Potae Avenue to Nelson Road Connection
Works is progressing. The footpath has been installed, with the road next.
The link road will improve access and traffic flow throughout the Lytton West area.
Project budget: $1.8m funded by Development Contributions (from building and resource consents in the area).
Contractors: Siteworx for installing culverts in the stream.
About the development
Consultation on the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan identified this project as a priority infrastructure project.
Significant planning and consenting work has been done to enable the delivery of this project.
As the Taruheru subdivision continues to grow, so does the need for improved access for residents and road users. The link will provide an alternative option to the busy Lytton Road and Potae Avenue intersection.
Culvert - the replacement of the existing culvert over Hapara stream. This will improve water flow and allow for any additional development that may occur in surrounding areas.
The new link road - designed to enable bus access and accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists. It will include:
* Two 3-metre-wide vehicle lanes with recessed parking bays
* Energy efficient LED street lighting
* Upgrades to drainage
* School zone speed limits.
Safety crossings - 4 raised crossings designed as speed control measures and will provide pedestrians with a safer access route.
New 1.5m footpath - on the eastern side of the new road starting from the current end of Potae Avenue through to Nelson Road. Its wide design will accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists.
All possible efforts have been incorporated into the new road link to minimise any effect that the development work may have on the surrounding environment, including the Hapara stream. The culvert design is in accordance with the Tairawhiti Freshwater Plan to allow for the continual flow of surface water.
Some trees and vegetation will need to be removed to accommodate the new road and infrastructure. New low growing plantings will be planted near the crossings.
Grass seed will be sown along the new road berms and areas disturbed by the construction works.
Works have started on the first 50m of concrete path. Project delivery is still forecast for May 2020.
Queens Drive Titirangi Drive
Work has started on the project to widen parts of the road, install retaining walls, road marking, and signs to make it a permanent one-way system to Titirangi summit.
Te Panuku / Titirangi Summit
Council is working closely in partnership with Ngāti Oneone to support this project to progress from concept phase (initially presented to Council in 2018).
This project was initially part of Navigate Tairāwhiti and received funding from MBiE.
Initial funding has since been reduced (to $1,067,000) as part of a central government economic response to Covid-19. However, the remaining funds will enable this project’s detailed design and resource consent stage to progress, expected to be lodged by 31 August 2021.
Waingake transformation programme
Plant procurement for winter 2021 completed. Running a request for tender process currently for the planting contract.
A preferred supplier chosen for wilding pine control. Contract will commence March 2021. The control of around 150 ha is expected to take 3 months dependent on weather and seedling density.
Submitted an application to the Department of Conservation ‘Kaimahi for Nature Fund’ for the Waingake Restoration pest and weed control. A decision was expected by the end of February.