The Ashburton CBD is set for big changes to the design of its streets, and now the community has a chance to have their say on these proposals, with consultation for the CBD Revitalisation Project now open.
Gateway treatments, a 30km/hour speed limit for the area bound by East, Moore, Cass and Havelock Streets and the provision of free time restricted parking on a one-year trial basis are among some of the proposed changes outlined in the Ashburton District Council's plan to revitalise the Town Centre.
"The Council is seeking to help reinforce the importance of the CBD, attract businesses back into the commercial centre and reclaim retail spend in the area. We understand that to do this, a vibrant and viable Town Centre is essential," Chair of the Town Centre Working Group, Councillor Diane Rawlinson says.
"We are now accepting feedback on our draft streetscape designs, and it's important that residents and businesses tell us whether they agree with the plans or not before final decisions are made in August."
Work on the revitalisation project began last year, involving Council, the Town Centre Working Group and Abley Transportation Consultants. The resulting proposals are included in the consultation document now available on the Council website.
The Council will be hosting an Open Day on Thursday 24 May at the Information Centre on East Street for people to come in and talk to Councillors and staff about the proposed changes. The Open Day will run from 11.30am until 6.00pm.
View the proposed changes and submit your feedback
Consultation will close Friday 22 June.