Rangiora project updates

High Street streetscape redesign

A number of improvements are being implemented in the Rangiora town centre. This includes realigning and signalising the Cenotaph Corner intersection (High Street/Ivory Street/Ashley Street junction) and reconfiguring High Street to two-way traffic. Improvement work also includes enhancing pedestrian laneways and improving off-street car parking. These projects were signalled and approved in the Rangiora Town Centre Strategy, adopted by the Council in September 2010.

The redesign of High Street includes:

  • Two-way traffic from Ashley Street to King Street
  • Parallel parking from Ashley Street to King Street
  • New footpaths from Ashley Street to King Street
  • Feature paving at crossing points and points of special interest
  • New street furniture, with the existing seats able to be refreshed and relocated to other parts of the district
  • A raised paved platform connecting the current Post Office crossing point to a new crossing point to be installed connecting the rebuilt Farmers to the new North of High laneway
  • Softening of the landscape along the south footpath with planter boxes and hedging at build-outs and crossing points
  • Refreshing and rationalising the metal fences along the north footpath
  • Paving, landscaping and street furniture will be included in the new laneway and the Good Street laneway.

View the parking concept plan (pdf, 552.1 KB).

Work to Date

Progress Update as of 13 July 2017

JFC continue to put the finishing touches on the latest stage of the High Street Upgrade.

They have installed the seats for the project, despite a few issues such as the concrete setting far slower than expected, due to the freezing cold weather.

JFC have installed the new brass street names on the new planter, and have replaced a “V” which went missing from the existing planter by Coffee Culture.

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JFC have some remaining works to do, including installing some new bollards by Resene Paints, to discourage drivers from parking on the footpath. We are expecting to have the work fully completed in the next two weeks.

The next phase of work for the High Street Upgrade is likely to be the upgrading of the Good Street Laneway, and the upgrading of the footpath on the northern side of High Street between Good Street and the Gables Arcade. This work will be undertaken in conjunction with new building development in these areas.

North of High Street precinct

The Council is leading a project to develop a precinct bounded by High Street, Durham Street, Blake Street and Good Street incorporating new retail and office space, pedestrian laneways, public/green space and improved car parking at the Council owned off-street Blake Street car park.

The development of this plan follows a project outlined in the Rangiora Town Centre Strategy to enhance connectivity to the Blake Street car park, provide growth of the town centre to the north, and ensure character and quality of the built environment.

The preparation of the precinct plan was subject to stakeholder and public engagement and the Council approved the plan to be submitted to the Minister for Earthquake Recovery by 6 December 2014. The North of High Street redevelopment plan (pdf, 2.6 MB) provides more information.

Private sector redevelopment projects

There are various redevelopment projects underway in the Rangiora town Centre. While we endeavour to provide as much information as possible about town centre developments, the Council does not always have access to the most up-to-date details about private sector developments.