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Monday 24 June, 2019
The Ashburton District Council's work to revitalise the Ashburton central business district is continuing to progress, with the Council set to discuss the future of the area around the East and Tancred Street intersection on Thursday (27 June).
Work on the streetscape revitalisation project has been ongoing for some time and the detailed design concepts have emerged from work carried out since the project was consulted on in May last year. As part of these designs, Councillors will this week consider whether the water feature on East Street should remain where it is, or be moved to the Ashburton Domain.
(Image) Artist impression of plans for East Street streetscape.
Chair of the Town Centre Working Group, Councillor Diane Rawlinson says the planning work involved with this major project has been advancing on track, and the group will now ask all Councillors how the plans should address the water feature.
"This has been an incredibly exciting project for our district. We want to create a space that is refreshed, inviting and attracts people into town, and a wide range of factors are being considered.
"The working group have been processing the detailed plans for the town centre, based on the concept plans that we consulted on last year, which included parking, footpaths, landscaping and gateway treatments. We're now exploring how the water feature would tie into this project, and this will be a decision for the whole Council to discuss."
(Image) Artist impression of plans for the intersection of East and Burnett Streets.
The Council meeting will be live streamed on the Council's YouTube channel and Facebook page. A copy of the Council agenda is available on the Council website.