Planting and play feature in the Gloucester-Worcester park landscape plan which includes a pathway linking both streets.
Project status: Decision made
Open for feedback: 20th November 2018 - 10th December 2018
Te Ara a Rongo - Gloucester/Worcester Park name and landscape plan - update 15 March 2019
At its meeting yesterday, the City Council approved the name Te Ara a Rongo – Gloucester/Worcester Park for the neighbourhood reserve between Gloucester and Worcester Streets, opposite Christchurch East School.
On 20 February 2019 the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board had recommended that the Council approve the name. The Community Board also approved the landscape plan, and requested staff advice on the possible placement of a recycle/rubbish bin, a drinking fountain and the cost of putting lighting along the park's walkway.
More details about the project and the approved landscape plan can be viewed below.
More details about the project and the approved landscape plan
Consultation Update: 5 February 2019
We received 20 submissions on the Gloucester/Worcester Park project during the consultation period from 15 November – 10 December 2018.
Seventeen were in support of the proposed landscape plan for the park at 300, 302, 304 Gloucester Street and 261 Worcester Street. Two submissions did not support the plan and one did not indicate a view. Twelve submissions supported Gloucester Worcester Park as the descriptive name accompanying the gifted name Te Ara a Rongo, but six said that the Maori name should be the only name used.
Table of submissions [PDF, 276 KB]
Consultation summary [PDF, 32 KB]
Proposed landscape plan [PDF, 4.4 MB]
- The species of proposed trees
- The practicality of providing chess pieces
- Lighting in the park
- Whether the park should have a dual name
Staff are recommending that the Waikura/ Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board:
- approve the draft landscape plan
- approve and recommend to Council for adoption the proposed name Te Ara a Rongo – Gloucester/Worcester Park
A staff report will be presented to the Community Board meeting on Wednesday 20 February 2019 at 10am in the Board Room, 180 Smith Street, Linwood.
This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome. You can read the meeting agenda(external link), including the staff report and any additional information, after 5pm on Friday 15 February 2019
The Board’s recommendation on the park’s name is expected to be considered by the Council in April 2019.
Proposed park and pathway through built-up neighbourhood
Bug hotels, play areas, native trees and an attractive seating area are planned alongside a formal pathway linking Gloucester Street, opposite Christchurch East School, and Worcester Street.
The Council purchased four properties damaged by the earthquakes in 2011. We have been working closely with the school and residents to develop a draft landscape plan. Some of you attended a sausage sizzle in March this year to pass on your ideas. Many of these have been included in the plan which is shown overleaf. The park does not currently have a name. We want you to tell us what you think.
If you want to talk to the project team, drop in and see us at the park on Thursday 29 November from 5.30-6.30pm.
Three of the key objectives for the new park are:
- Improved linkage between Gloucester and Worcester Streets;
- Natural play; and
- Low maintenance.
A 2 metre wide asphalt path winds through the park. This provides enough room for pedestrians and cyclists while not dominating other features such as the trees and play areas
Park plan detail
Gloucester Worcester reserve plan