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Pegasus Post: November 15, 2016

Pegasus Post: November 15,

FREE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15 2016 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Shop scan ENTER NOW! one of three $1000 SHOPPING SPREES SEE full page inside for details 379 7100 Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Park funding shortfall concerns residents • By Fraser Walker-Pearce A $3 million planned upgrade of South New Brighton Park could see an eroding estuary edge protected, and a crumbling boardwalk removed. But residents are concerned about how it will be funded with a projected $1.7 million shortfall. A city council staff report will go before the Coastal-Burwood Community Board today, with the hopes of confirming the upgrades of the jetty, boat ramp, car park and boardwalk in South New Brighton Park. But there could be a funding problem. Residents say the city council has estimated the project will cost $2.96 million but the city council is expected to provide $1.2 million through the South New Brighton Reserves Management Plan of 2014. And, after seeing the opening of the $25 million Christchurch Coastal Pathway from Ferrymead to Sumner recently, South New Brighton residents are lobbying the city council for the same treatment. South New Brighton resident Deidre McGowan said the project may only be possible if the community board gets city councillors on their side. “It’ll only happen if they have the numbers in council to push it through. Pauline Cotter and Phil Clearwater do not want development going ahead in this area, they always fight it. Raf Manji and a few others are seeing there’s some potential down here though,” she said. “I’m late for a very important date!” Diaries have arrived instore, get the one you want now! Parklands Lotto, Post & Kiwibank 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Shopping Centre Ph 383 0303 Late Nights: Wednesdays & Saturdays In June the Pegasus Post reported that South New Brighton residents were furious at the lack of action from the city council to stop the estuary edge and walkway eroding away. They said they wanted to receive the same amount of money spent on them as was being spent on Sumner and Redcliffs across the estuary. Coastal-Burwood Community Board deputy chairman Tim Sintes said he is “envious” of Sumner’s multi- million dollar coastal pathway and sea wall. “I think everybody over here feels that way . . . we don’t need Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 TWISTED AND BROKEN: Coastal- Burwood Community Board deputy chairman Tim Sintes and resident Deidre McGowan are pushing for multimillion dollar upgrades to South New Brighton Park. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​ something as grandiose as that on this side [of the estuary] but certainly we wouldn’t mind the same amount of money being spent over here,” he said. He said there is a great opportunity for “better walkways” on the eastern side of the estuary. BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm