A last-ditch attempt to delay the completion of Christchurch’s $300 million cycleway programme has failed, with the city council deciding to accelerate it instead.
The council decided on Monday to complete its 101-kilometre network of cycleways by 2028 – one year earlier than proposed in the draft LTP, but still 11 years later than expected when the network was first proposed in 2013.
It also decided to bring forward a cycleway connection from Westmorland to the Nor’West Arc cycleway from 2031 to 2025.
The council also decided to spend $931m over 10 years on roads and footpaths and $96.7m on public transport infrastructure, including bus stops and shelters.
Read more, including the debate held between councillors on the issue, here.
If you know someone who gives up their time to help others or goes above and beyond to make a big difference in their local community, now is the time to nominate them for a Christchurch City Council Civic Award.
Each year, the Christchurch City Council recognises the efforts of individuals or groups who work, on a voluntary basis, to make a positive impact in the city by giving out Civic Awards. Whether it comes from an individual, society, association, club or group, anyone can nominate a worthy candidate for consideration.
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Work to convert Christchurch’s heritage-listed Old Post Office building into a multi-use hospitality space is taking shape.
The Press was given a sneak peek inside The Grand, which will occupy the two-storey building in Cathedral Square, plus a large outdoor section. It is scheduled to open in December.
The space includes a restaurant, café and bars, an i-Site visitor information centre, artisan bakery, pâtisserie, florist and gift store, and a South Island food tasting experience promoting local wine, beer, cheese and meat.
Did you visit the old post office before the quakes? And will you visit this new offering once it's ready?
More pictures available in the story by clicking 'Read More' below. Please note the attached image was taken shortly after the 2011 quakes.