Ashburton CBD Revitalisation Project
The Ashburton Central Business District (CBD) is experiencing redevelopment and Council is supporting investment and encourage revitalisation in this area through a significant regeneration of the streets, pavements, furniture and landscaping in the CBD.
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Key changes included in the revitalisation are:
- The creation of 30km/h speed limit zone in the area bound by East, Moore, Cass and Havelock Streets
- A pedestrian and cycle-friendly environment
- New lighting and street furniture (for example park benches and seating areas)
- Landscaping, such as more trees, new plantings and rain gardens that provide environmental benefits
- Installation of parking sensors throughout this part of the CBD and a provision of free, time-restricted parking.
- P60 parking for East, Burnett and Tancred Streets, P120 for Havelock, Cass and Moore Streets, and change the P120 in the West Street car park to P180.
Council's contractors, Tru-Line Civil are working hard to keep the project on track and as of early August 2021, the project is 80% complete and remains on track for completion in late November 2021.
The new streetscape is really starting take shape and business owners and CBD visitors are able to appreciate the changes that are happening.
Council officers are often asked questions on various aspects of the project and a sheet of FAQ's has been developed.
Image: Ashburton CBD Developed Designs
The upgrades will be in line with the concept designs developed with the assistance of Abley Transportation Consultants that were consulted on with the community in 2018. Design schemes developed by AECOM in association with Jasmax were completed in September 2019.
Contract awarded for Ashburton town centre revitalisation - Wednesday 8 January, 2020
Road markings signal start of CBD revitalisation work - Monday 21 October, 2019
Ashburton CBD revitalisation becoming reality - Wednesday 17 July, 2019
Council to reconsider removal of East Street water feature - Friday 5 July, 2019
Plans for Ashburton CBD revitalisation to be discussed at Council meeting - Monday 24 June, 2019
Work progressing on town centre revitalisation - Friday 2 March, 2019
Council seeking feedback on CBD revitalisation project - Tuesday 22 May, 2018
Council to seek feedback on town revitalisation - Thursday 5 April, 2018
Ashburton Developed Design
Please note that the Ashburton Detailed Design document has not been updated to reflect a Council decision to keep the Tancred Street water feature where it is. The water feature will remain in its current location.
Ashburton CBD Streetscape Renewal Issues and Options Report