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Hastings Alive - 2019/2020 Projects

PROJECT 1A – Central Plaza green space improvements

Events and play: Adding seating around the stage (between the trees) and in the ‘sheep’ and clock tower area; improving surfacing; adding all-ages play structures.

March UPDATE
  • Planning to be undertaken.

PROJECT 1B – Central Plaza paved space improvements

Relax and play: Landscaping and seating; enhancing the water fountain with jets and fountain-side seating; developing outdoor dining spaces.

March UPDATE
  • Planning to be undertaken.

PROJECT 2A – Heretaunga St East 100 block hospitality spaces

Outdoor dining: Continuing Eat Street from the 200 block. Widening pavements for more outdoor dining space; adding street furniture; improving links to off-street parking space.

March UPDATE
  • Planning to be undertaken.

PROJECT 2B – Heretaunga Street East 200: Hospitality Space

Outdoor dining: Developing Eat Street. Widening pavements with new plantings to enable more outdoor dining space that can be used year-round; improving links to off-street parking space.

July 2020 UPDATE
  • Construction is underway. Due to COVID-19 the completion date has been pushed out to the end of August. Permanent shade umbrellas will be installed, along with new planters with lime tree hedging to separate pedestrian areas from the road.
March 2020 UPDATE
  • Construction plans completed; decision on weather-protection made; construction due to start before the end of June, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
November 2019 UPDATE
  • Final design workshops with nearby stakeholders held; construction plans almost completed; outdoor licensing strategies and objectives being prepared; physical works start timed for early 2020.

PROJECT 2C – Heretaunga Street East Pocket Park

Space to relax: Developing the paved space on the corner of Warren St and Heretaunga St into a pocket park with trees, grass and seating.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • This project has been deferred awaiting a decision by an adjacent private landowner. Funding has been redirected to a new Warren St multi-purpose carpark/outdoor dining area.

PROJECT 2D – Heretaunga St East Municipal Building entrance

A fitting entrance: Widening and landscaping the pavement to provide an entranceway befitting the iconic Municipal Buildings.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • Planning to be undertaken after the completion of the earthquake-strengthening and upgrade of the Municipal Buildings.

PROJECT 3A and B – Heretaunga St East 300 block hospitality spaces

Outdoor dining: Continuing Eat Street from the 200 block, adding street furniture and plantings to already wide footpaths to allow for outdoor dining and relaxing areas.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • Planning to be undertaken after the completion of the Municipal Buildings earthquake-strengthening and upgrade.

PROJECT 4A – Southern carpark entrance and pedestrian link

A fitting entrance: Reconfiguring the Railway Rd/Eastbourne St intersection for improved vehicle and pedestrian access; improving the links between the Central Plaza and Civic Square.

July 2020 UPDATE
  • Traffic modelling and detailed design continue.
March 2020 UPDATE
  • Traffic modelling and detailed design underway.

PROJECT 4B – Railway Road corridor enhancements

Street improvements: Beautification of the street side of the rail corridor with fencing, planting, low rock wall with seating, new footpaths.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • Completed

PROJECT 4C – Eastbourne St upgrade

Street improvements: Beautification of the streetscape with new footpaths and lighting.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • The south side has been completed; the north side will be completed in conjunction with work on Project 4A.

PROJECT 6A – Karamu Road (St Aubyn – Heretaunga St) Street Upgrade

Connection: Extending tree planting, amenity lighting and banners to reinforce that Karamu Rd is one of the main entrances into the city.

July 2020 UPDATE
  • The first block is almost completed; waiting on scaffolding for a private development to be removed to allow for the remaining short stretch to be finished. Design of the remaining two blocks is being completed, with physical works timetabled for 2021.
March 2020 UPDATE
  • First block of three (Queen St to Heretaunga St) started this month; footpaths poured and paving installed. Design of the remaining two blocks underway with work expected to start before the end of 2020.
November 2019 UPDATE
  • Stage 1 of the Karamu Road Street Upgrade (Queen Street to Heretaunga Street) is programmed to commence early in the new year, for completion prior to the opening of ‘Tribune’ – the exciting new development in the former HB Today building.   Officers have developed plans to pilot an enhanced street design that is aimed at ‘greening our city’, one of the key themes that emerged from the consultation.

