News

7 March 2012 - 13:24

We have some big news! ViaStrada is being restructured into two separate businesses, effective 1 April 2012. Axel Wilke and Warren Lloyd will manage a traffic engineering and transportation planning business under the familiar ViaStrada banner, continuing to provide high quality and individualised traffic and transport services for clients throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Jeremy Phillips (Director and Senior Planner) and Rhys Chesterman (Senior Traffic Planner) will be joined by other staff from the ViaStrada resource management team to form a separate company focusing on the resource management (planning, traffic & environmental health) and land development consultancy services. Andrew Macbeth (Senior Traffic Engineer and Transportation Planner) has resigned as a director of ViaStrada to advance his career in other directions. Those leaving ViaStrada will be departing with the full support and best wishes of the remaining directors and staff.

19 December 2011 - 14:12

Season's greetings to all our clients, colleagues and peers from the ViaStrada team. We hope you enjoy a relaxing holiday. Our office closed on Friday 23 December and reopened on Wednesday 4 January. The move to our new location hasn't happened yet, as there's some damage to fix first. We'll advise on the new move date through our website, and we'll then be on Level 1, 284 Kilmore Street, Christchurch.

We wish everybody a safe, happy and prosperous 2012.

28 November 2011 - 17:02

New Zealand's give way rules will change on 25 March 2012. If you work for a local council, are you and your staff ready to respond to queries from councillors or ratepayers as to whether your network will experience any difficulties? To discuss this issue further, please contact Axel Wilke on 03 343 8221 or 027 2929 810.

8 November 2011 - 10:14

Our top team's second placing in 2011 in the corporate field for the McLeans Island 6 Hour Blast mountainbike race follows podium places for ViaStrada every year since 2008.  All in all, a good day at the office!

19 October 2011 - 11:37

Key messages from the conference included that separated bicycle facilities (SBFs) are increasingly recognised as a key way to encourage people to cycle for some of their trips, that speed management (to below 30 km/h) is needed to create a city-wide cycle friendly environment, and that leadership (political and technical) is fundamental to achieving change.

Contact ViaStrada for help with SBFs and urban speed management.

29 August 2011 - 21:10

For the third consecutive year, we have enjoyed a "bake-off" competition over the winter months. The competition had its origins in demand outstripping supply at the biscuit tin, but it's grown into something fantastic...

15 August 2011 - 08:56

Christchurch was snowed in, and our office was closed on Monday and Tuesday (15 & 16 Aug 2011). The weather has improved, though, and we are all back at work.

1 August 2011 - 13:52

The Christchurch City Council recently provided for resource consent applications to be lodged electronically. 

ViaStrada has been utilising this new initiative and is already seeing benefits in terms of prompt consent lodgement and simplified payment of Council fee deposits, plus a reduction of costs associated with the printing and physical lodgement of hard copy consent applications. 

Electronic lodgement of resource consent applications will be particularly beneficial for applications approved for processing under the Streamline process - another Council initiative for which ViaStrada is an approved consultant. 

For more information on lodging your next resource consent electronically and how ViaStrada can assist, please don't hesitate to contact Jeremy, Andrew or Kathryn on 03 943 0830.

16 May 2011 - 10:34

ViaStrada has recently been commissioned to undertake the following projects:

2 May 2011 - 13:45

Subsequent to the recent Christchurch earthquakes, ViaStrada has successfully obtained approval for the relocation of the Cashel Street and Ferrymead Les Mills Fitness Clubs to a new site at 41 Riccarton Road.

This approval has been provided under the Canterbury Earthquake (Resource Management Act Permitted Activities) Order 2011, which provides for the temporary relocation of businesses affected by the earthquakes. ViaStrada has helped several businesses with approvals for their temporary relocation.