Miramar

Artist's impression of the Miramar plaza.

Artist’s impression of the plaza outside the Roxy Cinema in Miramar

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Te Motu Kairangi / Miramar Peninsula Framework

With the help of the local community, landowners, businesses and key agencies, the Council is developing a long-term planning framework for the Miramar Peninsula. The framework will consider the key issues and opportunities facing Miramar Peninsula and establish a vision and a set of principles to guide the future development of the Peninsula.

The framework will be a collaborative document looking at the long-term future of the whole Peninsula. It will identify key areas or opportunities for more in-depth planning and project development, including development of the northern tip of the Peninsula as a public reserve, as well as opportunities for economic development, employment, visitor and tourism attractions, housing and infrastructure.

The 2013/14 Annual Plan includes funding of $50,000 for developing the first phase of the framework. This work will include discussions with key parties, initial engagement with the community, and identifying key issues and opportunities to help inform the development of the framework. Public consultation on the draft framework is planned for mid-2014.

Miramar town centre improvements

Park Road / Miramar Avenue junction upgrade

The work to improve Miramar Town Centre is now complete.

The project involved:

  • the creation of a new pedestrian plaza at the heart of the town centre
  • improvements to pedestrian safety in the area 
  • making the town centre more attractive, friendly and usable with new:
    • lighting
    • seating
    • landscaping and street trees
  • refurbishing the historic tram shelter
  • installing a new public toilet.

Special features of the project include:

  • a 'Miramar Peninsula' light projection onto the pavement
  • a Gandalf the Grey sculpture, loaned to the Miramar community by Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Fred Tang.

Landscape Plan - Miramar Town Centre Improvements (880KB PDF)

News - Miramar Town Centre Upgrade Complete - 3.09.13

Background

The traditional town centre around the junction of Park Road and Miramar Avenue has seen significant change with the opening of the Roxy Cinema and other businesses in the area.

Previous changes to improve car parking and reduce the speed limit through the main shopping area to 30km/h improved the vibrancy of the town centre. However, there were still some aspects of the town centre that we thought could be improved.

In May 2011, the Council consulted on two preliminary concepts for improving the town centre:

Miramar Town Centre Design Options

Engagement Summary Report (526KB PDF)

An issue raised by the community through the consultation was the untidy aspect of the old tram shelter. In response to this, and given the heritage status of the shelter in the District Plan, the Council commissioned a conservation plan for the shelter.

The conservation plan provided valuable background on the original design and construction of the structure. This plan and the engagement summary report informed the scope and design of the works that were undertaken during theupgrade.

Progress updates

Regular progress updates will be available on this page, or you can sign up to receive email updates by contacting us at: miramar@wcc.govt.nz

More information

Sherilyn Hinton
Senior Strategic Adviser

Phone: (04) 803 8559
Email: miramar@wcc.govt.nz