Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Master Plan adopted for consultation


Thursday 22 November 2012

Interim Draft Ferry Road / Main Road
Master Plan adopted for consultation

Christchurch City Council today approved the Interim Draft Ferry Road / Main Road Master Plan to be released for public comment. The Council-led Plan has been prepared to support commercial centres along Ferry Road in response to the damage caused by the earthquakes.
The Plan will be available from Monday 28 January 2013 in any of the Council’s open service centres and libraries. The final date for written comments is 5pm on Thursday 28 February 2013.

The Council also adopted a recommendation which requests staff to consider options to give affect to the Interim Plan and other suburban centre master plans.

City Planning Unit Manager Brigitte de Ronde says the Council’s decision to approve the Plan for consultation will be welcome news for the community who will see how their ideas and feedback have been have been brought together to form this Plan.

“The Plan has looked into the issues that affect this significant corridor and found out what people want for the future of their area. It is not only a response to the damage caused to the corridor and local commercial centres in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, but also considers ways to build in economic and social resilience in the future,” she says.

The Plan’s vision statement sees Ferry Road as a safe and pleasant road corridor, connecting the city with the sea and linking the commercial centres along its route. Commercial centres are to be safe accessible and vibrant places to visit by walking, cycling, by bus or car. Public spaces along the route will reflect the changing natural and physical environment and reinforce the individual identity of each commercial centre.

Mayor Bob Parker says this is a comprehensive Plan that covers a large and diverse area – along its length are several commercial centres that support local communities. These commercial centres are part of a wider commercial network, yet they have their own identity and focus, and have suffered varying degrees of earthquake related damage.

“The Plan presents a future vision, goals and actions for the recovery of commercial centres along Ferry Road. These incorporate the views and contributions of the community and reinforce the corridor as a vital lifeline for the city and an asset for local communities.

“I am really pleased to see how the Plan reflects and celebrates the area’s rich history in the design of buildings and landscapes. The Plan also explores the recreational potential of the Ōpāwaho//Heathcote River and the Ihutai/Avon-Heathcote Estuary through improved cycle and walkways, heritage trails, landscaping and more places to stop and rest,” he says.
The Interim Draft Ferry Road / Main Road Master Plan is Phase 1 of a master planning project for the area. Phase 1 deals with the part between the city (Fitzgerald Avenue) and Ferrymead Bridge only. Work will begin on Phase 2 (Ferrymead Bridge to Sumner) in the New Year.

A Council-led Corridor Study is also planned for Ferry Road that will help determine transport priorities for the road corridor. While the Corridor Study is being progressed, the Council is seeking community feedback on this Interim Plan. The Corridor Study will inform a later, final Ferry Road / Main Road Master Plan. The Corridor Study is planned to start in January 2013 and will take several months to complete.

To read the Plan as presented to the Council click here.
www.ccc.govt.nz/suburbancentres

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Restarts: Prime Minister’s Statement

Our policy agenda and legislative programme will reflect the Government’s four priorities: • to responsibly manage the Government’s finances • to build a more competitive and productive economy • to deliver better public services to New Zealanders, an • to support the rebuilding of Christchurch. More>>

ALSO:

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news