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

 


Key decisions from today’s Environmental Committee meeting

Wednesday, 20 March 2014

Key decisions from today’s Environmental Committee meeting

Christchurch City Council Environmental Committee met today, with the key decisions made outlined below:

Riccarton Public Transport hub options in sync with local businesses
The Committee recommended the Council consider a preferred site at the Westfield Mall frontage along Riccarton Road for the proposed bus transport hub facilities.

The recommendation will ask staff to report back within three months with attractive concept designs including innovative lighting and Wi-Fi for the Riccarton Public Transport Hub. Initial measures will also recommend that the site include the extension of bus stops and improved and attractive passenger shelters in front of Westfield Mall entrance, with safety as a key element of the design.

The recommendation will request that all proposed work is carried out with pedestrian safety and bus route planning as a priority. Staff will also be requested to investigate the long term options for an enclosed passenger waiting lounge.

Major Cycleways route name recommendations
The Committee recommends that Council adopt the names for the 13 Major Cycleways routes listed in a staff report but with some minor amendments. These include altering the name for Route 5 connecting the Central City to New Brighton, and Route 6 from the Central City to Ferrymead Bridge.

The Committee also recommends that Te Reo names as proposed by Ngāi Tahu are applied to the routes in addition to the names voted on by the public. Refer to separate media release for full details.

District Energy scheme for Christchurch to be explored
The Committee recommends that Council endorse the concept of exploring the opportunity of a district energy scheme and commit to the six month negotiation phase with the Alliance Partnership of the Council, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch City Holdings Limited, Energy for Industry and Cowley Services.

The goal of the Alliance would be to launch a District Energy System (DES) in Christchurch. The DES would offer low-cost, environmentally sustainable and resilient heat/cool energy to a wide range of customers across the central city, whilst making an important contribution towards Christchurch becoming a sustainable, resilient and future-proofed 21st century city.

The final decision to fully participate in the District Energy System would come back to Council for approval.


– Ends –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news