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Red Zone Clearances
Property clearances in Residential Red Zones in Kaiapoi, The Pines Beach
and Kairaki are progressing. To date, 189 properties have been cleared in
Kaiapoi, 16 properties in The Pines Beach and nine in Kairaki.
Red Zone Security
Armourguard ADT is now undertaking Residential Red Zone Security and
Reassurance patrols after securing the contract through a tender process.
Flat Land Zoning Review
In late August, the Zoning Review Advisory Group announced its
decisions following a review undertaken to determine if the boundaries
established in the flat land zoning process were appropriate.
The group made recommendations to Cabinet. The review of zoning of
flat land properties was based on two criteria:
• Checking the consistency of zoning decisions with the criteria agreed
• Checking for anomalies in zoning boundaries in relation to cross-lease
and unit titles, or the viability of infrastructure servicing costs.
The zoning review included properties which applied for a zoning review
as well as all other properties. Following this process more than 100
properties changed -- 101 from green to red zone and three from red to
green zone. Of these, two properties in the Waimakariri District changed
from red to green.
With the completion of the zoning on the flat land, CERA has released the
geotechnical data relating to the decisions on its website.
The information for Kaiapoi, The Pines and Kairaki is now available at
Red Zone Services
The Government has not yet made any decisions about the future
of Residential Red Zones, or what process it will use to make these
decisions, but Council expects views from the Government, community
and Council will need to be considered.
Services will be maintained in Residential Red Zone areas until at least
the end of the settlement period in April 2013, but Council has made no
commitment to the continuance of services beyond that time.
During this time, Council will continue to provide a functional system by
carrying out only repairs that are necessary to keep the services on, but
no permanent reinstatement.
What this means is that there will be potholes in the road and potential
water ponding after rain. This commitment would be reviewed if there
was another significant event.
At present, Council has not budgeted for any maintenance, reinstatement
or decommissioning of damaged Red Zone infrastructure beyond June
2013, other than that required for future servicing of adjoining Green
In early September, the Council accepted a tender from City Care Ltd
for earthquake repairs and improvements in the Kaiapoi Town Centre,
Williams Street Bridge and north of the bridge, including Charles and
Council staff have been working with the Kaiapoi Community Board to
develop a street layout and landscape plan for Williams Street, including
the bridge and the area to its north. These plans were approved by the
Board in June.
The work is part of the Earthquake Recovery Infrastructure Programme
and will be carried out in two stages - the first stage concentrating on
Charles Street and Davie Street (from Charles Street to Sewell Street) and
the second stage will focus on Williams Street itself and sewer repairs in
Smith Street (from Charles Street to Sewell Street).
The project will involve water, stormwater and sewer mains replacement,
kerbing and channelling replacement, some road reconstruction, footpath
repairs in Charles Street and street layout and landscape improvements.
Work on Davie and Charles Streets is now underway and residents are
reminded to take care around work sites. Davie Street is currently closed
to vehicles between Sewell and Charles Streets but footpath access in this
area has been retained.
The project is expected to be completed by late May 2013.
The Waimakariri District Council's Earthquake Recovery
Programme is made up of a number of programmes which
are progressing across the district.
In this update, you can read about community facilities,
the Kaiapoi Town Centre project and infrastructure work
that is being undertaken, as well as information on the new
timeXchange Waimakariri and Rubble Rousers' projects.
We will continue to keep you informed as we reach new
milestones and make more progress. Keep an eye out
for new information on the New Foundations Website at
newfoundations.org.nz and on the noticeboards in Kaiapoi,
The Pines Beach and Kairaki.
KAIAPOI TOWN CENTRE PROJECT
COMMUNITY AND RECREATION
Kaiapoi Library/Service Centre/Museum
Deconstruction of the old Kaiapoi Library/
Service Centre is complete. Warren and
Mahoney Architects has appointed its
sub-consultants for the design of the new
building which includes geotechnical,
structural, building service, acoustic and
preliminary design considerations.
The preliminary design will be completed by the end of October.
Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre
Deconstruction of the Kaiapoi Aquatic
Centre is underway and the roof structure
and walls have been removed. Bookings
have also opened for WaiSwim Preschool
lessons at the Kaiapoi Temporary Pool. The
rebuilt Centre will reopen in June 2013.
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