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Council to prioritise Park Street revamp

Masterton District Council will prioritise a rejuvenation of Park Street after engagement with businesses across the town centre. The Council has been working with business operators and building owners around intentions to change the layout of Park, Bruce and the block of Queen Street between Jackson and Bannister Streets – referred to as lower Queen […]

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Council to decide next steps on Town Centre Revamp

5 June 2019 Masterton District Council will decide on the next steps for the Town Centre Revamp project later this month as final developed designs are received. Designers Boffa Miskell have been working closely with Council staff and the Town Centre Reference Group to refine designs for Park, Bruce and lower Queen Streets. The final […]

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Town Centre Revamp Progresses to Developed Design

29 March 2019 A $3.63 million revamp of Masterton’s town centre has passed a key milestone with the design process entering “developed” stage for Queen, Bruce and Park streets. In 2018 Masterton District Council adopted a strategy for rejuvenation of the town centre, following two years of consultation with the community. It included ten key […]

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Design process underway

We’re excited to have received the ‘first cut’ of designs for the rejuvenation of Bruce, Park and Queen Streets. Known as ‘concept designs’, these are far from the final plans of what we want to do. Rather, they’re the first look at how the use of the street space might change. We’ve been chatting to business […]

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Play on Park review

During the first two weeks of January we trialed a part-pedestrianisation of Park Street as a way to test some key ideas put forward in the Town Centre Strategy. This is an important step in us understanding what may or may not work when it comes to the permanent changes for Park Street. We’ve taken […]

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What’s On at Park Street?

This weekend we have a great range of events happening on Park Street. Make the most of the school holidays and get down there to enjoy everything from live music to skateboarding workshops and more. The timetable is as follows:   Friday 18th January   2pm and 3pm – The bubble show makes a come […]

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QUICK FIVE: Your questions answered

We’ve been getting a lot of interest in the parklet on Queen Street and the pedestrianised space in Park Street. Here are some quick answers to five questions/comments. It’s too piecemeal, we need something coordinated We totally agree! Last year Masterton District Council adopted a strategy to inject life into the town centre. But, these […]

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Welcome to Play on Park

Our pedestrianised space on Park Street is up and running with all the different elements of the concept coming together over the last week. Come down and check it out Monday – Saturday between 9am and 4:30pm (weather permitting). We have a giant games space (above) basketball hoops and skate furniture as well as more […]

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2019 starts with a bang!

Things are taking shape with the next initiatives in the Town Centre Revamp underway. Today we’ve put our second parklet in place outside Charlie’s Lane, beside Paper Plus on Queen Street. Our team has also started putting together the bits and pieces that will make up “Play on Park” – a space along one side […]

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Media Release – Project Manager engaged to oversee civic centre project

29 November 2018 Masterton District Council has engaged specialist project management company Xigo to oversee its $15.5 million civic centre project. Xigo is a national project management consultancy with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga. It has managed high-profile projects such as construction of the Meridian Building on Wellington’s waterfront, Wellington’s largest office building, the […]

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