Creating resilient local communities

Assisting the Christchurch City Council to prepare master plans under the Suburban Centres Programme.

We are currently assisting the Christchurch City Council in the preparation of two master plans under the Council’s ‘Suburban Centres Programme’, with a focus on earthquake recovery as a means for creating resilient local communities.

In the New Brighton Centre Master Plan, our input has focussed on the urban design concept; aimed at building on the community’s strong spirit and setting goals to achieve a future vision that will bring new optimism and life back to the centre.

Meanwhile, in the Edgeware Village Master Plan, our input has focused on built and public realm initiatives that will enhance the pedestrian environment and amenity of the centre and encourage and support future local business initiatives.

Both master plans are currently in draft form and undergoing consultation with the local communities and stakeholders.

Rolleston town centre master plan South of Christchurch, the Selwyn District Council has engaged the Christchurch Design Team to assist in preparing the Rolleston Town Centre Master Plan. Still in its early stages, the master plan will have to ensure the town centre can support the needs of both the rapidly growing town and the district-wide community over the next 20-30 years. It will be a tool to coordinate development, provide a benchmark for expected quality and assist the Council with individual development proposals.

The master plan builds on a number of principles that were established in the Rolleston Structure Plan, which Boffa Miskell prepared with the Council in 2009.

For further information please contact Jane Rennie

3 April 2013