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Comments on Draft Ferry Road Master Plan needed by 28 Feb

25 February 2013

Comments on Draft Ferry Road Master Plan needed by Thursday 28 February

Residents and businesses have until 28 February to tell the Christchurch City Council their views on the vision, goals and actions proposed in the Draft Ferry Road Master Plan (Phase One). The Council-led Plan has been prepared to support commercial centres along Ferry Road in response to the damage caused by the earthquakes.

The final date for public submissions is 5pm on Thursday 28 February 2013.

The Plan is available to view in any of the Council’s open service centres and libraries. It is also available online at www.ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay

City Planning Unit Manager Brigitte de Ronde says more than 50 submissions on the Plan have come in.

“There is strong support for a shared pathway network along the Ōpāwaho/Heathcote River and through public open spaces. People also responded positively to the theme for Woolston Village: reconnecting people, the river and heritage. Comments support the use of materials and designs for buildings, street furniture and landscaping that reflect and celebrate the area’s built, social and natural history.”

Mayor Bob Parker says the Draft Master Plan sets a long-term vision for the area that recognises the vital role of the corridor as an important transportation route for the city, while also developing actions that support a good quality of life for the people who live, work and visit this area.

“I am heartened by the level of detail people have put into their submissions to the Plan. Amongst the many initiatives that people are keen to see in the Ferrymead area is an increase in safety for pedestrians and the beautification of the area through additional landscaping and street furniture. The Plan reflects these ideas by proposing a much more pedestrian-friendly environment and greatly improved public access to the recreational value of the natural environment.

“I urge people to get their comments on the Plan in before submissions close on 28 February. These comments enable any modifications to be made to the Plan to make sure it truly reflects people’s aspirations and hopes for the future of this important area,” he says.

Comments can be made:
• online at www.ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay
• emailed to FerryRoadMP@ccc.govt.nz
• posted to
o Freepost 178
Draft Ferry Road Master Plan
Strategy and Planning Group
Christchurch City Council
PO Box 73012
Christchurch 8154
or
• hand-delivered to Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street.

For more information visit www.ccc.govt.nz/suburbancentres

Background
The Draft Ferry Road Master Plan is Phase One of a master planning project for the area. Due to the corridor’s size and the number of suburban centres along its length three distinct programmes of work have been identified, all of which will contribute to the final, overarching Plan for the area: the Ferry Road / Main Road Master Plan.

Phase One deals with the area between the city (Fitzgerald Avenue) along Ferry Road and Main Road to the Ferrymead Bridge only. Phase Two includes the portion of the corridor from Ferrymead Bridge to Sumner. The initial project scoping work for Phase Two has begun. A Council-led corridor study is also planned for Ferry Road that will help determine transport priorities for the road corridor. The Corridor Study is planned to start in early 2013 and will take several months to complete.

Phase One is a comprehensive, stand-alone Plan, however, as the other two associated programmes of work are progressed, adjustments to the Draft Ferry Road Master Plan (Phase One) may be required.

ENDS

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