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

 


Initiatives to provide fresh impetus for Retail Precinct

Media Release – 28 November 2013

Initiatives to provide fresh impetus for Retail Precinct

The Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has outlined a series of key initiatives to support the private sector’s development of the city’s Retail Precinct.

Senior staff from the CCDU and its consultants met today with Retail Precinct landowners, developers and their design teams to discuss the work that is underway, and to address a range of issues relating to the Precinct.

Various Outline Development Plans (ODPs) have been approved for development within the Precinct, and early construction work is already underway on Antony Gough’s development, The Terrace.

``We have acknowledged the good progress the private sector has made so far in planning of the Retail Precinct, but we want to offer additional advice and support where needed to ensure the sector can build a strong retail heart of the city,’’ says CCDU Project Delivery General Manager Greg Wilson.

``A thriving retail core is crucial for a successful central city and for the recovery as a whole.’’

The key initiatives outlined are:

·         The CCDU is today releasing publicly a report it commissioned from leading Australian property consultants MacroPlan Dimasi that provides advice on how to create a vibrant and successful retail core. The report can be viewed at https://ccdu.govt.nz/our-progress/announcements/initiatives-to-provide-fresh-impetus-for-retail-precinct-28-november-2013


• A design consortia led by Athfield Architects has recently been appointed by the CCDU to work with the private sector design teams and produce a Retail Precinct Plan that lays out the public space that will connect the various developments in the Precinct. The consortia will also work with landowners and developers in the South West End of the Precinct to produce a concept design specifically for that area.

• A Retail Precinct Reference Group has been proposed, where representatives from the developers and landowners will work alongside the CCDU and its consultants in the planning and delivery of the Retail Precinct Plan.


Mr Wilson says car parking, accessibility and the risk of piecemeal development have all been identified as key issues for the Retail Precinct, and these are being looked at closely by the CCDU and Christchurch City Council.

``We’re at a critical juncture with the development of the Retail Precinct, but I’m very confident that with all parties working together towards the same goal that we will end up with an outstanding retail destination and shopping experience for Christchurch.’’

More information on the Retail Precinct can be found at www.ccdu.govt.nz.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Northland By-Election

Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.

On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>

 
 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Climate: Ministers Exclude Emissions From ‘Environment Reporting'

The National Party Government has today revealed that the national environmental report topics for this year will, incredibly, exclude New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

No Retrial: Freedom At Last For Teina Pora

The Māori Party is relieved that the Privy Council has cleared the final legal hurdle for Teina Pora who was wrongfully convicted of murder and sent to prison for 22 years. More>>

ALSO:

Germanwings Crash: Privacy Act Supports Aviation Safeguards In New Zealand

Reports that German privacy laws may have contributed to the Germanwings air crash have prompted New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner to reassure the public that the Privacy Act is no impediment to medical practitioners notifying appropriate authorities to a pilot’s health concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Taranaki Iwi Ngāruahine Settles Treaty Claims For $67.5mln

The settlement includes a $13.5 million payment the government made in June 2013, as well as land in the Taranaki region. The settlement also includes four culturally significant sites, the Waipakari Reserve, Te Kohinga Reserve, Te Ngutu o te Manu and Te Poho o Taranaki. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Funeral In Asia, The Northland By-Election, And News Priorities

Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny lies in Asia, and that was one of Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s rationales for his bungled reforms at MFAT. OK. So, if that’s the case why didn’t Prime Minister John Key attend the state funeral on Sunday of Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew? More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire: Not Flag-Waving; Flag-Drowning

The panel choosing the flag options has no visual artists at all. Now, I’ve kerned the odd ligature in my time and I know my recto from my French curve so I thought I’d offer a few suggestions before they get past their depth. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Myth Of Steven Joyce

Gordon Campbell: The myth of competence that’s been woven around Steven Joyce – the Key government’s “Minister of Everything” and “Mr Fixit” – has been disseminated from high-rises to hamlets, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news