The Selwyn Street Shops Master Plan sets out a community-agreed vision for Selwyn Street and the critical actions to achieve it. It was adopted by Council in in July 2012.

Selwyn Street Shops Master Plan [PDF 5.78MB] [PDF, 5.8 MB]

About the plan

artist's impression of Selwyn Street shopsThe Selwyn Street local people appreciated their local centre and the convenient shopping and services it provided. They are now rebuilding their community following the earthquakes and the loss of much of its built heritage and the disruption to its retail and business life. Taking care to plan Selwyn Street’s commercial centre post-earthquake is critical to ensure the centre will be the best it can be.

Delivering the plan

Since the Master Plan was adopted, work has begun on the implementation of Council-led actions. Funding has been secured for streetscape and movement improvements in the local centre. There will be further engagement with the local community and affected businesses over these improvements, once detailed design work is completed.

Plan development process and timeline

date stage actions
July 2011 Project set-up The project set up stage included:
  • assessment of earthquake impacts
  • confirmation of project scope
  • identification of key stakeholders
August 2011 Research and information gathering

Focus group sessions were held with key stakeholders and residents. Sessions identified key issues to be considered in the recovery and rebuild of Selwyn Street shops.

September 2011 Design and feasibility testing The Council held a series of “Inquiry by Design” workshops involving technical experts, to find the best ways of addressing issues and suggestions raised by community feedback
September to December 2011 Prepare draft Master Plan

A master plan was drafted and endorsed by the Community Board. The Council approved the plan for public consultation.

December 2011 to February 2012 Consultation

Public consultation was held with the opportunity for residents to make submissions on the draft plan. A total of 49 submissions were received.

May 2012 Follow-up investigations

Submissions were analysed. The Council supported the  Community Board's recommendation to hold a submitter's workshop instead of formal hearings.

June 2012 Revisions to draft Discussions at this workshop were used to inform amendments to the draft master plan. Further analysis and design work by Council staff was fed into thefinal version of the plan.
July 2012 Adoption by Council

The final master plan was adopted by the Council.

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