PROJECT 6B – Karamu Road (Heretaunga-Eastbourne Streets) Precinct

Connection: Extending the existing tree planting; widening footpaths; commissioning and installing street art; putting in pavement treatments that slow traffic and forge a strong pedestrian link between the city and Civic Square.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • Planning to be undertaken.

PROJECT 7A – Landmarks Square extension and hospitality spaces

Relax and play: Extending Landmarks Square to accommodate outdoor furniture and large sculptured paly structure, shade and outdoor dining space.

July 2020 UPDATE
  • Construction continues with the second container in place and the toilet block underway; due to COVID-19 the completion date has been pushed out to the end of November.
March 2020 UPDATE
  • Construction is underway. At the south end, the outdoor area has been excavated and on container (of two) that will be converted into the outdoor kitchen and bar that will be leased by the adjoining hospitality business is in place; at the north end, construction has started with a new public toilet about to be built. The artist has started work on the play structure. Expected completion date is October, COVIS-19 restrictions dependent.
November 2019 UPDATE
  • Eatery Fun Buns is being issued with a licence to occupy the new outdoor dining area, which will be serviced from a container bar/kitchen; Landmarks Trust has commissioned a large-scale climbable artwork from local artist Philip Meier, a piece that is both a tribute to former mayor Jeremy Dwyer (who started Landmarks Trust) and a celebration of Hastings.

PROJECT 7B – King St North pocket park

Space to relax: Developing a new pocket park, linking the main shopping area with public off-street car parking; landscaping and outdoor furniture.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • Planning to be undertaken.

PROJECT 7C – Albert Square

Relax and play: Further developing the green space with a focus on youth; more seating, shade, wifi charging station; raised garden beds; outdoor games.

July 2020 UPDATE
  • Planning and consultation continues.
March 2020 UPDATE
  • The planning process continues to refine ideas focusing on retaining the open space for art installations and events and making best use of the existing containers. Consideration being given to moving the youth focused elements to the Central Plaza.
November 2019 UPDATE
  • This space, leased by Council, is being further developed with infrastructure that can be located when necessary. Plans, being developed with Hastings Youth councillors, will ensure the space remains available for activations and events, and relevant to the changing needs of youth and the wider community.  Options include furnishing one of the containers as a café/bar space that could be made available for hire by ‘pop-up’ businesses, and adding more shade and seating. Recent movie nights in the square have been hugely popular and, together with programmed large-scale art installations, reinforce the need to keep this green space open and available for such events and activations.

PROJECT 8A and B – Heretaunga St West and East laneways

Connection: Providing wide, safe, well-lit pedestrian links between the main shopping and dining areas with off-street public car parking.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • Planning still to be undertaken.

PROJECT 9A – Eastbourne St upgrade

Connection: Extending street tree planting, widening footpaths, installing street art, and putting in paving treatments that slow traffic and encourage pedestrians forging a strong link between the city and Civic Square.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • Two of the three blocks completed, with widened paved footpaths, feature lighting, street trees; third block to be completed alongside infrastructure upgrades planned in the area.

PROJECT 9B and C – King St and Market St upgrades

Street improvements: Installing street trees, snake lights and new paving to bring the design into line with surrounding city streets.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • Planning to be undertaken.

PROJECT 9D – Opera House and Toitoi precinct upgrade

Celebrating Toitoi: Widening the footpath in front of the Opera House entranceway; gateway artworks; street tree replacement.

March 2020 UPDATE
  • Paving work completed with scope to add signature artworks as external funding allows.

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