The Churton Park Community Association have recently been reviewing how the major developments planned for the suburb are progressing and one of those key developments is the Westchester Drive Extension.
We are aware construction was planned to start in July 2009, however we are also aware that the council have reviewed spending in light of the current economic climate and construction has been delayed to 2010.
We are petitioning the council to make them aware of the importance of the extension to Churton Park and Wellington and to ensure construction is not further delayed.
Continued house construction brings construction crews and equipment in and out of the suburb, taking the route through Middleton Road, Burbank Crescent and Halswater Drive. There is potential for accidents generated by this traffic.
The new Churton Park Neighbourhood Shopping Centre depends on it for its commercial viability, affecting residents’ lifestyles and community growth.
It will contribute to reducing Wellington’s carbon footprint by removing extra vehicle kilometres per year.