The Sumner Village Centre Master Plan presents a vision for the redevelopment of Sumner Village centre as a charming and relaxed beachside village. It was prepared in response to the damage caused to the centre in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
This is the Council’s first community-led master plan, having been guided and supported by the locally established Joint Advisory Group.
The purpose of the Sumner Village Centre Master Plan is to guide decision–making for private investment and public expenditure.
The process to appoint the Joint Advisory Group, identify stakeholders, key issues, community aspirations and develop the Sumner Village Centre Master Plan began in June 2011. After technical expert workshops and community consultation, the master plan was reviewed by the Joint Advisory Group and endorsed by the Community Board before being adopted by the Council in August 2013.
The Sumner Village Centre Master Plan contains a strategic vision to reflect the community’s aspirations as to how Sumner might look and function in the future.
The vision is supported by eighteen goals, which are to be delivered through twenty-three detailed implementation actions. These encourage Council, private sector, community and government-led decision-making to align and move forward together in a logical sequence.
The vision, goals and actions are described in detail in sections 5-8 of the Sumner Village Centre Master Plan [PDF, 7.6 MB].
In the years following the adoption of the Sumner Village Centre Master Plan, actions have been implemented where possible. The context for these continues to change and this has influenced decisions by the Council, other organisations and private individuals.
Progress on implementation of Sumner Village Centre Master Plan actions can be viewed below, under the individual projects with which each action aligns.
The following Sumner Village Centre Master Plan actions have commenced and/or been completed in part to the extent noted:
The Council anticipates funding for the delivery of the following actions from FY2030/31: