News

9 December 2010 - 14:14

ViaStrada Christchurch will close on Friday 24 December and reopen on Monday 10 January.

ViaStrada Nelson will close on Thursday 23 December and reopen on Monday 10 January.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients and to wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

 

19 October 2010 - 14:19

ViaStrada has competed in the McLeans Forest Park "6 hour blast" mountain bike event for four consecutive years, winning podium places in each of the last three years.

This year's event was held on 16 October 2010, with ViaStrada's team completing 15 laps to finish third out of 56 in the Corporate category.

11 October 2010 - 13:03

An independent report on the recently notified suite of plan changes proposed by Nelson City Council has revealed a number of potentially significant impacts across the whole of Nelson.

Former Council manager responsible for administering the Nelson Resource Management Plan and director of ViaStrada, Tony Quickfall, says that the ten separate plan changes announced in September 2010 introduce some significant and wide-ranging amendments. ViaStrada has prepared a summary report, which gives a general overview and analysis, but anyone requiring a more detailed analysis or advice on the effects of the plan changes can contact Tony Quickfall at the Nelson office.

 

27 September 2010 - 14:40

Prime Minister John Key announced on World Tourism Day, 23 September 2010, that funding of $13.9 million has been approved for five more cycle trails forming part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail project.

ViaStrada, which continues to have significant involvement with the project, welcomes this news which means that all of the planned eighteen Great Rides have now had their funding confirmed.

24 September 2010 - 11:06

In response to a number of enquiries from architectural firms, housing companies, and residential, commercial and industrial developers seeking further clarification of the process, the costs and benefits and some concrete examples of streamline applications lodged, we've put together a guide on the process and provided some examples of our streamline reports.

To find out more, view our streamline consent page.

10 September 2010 - 09:44

With the Canterbury region's focus shifting from the earthquake aftermath to recovery, ViaStrada is looking at how it can assist with expediting the building and resource consent processes for those wanting to rebuild their premises. 

This article looks at some of the options available and provides updates on any changes to these processes they come to hand.

Read more here.

5 September 2010 - 19:46

Thanks for all your support! We are still experiencing mostly-minor aftershocks, but (as of Monday 13 September) are back in the office. Business is slowly returning to normal!

26 August 2010 - 12:06

Standards New Zealand has completed a review of the New Zealand Standard for Land development and subdivision engineering, NZS 4404:2004. The Standard covers earthworks, roads, drainage, water supply, services, and landscaping, and is a guide to good practice. It sets out design objectives to be achieved and specifications that can be used as a means to comply with those objectives. For further information and assistance, contact Lisa Williams or Jeanette Ward.

11 August 2010 - 14:22

ViaStrada has begun a programme of professional development with Christchurch City Council's graduate civil engineers. Under the programme, the engineers work for six weeks with ViaStrada, as part of their general experience preparing for IPENZ certification as chartered professional engineers. Within the council, they will work in a variety of fields including traffic engineering, transportation planning, civil engineering, roading, drainage and structural design. ViaStrada is the first consultancy to be used by CCC in this fashion.

10 August 2010 - 10:46

At the 2010 Walking and Cycling Awards, Whakatane's District Council was awarded the ViaStrada Best Practice Walking Facility award, for its Warren Cole Walk and Cycleway. The 2.1 km all weather facilty links the Whatakane River Bridge to the Whakatane Gardens and CBD.

Other Golden Foot award winners are identified on the Living Streets Aotearoa website.