Woolston Park transportation improvements project

We are planning improvements near Woolston Park and Te Waka Unua School to make it safer for people to cross the road, and to walk and bike along this section of Ferry Road.

Project status: Decision made
Open for feedback: 22 November 2017 to 13 December 2017

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Consultation on the Woolston Park transportation improvements proposal has now closed. People were able to provide feedback from 22 November to 13 December 2017.

During this time we heard from thirty four individuals and groups.

Consultation feedback table [PDF, 33 KB]

Revised plan [PDF, 2.3 MB]


What is this project and why are we doing it?

The Ferry Road Master Plan was adopted by the Council in May 2014.  The Woolston Park Transportation Improvements Project was initiated in July 2017, resulting in the development of the scheme plan. 

The Council are proposing to:

  • Replace the zebra crossings with;
    • A pedestrian refuge island near the dairy at 448 Ferry Road
    • A signalised pedestrian crossing outside Te Waka Unua School.
  • Narrow the intersection of Hopkins Street with Ferry Road to 7 metres.
  • Create a link to the Major Cycleway Route projects along Linwood Avenue and the Heathcote Expressway.
  • Increase the footpath widths on both sides of the signalised crossing point to 3.5 metres to allow a shared space for cyclists and pedestrians to be used at peak times.
  • No changes proposed to existing parking.  A parking survey undertaken indicates that there is existing capacity for parking in the vicinity of Woolston Park, including at weekends.

Please view the consultation plan for more detail [PDF, 2.3 MB]

Aim of the project

To improve the pedestrian and cycle environment around the cluster of educational and recreational facilities near Te Waka Unua School.

To increase parking, particularly in the area of Woolston Park, to support weekend sports users.

Have your say

We want to hear your views on the proposal.  This will help the Council to make an informed decision as to whether to proceed with the project or not.  This project is subject to Long Term Plan (LTP) funding.

What happens next?

Once the consultation period has closed all feedback will be considered by the project team, and this may result in further changes to the concept plans.  A staff report will then be presented to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board for a recommendation to Council, who will then make the final decision.

At this stage we are anticipating that a recommendation will be made by the Community Board at their February meeting.  The final decision is then expected to be made at the following Council meeting in March 2018.

All submitters will receive written updates on the project, including details of the staff recommendations and meetings, and how to request to speak at the meeting if they wish to do so.


  • 22 November - 13 December 2017 - Consultation open
  • January 2018 - Submitters notified of consultation outcome
  • February 2018 - Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board decision meeting
  • July 2018 - Project start (subject to approval)

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How the decision is made

  • Decision made

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