The Linwood Village Master Plan provides a way to create a lively urban village full of colour, life and energy, truly reflecting the character of the people who make this place their home.

Linwood vision

An artist's impression of a redeveloped Linwood Village looking west from the corner of Worcester Street and Stanmore Road.

Date Actions
July 2011
Project set up 
Earthquake impacts assessed, scope confirmed and key stakeholders identified.
August 2011
Research, information gathering 
Focus group sessions with key stakeholders and residents held. Key issues and opportunities identified.
September 2011
Design and feasibility testing
Technical expert workshops held. Best ways to address issues and suggestions from the community identified via a community feedback presentation.
September–December 2011
Prepare draft master plan 
Master plan drafted. Endorsed by Community Board. Approved by Council for public notification.
December 2011
Public consultation held and 36 submissions received.
January–May 2012 
Follow up investigations, revisions 
Submissions analysed. Further investigations as needed. Community Board recommendation to hold a submitters’ workshop instead of formally hearing submissions endorsed by Council. Amendments to draft master plan.
August 2012
Linwood Village Master Plan adopted by Council.
September 2012 onwards
Actions implemented by community and Council (capital projects delivered as funding made available).

The Linwood Village Master Plan contains a strategic vision to transform the centre into a lively, colourful, diverse and eclectic urban village.

The vision is supported by five goals, which are to be delivered through eight detailed implementation actions/projects.

These encourage Council, private sector, community and government-led decision making to align and move forward together in a logical sequence.

The associated vision, goals and actions are described in detail on pages 11, 12 and 25 of the Linwood Village Master Plan [PDF, 4.8 MB].

Key successes to date include:

  • Doris Lusk Park has been upgraded, including a new toilet block, drinking water fountain, bike fix-it and landscaping.
  • Greening the Rubble and the Linwood community have implemented a transitional project on a vacant site to provide a community garden and play space.
  • A new shelter has been installed on Gloucester St’s city-bound bus route and its solar-powered recharger for electronic devices is used on a regular basis.
  • The Major Cycle Route, Rapanui – Shag Rock section through Linwood Village, including improvement works to the intersection of Stanmore Road and Worcester Street, have been completed.
  • External lighting of the Linwood Community Arts Centre, to highlight the heritage features of the building, has been completed.
  • The major cycle route, which has been implemented through Linwood Village, is anticipated to improve cycle safety at the Stanmore Road/Worcester Street intersection.

To view the corresponding master plan actions, go to page 25 in the Linwood Village Master Plan [PDF, 4.8 MB].

linwood community centre

Proposed external lighting of Linwood Community Arts Centre.

  • Funding has been allocated in the Council's 2018–28 Long Term Plan for a street upgrade along Stanmore Road and Worcester Street.
  • A collaboratively developed brief for the ‘children’s interactive play/art project’ is now complete. Further engagement will occur with the community before staff report to the local Community Board so that the work can occur in 2020.
  • Greening the Rubble has worked with the Council and the Linwood community to implement a transitional project – the Linwood Tiny Shops – on a vacant commercial site, to provide another community hub and focal point.

To view the corresponding master plan actions, go to page 25 in the Linwood Village Master Plan [PDF, 4.8 MB].