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 at 13 October 2017

Despite the wet weather, work to install the cabling for the new feature lights in Rangiora Town Centre continued last Sunday. This work is being carried on Sunday's in an effort to minimise disruption to businesses and the community. The work is being carried out by MainPower.


Last weekend work focused on installing cables from the Council offices, east along High Street to the old Post Office building. MainPower have also started the installation of the light bases with the light fittings to be installed once they arrive.

Upcoming road closure

The next road closure is to be carried out on Sunday 15 October 2017 from 6am to 6pm. During this time the following roads will be closed:

  • High Street between Durham Street and Victoria Street. The Victoria Street intersection will remain open.
  • Percival Street between High Street and Alfred Street.

The work this Sunday will focus around the area outside Farmers and Conway Lane.

Pedestrian access will be maintained along High Street. Should the work be finished early, then the road will be reopened.

Parking will be available on High Street east of the Good Street Laneway.

There are no closures planned for the weekend of 22 October due to the long weekend. We will have two further closures following that. Further information will be provided closer to the time.

Light set in pavers

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.