the deadline. We've put these temporary shelters in place to keep bus users protected from the weather while the work is finished. The super stop - essentially a 70 metre-long bus shelter - is expected to be in place by mid-July, as discussed with Environment Canterbury."


- Ends -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Education: Schools Funded To Trial Innovative Approaches

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the successful applicants for a new $10 million fund to encourage innovative teaching practices. “I’m delighted with the quality of the 39 projects that have won funding in the first round of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund worth a total of about $2.6 million,” says Ms Parata. More>>

ALSO:

Generation Zero: Skypath Granted Resource Consent

Generation Zero is delighted and relieved that the ‘Skypath’ walking and cycling addition to the Harbour Bridge has been granted resource consent. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Two New Auckland Special Housing Areas

Two new greenfield Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1800 new homes in Auckland have been announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown. More>>

ALSO:

Royals: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November. This will be the second joint visit for Their Royal Highnesses to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Tracey Martin Replaced: Ron Mark Is New New Zealand First Deputy Leader

Clayton Mitchell was the successful candidate for the Associate Whip position. Winston Peters was re-elected as Leader by the Caucus. Ron Mark was elected as the Deputy Leader with effect from 10am, Friday, 3rd July. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild Rebrand: "Regenerate Christchurch" To Replace CERA

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news