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

 


Council adopts Coastal Pathway plan

Council adopts Coastal Pathway plan


A multi-functional community pathway from Ferrymead to Sumner has received a significant boost with Christchurch City Council approving the amended Coastal Pathway Concept Plan.

The plan incorporates changes in response to public submissions and feedback from consultation on the draft Main Road Master Plan.

Revisions include the redesign of a section on Beachville Road, reinstatement of on-street parking along the northern side of Main Road in Redcliffs and further recognition of tangata whenua interest and values.

Councillor Yani Johanson says the 6.5km pathway linking Ferrymead and Sumner will add considerable value to the wider community.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to leave a long-term legacy for our seaside communities and our city. I have no doubt it will enable a wide range of locals and tourists to enjoy an environmentally stunning journey along our beautiful coast.”

Fellow Hagley/Ferrymead Councillor Paul Lonsdale says: “The community vision outlined in the concept plan will result in a much-desired facility, benefiting a variety of users and aiding in the rebuild and recovery of the area.”

The joint project between Council and CCPG will provide a four-metre-wide pathway for pedestrians, cyclists and other non-motorised transport users.

Tim Lindley, CCPG chairman, says the pathway will help forge stronger community links.

“The pathway will be a fantastic opportunity for the people of Christchurch and visitors to the city to enjoy the uniquely stunning land and seascape our region has to offer. It will help boost local businesses, provide a safe off-road route for walkers and recreational cyclists, and have many places where our history, culture, art and environment may be shared and celebrated.”

Construction will be staged as funding allows with initial focus in those areas included in SCIRT’s rebuild programme.

The first basic part of the Coastal Pathway has been incorporated in the finished McCormacks Bay Causeway project, which opened on 1 November 2013. The work was incorporated into the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Team’s (SCIRT) repairs programme.

The Council committed $9.9 million towards the Coastal Pathway project in the Christchurch City Three Year Plan 2013-16. Additional funding arrangements will be finalised with the pathway group.

In July, Fulton Hogan contributed $250,000 worth of work to help form a sealed section of pathway running from Scott Park to the eastern end of the causeway.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

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:

Foreign Affairs: NZ Begins Presidency Of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news