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 16 June 2017

Progress update

More asphalt work has been completed on Victoria Street this week and next week the laying of Firth pavers will continue.

High Street and Victoria Street

JFC have laid the last section of asphalt on Victoria Street, in front of the Salvation Army shop.  The first of the rubbish bins and cycle racks are to be installed and the seats are due to arrive today (Friday 16 June).

The Water Unit has completed the upgrade of the water supply backflow protection on the eastern footpath on Victoria Street.

MainPower have completed the new power connection to the Rotary clock, which is now working again and is located near the top of Stirling Sports' building.

JFC will have their paving crew back on Monday to lay the Firth pavers in the area outside Pocket Full of Spices. Once this area is complete they will move onto the remaining area outside the Jewellers on the corner of High Street and Victoria Street.

The new irrigation system will also be installed in the planter boxes outside the Jewellers and the Dairy.

Over the next couple of weeks we will also be cutting in the paver bands into the asphalt footpaths and carrying out the tidy up / remedial works with the aim of having all work completed in early July.

Rotary Clock back in operation

The rotary clock back in operation

Planter box outside the dairy

Planter box outside Flowers Dairy

New planter box outside jewellers 

Planter box complete outside Showcase Jewellers

New asphalt footpath on Victoria Street 

New asphalt footpath on Victoria Street

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.