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

 

Council passes amended City Mall design concept

14 December 2006

Council passes amended City Mall design concept

Christchurch City Councillors today passed an amended City Mall concept design, meaning staff will now undertake a special consultative procedure to hear the view of the general public about two one-way slow roads on High and Cashel streets, and what function the roads may have.

The roads might just be for cyclists and emergency and service vehicles, but could also include the tram and general traffic.

Today’s decision means the Council has now agreed to the design concept of a City Mall upgrade and work can begin on detailed design plans to come back to Councillors for signoff – probably in March 2007.

Isthmus consultant Garth Falconer says these plans will provide much more detail on the proposed City Mall upgrade.

“The plans will also answer questions on traffic management, the tram, materials and planting,” he says.

Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore says he is absolutely delighted with Council’s foresight in putting an integrated and comprehensive plan back out to the public.

“The whole idea of the City Mall upgrade has always been to encourage retailers, people and residents back into the central city,” Mr Moore says.

At the meeting Councillors also approved the installation of a concrete base along a portion of High Street that would occur during construction; the base would initially be covered by pavers that could be uplifted and reused should tracks need to be put in for a tram extension. A report on the viability of expanding the tram in the central city is due before Council by June 2007.

Council Central City Planner Maurice Roers says it is hoped that construction of the City Mall upgrade will begin in June 2007.

“It is expected the entire project will take three years to complete.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What We Could Do For Hong Kong, If Only We Dared

There has been something repulsive about PM Jacinda Ardern’s assurances that our joint 5 Eyes criticism of China’s actions over Hong Kong – and China’s harsh reaction – are all well understood on both sides. According to Ardern, it has been a case of us saying the sort of things we’ve said before, them acknowledging our need to do so, and then them responding much as we would expect them to do. All neat and tidy. Frankly, if all of this is merely virtue signalling on our part, and huffy declarations of independence on their part, then what’s the point of this diplomatic dance..? More>>

 

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>

ALSO:

National: Leader’s Speech At Annual General Meeting

Good morning delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge the party president, regional chairs, board members, National Party staff, our MPs, our candidates, and most importantly, you – the delegates, ... More>>

ALSO:


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>

ALSO:

APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels