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 21 April 2017

JFC have continued to make good progress along High Street, with more works being completed and left tidy prior to ANZAC Day next week.

High Street - between Conway Lane and Good Street

JFC completed the last section of asphalt footpath outside the Accessory Shop and Rangiora Fish Supply. At the same time, they connected a new power duct across to the digital clock. MainPower will be installing a new fuse for the clock shortly, which should see it working again for the first time this year.

New footpath outside the Accessory Shop

New footpath outside the Accessory Shop

Power cabling for digital clock

New power cabling for the digital clock

High Street/Victoria Street Corner

Work has continued on the Victoria Street Corner, with almost all of the street furniture being removed, some of the paving being lifted, and the base for the new planter being poured.

JFC will tidy up this area in preparation for the ANZAC Day march on Tuesday, and look to continue working in the area later in the week.

Newly poured curved concrete planter base

Newly poured curved concrete planter base

Newly poured straight planter base

Newly poured straight concrete planter base

High Street - between the Gables Arcade and Ashley Street

JFC have started work in this area, with the ducting being installed last week. Unfortunately the installation of the duct was a little harder than expected, so the work has taken three work days longer than expected. During this time, JFC installed several lengths of duct, re-compacted the footpath, stripped the existing footpath, and resurfaced the entire footpath.  The final asphalt surfacing has been completed on the northern side of the road between the BNZ and Hannah’s. 

New power duct installed last week

New power duct installed last week

New asphalt on Friday morning

New asphalt on Friday morning

Thank you for your patience as this work has been carried out.

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.