2 June 2022: The third and final working group meeting covered the findings of the previous meeting, the public survey and presented pre-design plans and themes.
Survey data summary (2.9MB PDF)
Findings of the second working group:
- “Promoting Businesses and Providing for the Future” identified that spill-out areas and multi-use spaces will provide the most resolved outcome.
- “Safety, Accessibility and Inviting” looks to surface treatments and inviting spaces (seating, stopping and catered to families).
- “History, Identity and Character” will best be addressed with Art/Murals and inviting spaces, where narrative is important.
- Other categories of display boards, lighting and play spaces can be integrated where appropriate. Most lighting concerns will be addressing the CPTED findings.
- Display boards can to the character and amenity of Island Bay Village.
- Play spaces can be integrated in the stopping points or spill-out areas using brief inviting elements.
Summary of working group findings (2.3MB PDF)
From these, the PSD team provided a draft amenity plan, surface treatment scheme, and art/signage/placemaking location map. Each plan covered potential quantities and locations for seating, lighting, vegetation, other furniture, murals, narrative opportunities, signage, and special surface treatment areas.
The following captures the suggestions of the working group:
- The idea of a Natural style for improvements is welcomed, although ‘modern village’ might be more fitting. Avoid contrast with Heritage;
- Murals are of a strong interest- retain existing;
- Surface treatments focus on light concrete (potentially seashell aggregate);
- Information signage in a couple of specific areas;
- Bespoke unique cycleracks;
- Seating should be cut back. Few bespoke versions with the rest being standard;
- Lighting important down the laneway and uplighting to trees encouraged;
- Event space welcomed;
- Any pavers should be limited and targeted to specific areas;
Look into a motif to replicate across the Village Centre and beyond;
- Use historic/heritage references throughout Village Centre;
- No further comment on planter beds or raised planters.
The PSD team expects to address these comments with the presentation of a working concept. The working group will provide any minor feedback prior to the public release of the plans.
A Concept will be provided soon.
The Parade safety improvements
The upgrades are scoped to be easy and affordable- and expect to be delivered with the Parade Safety Improvements.
The design includes replacing the existing angle parking with parallel parking, and this deferral will provide some additional time for discussions about how to best make use of parking in and around the town centre.
The design and plan for parallel parking is not expected to change, but the local area-based parking plan being developed could for example include more time-restricted parking, or spaces designated for mobility parking permit holders.
The Parade Upgrade is a safety related project that stretches the entire length of the Parade. The Town Centre Upgrades will be focusing on the Public Space and the use of amenities and is funded through the Long-Term Plan. Although the projects are independent, they project are in coordination, with communications and delivery and expect to be achieved together.
Urban Design: Public Space Design + Delivery Team
Brennan Baxley, Project Manager
Patrick Gregory, Project Support
For specific queries on the parking, traffic resolution and safety improvements on The Parade, contact the project email, email@example.com
For more information on the upgrade please visit The Parade Transport projects webpage.