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Chch Central City South workshop starts well

20 March 2006

Christchurch Central City South workshop starts well

There was a strong turnout today of landowners, developers and tenants at the start of a five-day City Council urban planning and design workshop.

The Future Directions meeting is concentrating on a section of the southern central city – the blocks bounded by Colombo, Lichfield and Madras streets and Moorhouse Avenue.

Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore was pleased with the response and interest so far. “The comments and ideas coming from those attending are a great start,” he said.

Maurice Roers, a Council senior planner running the event, says the workshop programme is highly interactive and innovative, with planners and architects working alongside workshop participants to develop plans and designs as they go.

Participants are contributing their ideas and explaining how they would like to see the area develop.

The schedule for rest of the workshop is:

Tuesday, 21 March
9–11am Landowners
11.15am–12.45pm Tenants, Businesses, and Retailers
1.30–3pm Urban Design, Heritage, and Safety

Wednesday, 22 March
5pm–8pm Review of Initial Designs

Friday, 24 March
4–7pm Closing Presentation, Discuss Proposed Plan


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