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Queen Street redevelopment approved

25 June 2020 Masterton District Council has approved redevelopment of lower Queen Street, with work set to be carried out next year. At its meeting yesterday, the council resolved to proceed to tender for construction, with work likely to start in March/April 2021, depending on contractor availability. The redevelopment includes widening and upgrading pedestrian areas, […]

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Town Hall survey results released

13 February More than 1,300 responses were received as part of Masterton District Council’s community engagement on the future of its Town Hall, closed in 2016 after being found to be earthquake-prone. This included more than 1,050 surveys, and more than 250 pieces of other feedback, including emails, and “post-it” note style instant feedback forms, […]

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The Financial Impact of a New Facility

In the forum below we want to hear your thoughts on the financial impact of a new development and whether this is an acceptable cost for ratepayers and residents. It is expected that a new facility will cost an extra $200 per property, every year for the next 20 years. We would like you to […]

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What Should be in a Community Facility?

In the forum below we want to hear your thoughts about the features you consider ‘must-haves’ for a shared community facility. This could be anything from a library or cafe to meeting rooms or performance space. If you already use these facilities at other venues in the community then we would love to know which […]

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How Important is the Façade?

Did you know that while the town hall building was first built in 1915, the façade on the outside (facing Chapel and Perry Streets), is a replacement built in the 1950s after the original building was badly damaged in the 1942 Eketahuna earthquake. In the forum below we want to hear your thoughts about the […]

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UPDATE: Town Hall consultation

20 August 2019 The Masterton community will help decide the future of the Town Hall in a formal consultation planned for later this year. The decision to consult comes following the Council commissioned an assessment on the level of demand for events space in Masterton, and the impact such a space may have on the […]

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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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