Ferry Road Master Plan

 Ferry Road Master Plan [PDF 4.6MB]

About the plan

artist's impression of Ferry Road from the Master PlanFerry Road is an important arterial that connects the city to the sea and performs several key transportation functions for the whole city. It links the city’s seaside suburbs and port with the Central City and provides services to a number of communities along its route. Its recovery is closely connected to the long-term prosperity of the city. Ferry Road includes several commercial centres along its route. These include:

  • several groups of shops servicing Phillipstown and Charleston
  • Woolston Village
  • Ferrymead centre.

Delivering the plan

Since the Master Plan was adopted, work has begun on the implementation of Council-led actions. Funding has been secured for streetscape and movement improvements in the Village. There will be further engagement with the local community and affected businesses over these improvements, once detailed design work is completed.


Plan development process and timeline

date stage action
August 2011 Project set-up Technical and other information was gathered, including an assessment of the impact of the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes, and identification of the key stakeholders.
October 2011

Research and information gathering

A series of focus group and public drop-in sessions involving business and property owners and the local community took place to propose, discuss and identify the community’s values, needs, aspirations and priorities for the redevelopment of Ferry Road corridor. More than 200 people attended these sessions.

November 2011

Design and feasibility testing

An ‘Inquiry by Design’ workshop was held to combine and reconcile the community’s values, needs, aspirations and priorities with the knowledge of technical experts from a range of government and community organisations and groups to ensure the Ferry Road Master Plan is both realistic and achievable.

An initial proof of the Draft Master Plan was presented to the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board.

December 2011 - August 2012 Prepare draft Master Plan A working Draft Master Plan for Phase One from Fitzgerald Avenue to Ferrymead Bridge was peer reviewed and changes to the document made
November 2012 Prepare draft Master Plan The Draft Ferry Road Master Plan was approved by the Council to go out for public consultation. 
January to February 2013 Consultation The Plan was available from Monday 28 January 2013. The final date for written comments was 5pm on Thursday 28 February 2013.
May to June 2013

Follow-up investigations

A series of focus group sessions and community workshops involving business and property owners and the local community took place to propose, discuss and identify the community’s values, needs, aspirations and priorities for the redevelopment of the two commercial areas and the Main Road corridor.

June 2013 Revisions to draft An ‘Inquiry by Design’ workshop was held to combine and reconcile the community’s values, needs, aspirations and priorities with the knowledge of technical experts from a range of government and community organisations and groups to ensure the Main Road Master Plan was both realistic and achievable.
  Revisions to draft Additional workshops were organised with land and business owners, submitters who expressed interest in urban design issues in Woolston and Ferrymead and the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board to give them an opportunity to provide additional feedback and ideas on the Draft Ferry Road Master Plan.
May 2014 Adoption by Council The Council adopted the Ferry Road Master Plan at its meeting on Thursday 22 May 2014.  This followed the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board's endorsement of the final plan at its meeting on Wednesday 7 May 2014.

Contact us

Contact us for further information about the Ferry Road Master Plan by email: SuburbanCentres@ccc.govt.nz

Proposed plan for Ferry Road at Woolston Village

We want to know what you think of our proposal to create a pedestrian focused environment to attract visitors, make it safer for people and bikes, and recognise the area's distinctive industrial heritage.