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 projects, with rejuvenation of lower Queen, Bruce and Park streets as the first three priorities.
Work has since been done on testing ideas put forward in the strategy and drafting designs for what permanent change might look like for those streets.
Community Facilities and Activities Manager Andrea Jackson said it was exciting to get to a more detailed level of design after two months of engagement with the business community.
“We’ve been having conversations with our community about revamping our town centre for more than three years so it’s a great milestone to see these designs take more detailed shape,” Ms Jackson said.
“From here, we’re going back to business and building owners to get their feedback before the designs are finalised. They will then be presented to Council for decision.”
Refinements to the designs have worked to balance feedback from business and building owners and the community while also delivering on objectives set out for each street in the Town Centre Strategy.
Key principles incorporated into the design include bringing more greenery into the town centre, putting more emphasis on shared space for pedestrians and creating spaces for people to take part in active recreation.
You can view the draft developed design below or download the full document (PDF, 4MB)