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Tree lined avenue to link Hastings CBD & Park Mega Centre

February 20th 2014

Tree lined avenue to link Hastings CBD with The Park Mega Centre

Work has begun on the final part of a three phase project, which will provide strong pedestrian, transport and visual links from Hastings CBD, past Bay Plaza to The Park Mega Centre.

The project on Russell Street North is designed to improve the connectivity between the shopping precincts by creating a pedestrian friendly, tree lined avenue.

The project includes the creation of a new footpath and kerbing on the eastern side of Russell Street North, the installation of snake lights, trees and includes some adjustments to the Bay Plaza carpark. A new bus shelter will be installed as part of the project, with the design and colours coming from the iWay palate. A cycle shelter will also be constructed close to the bus shelter which will strengthen the facilities available to cyclists.

Some preliminary work on this project was undertaken in 2013, when watermains were replaced and the former Environment Centre was removed.

Hastings District Councillor Sandra Hazlehurst says “The owners of Bay Plaza made a major financial commitment during their recent upgrade of the shopping centre and this project will compliment that development. The improved pedestrian link completes the connection between Bay Plaza and Heretaunga Street.”

“The work that is currently being undertaken will make a huge improvement to the shopping experience in Hastings and will ensure that the whole area, including the Bay Plaza carpark becomes more pedestrian friendly. It is important that there is a feel that The Park Mega Centre, Bay Plaza and the CBD are all one shopping experience and this project will definitely enhance that perception,” Sandra Hazlehurst says.

“A refurbishment of the garden beds along the railway corridor side of Russell Street and the planting of some new trees will dramatically improve the visual appeal of the area. The installation of the snake lights will continue the visual pattern that is now the overall city theme for lighting. Council is continuing to work closely with Bay Plaza to ensure there is minimum disruption to their operation during the construction period.”

Hugh Lambie, Investment Director for Bay Plaza says the outcome is a good example of private and public entities working together to improve the centre of town and the shopping experience.

“We have made a significant investment in Hastings and have just spent over $4 million on the refurbishment of Bay Plaza, including bringing several new tenants to Hawke’s Bay and installing state of the art CCTV and security cameras. Bay Plaza has the highest foot traffic in Hawke’s Bay and improvements that allow our customers easier access are welcome.”

Bay Plaza is now 98% leased post refurbishment with national tenants Pita Pit and Spice Trader Indian Restaurant due to open late March.

The Council’s upgrade project is expected to be completed by the end of May.

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