As part of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) project the Waimakariri Bridges will be widened in coming months to provide for a third northbound lane and a planned third southbound lane, which will operate as a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane during morning peak.
The widening will take place on the inside of the existing bridges. The NZ Transport Agency is currently investigating the exact location and length of the southbound HOV lane, as well as overall safety. A new cycleway (clip-on) will be constructed on the outside of the southbound bridge.
We're proud to have one of our subdivisions chosen to trial New Zealand’s first Smart Playground, which has opened in Rolleston bringing a new kind of fun to the town’s Levi Park.
The park has been transformed into a Smart Playground as part of a 90-day trial aimed at bridging the gap between digital and physical play. New Zealand company Playground Centre (PGC) has exclusive rights to the North American Biba technology that powers the play.
PGC chief executive Simon Filleul said his company was excited to work with the Selwyn District Council to trial the first PGC Smart Playground, which encourages young children to enjoy the outdoors and be active rather than rely on sedentary electronic play. Read more
It’s been six months since the first sod was turned and work started on the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC). The project team have been testing land conditions, preparing land for construction and moving key services such as power and water. Construction is now in full swing, with work underway on the Belfast Road Bridge and Winters Road Subway. There is good progress on the detailed design with many of the plans nearing completion. The final design for the whole project will be completed this year and construction will ramp up. Read more with this project update.
The days are getting shorter and the mornings crisping up. What better way to make the winter fly faster, than to have an exciting building project to plan. With subdivisions in Woodend, Halswell, Rolleston and West Melton, we have something for everyone. Read more
Building a new house in a major centre could net you on average around $150,000 in capital gain, new research suggests. Property research firm homes.co.nz has looked at the gap between the cost of a new section and the median price of a new house. Read more
The Christchurch Northern Corridor Alliance Project team is opening their doors to all for an afternoon of presentations, displays and demonstrations. Come along with any questions or simply to find out more about the progress of the project.
Tuesday, March 28, 2pm to 6.30pm
145 Winters Road, Mairehau
(enter via QEII Drive and Winters Road East, as Winters Road is closed between Nos 137 and 143).
The Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) combines the NZ Transport Agency’s Northern Arterial (a new section of SH74 running from just south of the Waimakariri River to QEII Drive, near Winters Rd) and two Christchurch City Council projects that link QEII Drive to Cranford St and four-lane Cranford St to Innes Rd.
This $240m project is designed to reduce congestion and improve the journey times between North Canterbury and Christchurch, particularly the Port of Lyttelton and the central city.
Introducing the new heart of West Melton
Come and find out more about what’s new and what’s great in West Melton, you're invited to a fun family day out with games, bouncy castle, face painting, music and displays from local clubs. Plus ice cream, BBQ and a range of specialty food carts.
Learn about plans for the exciting new West Melton Community and Recreation Centre.
When: Sunday 4 December, 10:30am – 4pm
Where: West Melton Community Centre, SH73