Linwood Village streetscape plan

What do you think of our draft plan for Stanmore Road?

Project status: Decision
Open for feedback: 9 February 2022 to 2 March 2022

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Pre and post construction surveying

The Council undertook pre-construction surveying in early 2023 (and will undertake post-construction surveying in due course) to understand whether the streetscape upgrade (expected to commence in late 2023) has met the community’s aspirations and made a positive difference to users’ experience of the shopping centre.

Consultation has now closed

Consultation on the Linwood Village streetscape plan has now closed. People were able to provide feedback from 9 February to 2 March 2022. During this time we heard from 62 individuals and organisations. You can view the table of consultation feedback [PDF, 8 MB] and submission analysis [PDF, 364 KB]

As a result of consultation feedback we have:

  • Made refinements to tree locations and the type of trees specified
  • Altered the originally proposed P10 parking on Stanmore Road east side to remain at P30
  • Replaced the taxi stand on Worcester Street with additional P10 parking

The Waikura Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board and the Council approved the proposed scheme design on 31 August and 8 September 2022 respectively, on the proviso that construction does not proceed until sufficient funding is available. As the necessary funding has been found, construction is expected to commence in late 2023.

Building a better Linwood Village

Linwood people have told us how their neighbourhood should be.

We’ve listened, and we know a streetscape that offers a sense of place and safety, and a better experience for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users is important. 

We want to get the basics right

We know we can’t fix everything with a landscape plan – but it’s a good place to start.

A streetscape that works for everyone – people who live or work in the area and visitors – will go a long way towards creating a better, more welcoming environment and will be a springboard for long-term change.

Our draft plan includes ideas for enhancing Linwood Village so it can become the ‘heart of the community’.

We’ve focused on safety, with wider footpaths, dedicated cycle lanes, better lighting, more trees, and improved landscaping.

Key features of the plan

  • A speed limit reduction to 30kph, with 'Linwood Village' signage at the entry points
  • Raised crossing platforms at the intersections of Hereford and Worcester Streets and a paved crossing at Gloucester Street – all including tactile paving
  • A raised, paved courtesy crossing (6m long) between Hereford and Worcester Street intersections
  • New bus shelters at both Bus Stops with raised kerbs to make it more accessible for those entering and exiting buses
  • 1.8m wide on-street cycle lanes in both directions and 12 new cycle stands
  • Traffic lanes at least 3.2m wide
  • Parking restrictions south of Gloucester Street changed from P30 to P10 to increase parking turnover
  • 27 new trees on both sides of Stanmore Road and 3 in the central island of the Hereford Street roundabout, along with landscaping along the rest of the area
  • Revised northbound lane arrow marking towards Gloucester Street to improve traffic flow

We want to hear your thoughts on all aspects of this plan; what you like, what you don’t like, things we have missed or factors not considered. This is your neighbourhood, so let’s make sure we get it right.


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Who to contact

Hannah Ballantyne,
Engagement Advisor

How the decision is made

  • Decision