We want your feedback on the minor improvements we’ve made to the 2016 approved plan to upgrade Victoria Street. We also want to hear what you think and how we could minimise disruption during construction.

Project status: Open for feedback
Open for feedback: 18th April 2019 - 27th May 2019
18 Apr 2019

Why are we asking for feedback?

We have started gathering feedback from Victoria Street stakeholders about upgrading the street. The Council requested staff to carry out further engagement for this project.

Victoria Street was scheduled for renewal pre-earthquake due to its poor condition. Since then it has deteriorated even further and now needs an upgrade.

The Council wants to upgrade Victoria Street to provide an environment that supports people’s enjoyment of the area by:

  • Restoring the badly damaged street, footpaths and associated infrastructure.
  • Creating an environment that supports Victoria Street as a destination.
  • Improving the pedestrian environment by upgrading footpaths and crossing points.
  • Providing more street trees and landscaped areas.
  • Upgrading the street lighting to current standards.
  • Upgrading the stormwater system to reduce the flooding risk.
  • Providing minor changes to the Bealey Avenue/Papanui Road intersection.

Local businesses previously raised some concerns about the 2016 approved plan for Victoria Street and the timing of the work. We’ve taken another look at the plan and made some minor improvements including reducing the parking bays’ sharp angles and removing some build outs.

Victoria Street engagement plan - sheet 1 [PDF, 8.1 MB]

We now want to check back with you to see how you feel about the project. We’re also speaking to people about what other works could be done to the street and how potential disruption during the construction process could be minimised if the Council was to approve this project.

Drop-in sessions

You can chat with the project team at either of our two drop-in sessions:

Tuesday 7 May 2019 - Sixty6 on Peterborough, corner of Peteborough Street and Durham Street North. Drop in anytime between 5pm and 7pm; or

Tuesday 14 May 2019 - Knox Church, 28 Bealey Avenue. Drop in anytime between 5pm and 7pm.

The 2016 plan for Victoria Street with minor improvements will be available to view. Feedback forms will be available at the drop-in sessions.

Project team staff will also be visiting Victoria Street and calling in on local businesses.

If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment to come and talk to us, you can contact Tara King on (03) 941 5938 or CentralCityTransport@ccc.govt.nz

Staff will report on this feedback to the Infrastructure, Transport & Environment Committee later in the year.

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