Town Centre Rejuvenation
Injecting more life and vibrancy
To start with, we experimented with some temporary “placemaking” initiatives called parklets. These were small seating areas or green spaces alongside a pavement, often in former parking spaces.
These were a great way for us to explore different possibilities and find out what people in our community are keen to see more of. We ran a public survey had some really positive feedback with 55% of people supporting the initiative, you can download the results of our engagement survey to read more about the key learnings.
Spring 2018 – Parklets pop up around the place
Summer 2018/19 – We’ll explore pedestrianisation of parts of Queen Street, in collaboration with business and landowners
Summer 2018/19 – We’ll start scoping possibilities for changing how Park Street is used
The project is spearheaded by an internal project team and a reference group made up of local representatives who speak for different parts of the community.
Your reference group members are:
- Jonathan Hooker: Council (Chair)
- Graham McClymont: Council
- Bex Johnson: Council
- Tirau Te Tau: Ngati Kahungununu ki Wairarapa
- Mike Kawana: Rangitane o Wairarapa
- David Kernohan: Heritage Advisor
- David Hedley: Retail representative
- Sam Ludden: Arts community representative
- Aaron Slight: Community respresentative
- Sandy Ryan: Community representative
- Brad Dobson: Boffa Miskell (Design)
- Marc Bailey: Boffa Miskell (Design)
- Helen Baggaley: Boffa Miskell (Design)
- Andrea Jackson: Council (Senior Leadership)
- Aaron Bacher: Council (Project Manager)
The representatives are there to reflect the views of the community so you can contact them at any time to make yourself heard.