What is being proposed?
The Draft CBD Redevelopment Plan
Key elements from the draft plan
- The Discovery Quarter (with a Discovery Centre as flagship)
- An Artisan Quarter which includes a market area - this is to be centred around the Albert Mall area
- A Box Quarter which is an informal commercial and start-up area to the west of the Kingsgate/Copthorne Hotel
- A formal business area
- Strengthening of the Civic Quarter (the Regent Theatre Area, the Courthouse, Police etc)
- Making sure that the business community has strong, inclusive representation and input.
- Making the CBD more visually appealing through the introduction of trees and other greenery and introduction of colour and lighting.
- Introducing a stronger heritage focus, noting that our existing architecture is one of the defining aspects of the CBD and that upgrading existing buildings could be economically more efficient than building new buildings. Affordability of commercial space is an important focus.
- Introducing a stronger Iwi character in a CBD that is owned by the Iwi and which has a rich connection with Maoridom.
- Introducing a stronger residential component within the CBD in the form of second story residential apartments and, depending on the market, potentially a formal housing area. This initiative is especially important given the focus on generating a vibrant night life and foot traffic.
- Improving our gateways (entrances to town).
Why is this being proposed?
How will it be funded?
|27 February 2019||Council meeting to adopt draft CBD Redevelopment Plan for consultation|
|28 February to 29 March 2019||Submission period|
|4 March 2019||Public information meeting|
|17 April 2019||Council meeting to hear submissions and approve final plan (incorporating changes, if any)|
Public information meeting
Have your say
- Council submission form – online or paper
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Written submissions posted to Grey District Council, PO Box 382, Greymouth or hand delivered to 105 Tainui Street, Greymouth