Woodend Pegasus Development

Our vision for Woodend Pegasus

The Woodend Pegasus area is home to well-connected communities and prosperous businesses, has attractive public spaces and a healthy environment, and meets the social and cultural needs of its existing and future population.

Woodend Pegasus Area Strategy

The Council adopted the Woodend Pegasus Area Strategy (pdf, 2.2 MB)  on 8 October 2013. The community had the opportunity to comment on a draft Strategy in July/August 2013.

The Strategy identifies four key themes and a number of strategic directions:


  • State Highway 1 Woodend bypass - NZTA have approved the preferred option of an eastern bypass for upgrading SH1 in the Woodend area
  • The entrance to Pegasus from State Highway 1
  • Woodend/Pegasus links
  • Upgrading Gladstone Road
  • Connectivity of Ravenswood
  • Changes to Preeces and Kaiapoi Pa Roads
  • Cycling in the Woodend Pegasus area
  • Advocating for good public transport


  • Complementing business clusters
  • Strengthening Woodend town centre
  • Town centre road reserve
  • Signage
  • Town centre identity and sense of arrival
  • Town centre focal point
  • Design guidance for Woodend town centre
  • Increasing business stock


  • Fostering community infrastructure
  • Liaising with local schools
  • Providing community facilities

Open spaces

  • Developing Gladstone Park
  • Providing green space in Woodend
  • Planning for green space in Ravenswood
  • Considering the future of the conservation areas

Woodend Pegasus research and resources

In preparing a Woodend Pegasus Development Strategy, the Council undertook and reviewed large amounts of research and existing information relating to population, business, town centre, community and connectivity. Download these and other relevant project information below.