Naylor love Update: Bupa Care Facility, 122 Churchill Drive

Below is the latest update on what is happening at the construction site at 122 Churchill Dr, provided by Naylor Love.

“Throughout the month we will be continuing to pour concrete to the remainder of the building, the structural steel is on track to be fully erected at the start of December. As we continue to install the roof, more areas of the Building are becoming water-tight, allowing us to push ahead with the interior fit out works.

As we are closing in on our last concrete pour there will be only one pour commencing at 6:30am in November” – which will occur on Tuesday 17 November.

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Photo Competition – Ngaio and Crofton Downs

Dont forget the local photo competition which is being run by the Ngaio – Crofton Downs Residents’ Association – entries close on 11 November.

Prizes will be awarded at the NCDRA annual general meeting, to be held at the Ngaio Union Church, 7.30 pm on 18 November. Every entrant will receive a year’s free subscription to the NCDRA.

Photos may be of people, things or landscapes, but must be taken in Ngaio – Crofton Downs. Take new pictures or choose the best from your collection. Just send them in!

Enter by emailing your photos to photo@ngaio.org.nz.

Make sure your name is part of the caption on each picture.

Entries will be judged by well known professional photographer Colin McDiarmid.

The photos will remain your property but by entering you agree that the NCDRA may display your entries with due accreditation at the AGM and in subsequent publicity.

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NCDRA Submission – draft Spatial Plan

NCDRA has submitted its submission on the draft spatial plan. Thanks to everyone who offered a comment on the submission. One of the difficulties in making a submission like this, is reflecting members views when they are very diverse. we had comments back stating that e were not strong enough, that we got it just right, and that we were too strong in our wording. the full submission can be downloaded here – Full Submission

The feeling of the executive was very much that the given the mandatory requirements of the National Policy Statement, the draft spatial plan is OK. this does not take away that the community has reservations about the NPS provisions (enable at least 6 storey buildings in certain areas and remove parking requirements), however a submission on the spatial plan is not the place to question the NPS, or the classification of Johnsonville Railway as rapid transit (The Ministry for the Environment has confirmed this intent to WCC).

In our verbal submission we will be stressing these points, and expressing our view that the District Plan (which gives effect to the spatial plan) must be clear and strong in making sure that it delivers not only quality building, but also quality community. WCC must uphold the District Plan – and not extend “compliance discretion” which many residents feel is given far too leniently at present.

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LOCAL PHOTO COMPETITION

A local photo competition is being run by the Ngaio – Crofton Downs Residents’ Association.

Entries close Wednesday 11th November and prizes will be awarded a week later at the NCDRA annual general meeting, to be held at the Ngaio Union Church, 7.30 pm on 18 November. Every entrant will receive a year’s free subscription to the NCDRA.

Photos may be of people, things or landscapes, but must be taken in Ngaio – Crofton Downs. Take new pictures or choose the best from your collection. Just send them in!

Enter by emailing your photos to photo@ngaio.org.nz.

Make sure your name is part of the caption on each picture.

Entries will be judged by well known professional photographer Colin MacDiarmid.

The photos will remain your property but by entering you agree that the NCDRA may display your entries with due accreditation at the AGM and in subsequent publicity.

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Naylor Love update on 122 Churchill Drive for October.

Naylor Love have provided an update on works at the 122 Churchill Drive site, which can be read in full by clicking here.

The structural steel for the entire building is nearly complete, with concrete continuing to be poured and scaffolding erected to the remainder of the building. In the first section of the building, the windows and roof are being installed, allowing progress with the interior fit-out works. More of the basement has now been made available to subcontractors for car parking.

NL thank residents for  your understanding around the early pours throughout July, and during August there will be two pours commencing at 6:30am, planned for Monday 5th October and Wednesday 21st October (weather dependant).

Questions are welcomed,  to e-mail on: katie.burley@naylorlove.co.nz

 

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Wellington Council Update – Roadworks in our Area

We receive regular updates from Wellington City Council about upcoming roadworks. The table below covers main Council scheduled roadworks for this month, in our local area, or main roads in and out.   Note: dates may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

LOCATION TYPE OF WORK INDICATIVE DATES TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT  OTHER 
Ngaio Gorge Slip Stabilisation project October 2020 to 2022 Traffic reduced to one lane controlled traffic control Further information on WCC website project page.
Grant Road, Thorndon Retaining walls strengthening project Mid-February to early 2021 Traffic reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals Work will affect the footpath. Crews will assist pedestrians.
Rangiora Avenue, Kaiwharawhara Construction of new footpath and staircase down to Hutt Road. On hold, resumption expected Summer 2020 Reduced parking during construction. Traffic controlled by stop go.  Work hours 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. Further investigations underway to accommodate native trees.

Latest updates on roadworks, road closures and events information can be found on the WCC website at: https://wellington.govt.nz/services/parking-and-roads/road-works/road-works-and-road-closures

A map of upcoming work for 2019/20 is at https://gis.wcc.govt.nz/LocalMaps/Viewer/?map=d322a03511294abcbe83a253b8700c02

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Ngaio Gorge Road Works Underway

The lizards are moving, and so the Ngaio Gorge Road works can begin.

Stabilisation of the major slip could take two years too complete – an article on the project from Stuff can be read at this link

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Meet your Candidates for the General Election – 2 October

Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association has arranged a public meeting for you to meet your candidates in the general election.

It will be held at the Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Road, on Friday 2 October from 7.30pm. Admission by free ticket see below.

This is your chance to meet the electorate candidates and ask the questions that you want your future MP to answer.

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about what the candidates are standing for, and what it means for our community if they are elected.

This meeting has been organised while NZ has been in a Covid response. While we have just gone back down to a level 1 response, we are still preparing to cope with a change back to Level 2 before the date of the meeting. Therefore we are asking people to register using the form below. The confirmation that you will receive should be brought on the evening. Entry is free.

Should it be necessary to limit attendance to 100 people, the first 100 tickets will be valid. everyone will be advised.

Please complete the form below. There is no charge. We ask for your email address simply so that a confirmation can be sent to you. Your information will not be used for any purpose other than organising the meeting on 2 October.

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Crane Removal this Sunday, Churchill Drive.

naylor Love will be removing one of the Tower Cranes this Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. This was originally scheduled for the following Monday and Tuesday, however high winds are forecasted for this time, requiring the work to be brought forward and into the Sunday.

Decommissioning is planned for Friday afternoon, as much dismantled as possible on Saturday, with finishing up on Sunday.

Naylor Love’s full notice can be downloaded here

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Council’s Planning for Growth

Our city is growing, and the District Plan is up for review. this plan is also having to take into account, directives from a national Policy Statement which will have an impact on how our suburbs will grow, and look in the future.

Submissions are open for feedback on the Draft Spatial Plan – the plan of action for where and how we should grow and develop over the next 30 years, and we encourage all residents to have a look at the plan and submit your views. More information on the planning, and how to make an online submission are available here.

Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association is preparing a submission now, which will be circulated to our members for comment.

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