A crossing build-out is proposed for Beach Road adjacent to Stanley Park in Akaroa. An update on timing for construction of the new Stanley Park steps is also provided.

Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 16th October 2019 - 6th November 2019
16 Oct 2019

Proposed crossing build-out

Beach Road location of proposed crossing build-out

Aerial showing location for a new crossing point near Stanley Park and the fire station

We would like community feedback on a proposed crossing point, with kerb build-out, to align with the Stanley Park steps. Please see the aerial map below for further detail. The directional pavers highlighted in orange, on the map, are proposed to be white so as to be consistent with others along Beach Road. The reasons for creating this crossing build out are to:

  • create a safer crossing point for pedestrians with improved sight lines for traffic
  • prevent cars and buses from parking in front of the park entrance
  • make the Stanley Park entrance more visible

If approval is granted by Te Pātataka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board we would like to begin construction mid 2020.

Update on Stanley Park steps

Where Stanley Park meets Beach Road there is an old set of stone steps which are in poor condition.  Public consultation was completed and approval granted to replace these steps several years ago.

Funding is now available to replace these steps and work will begin in late October. The steps will be re-aligned for better access and to provide room for the future  re-instatement of the bell tower, if funded. Locally sourced stone will be incorporated into the design to co-ordinate with local heritage values. A hand rail will also be included on one side of the steps.

 

Map location