People first in street upgrade
Whitianga’s main street is to be redeveloped as a more peoplefriendly place. Our landscape architects designed the Albert Street concept for the Thames Coromandel District Council, taking into account direction from the local Community Board as well as the results of extensive pedestrian/customer surveys.
Space currently used for vehicle parking and traffic will be reduced and a more spacious, uncluttered street environment created by widening footpaths and focal crossing points, rationalising street furniture, and introducing a simple palette of high quality materials and planting.
The design will reflect Whitianga’s coastal character and history as well as encouraging both local people and holiday makers to linger and enjoy activities in the street.
Detailed design is now underway, with construction due to commence in April 2013.
For further information please contact Cathy Challinor
1 November 2012