New Brighton Pedestrian Mall and Marine Parade improvements

We have been working with the community to develop ideas for the revitalisation of New Brighton Pedestrian Mall and Marine Parade. Have your say on what this might look like.

Project status: Decision made
Open for feedback: 20th October 2017 - 12th November 2017

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Consultation has now closed

Consultation for this project ran from 20 October to 12 November, 2017 and we received 174 submissions. You can read the analysis [PDF, 2.4 MB] of the submissions, which includes all submission received in their original format. 

Changes to the proposal

We considered all feedback and made some changes to the scheme design following further input from the project team:

  • More on street parking on Marine Parade to help support business development there
  • Improved pedestrian connectivity between the Mall and the new playground and the Christchurch Hot Pools to be completed early next year.
  • Most of the design focuses on Marine Parade with only minor work in the Mall to improve its appearance until the commercial area is developed.  

Final plan for approval [PDF, 792 KB]


Background

The New Brighton Regeneration Project(external link), building on the work set out in the 2015 New Brighton Centre Master Plan identified both Marine Parade and New Brighton Pedestrian Mall as areas that require upgrade. The regeneration project brings together a series of projects that aim to revitalise the seaside village, including the revival of the commercial centre with the attraction of private investment, the development of hot pools and playground, residential development and transport projects. The projects aim to bring new optimism and investment to the centre and create a more resilient community. 

The New Brighton Beachside Playground(external link) is currently under construction and the Christchurch Hot Pools' are being designed. The redesign of Marine Parade and the New Brighton Pedestrian Mall will help connect the shops and foreshore projects, encouraging more people to move between these exciting new facilities and the retail and hospitality area. The project has been allocated $3.2million. 

Wider works in the New Brighton commercial area and on the foreshore

 

We have already been working with community representatives to develop ideas for Marine Parade and the New Brighton Pedestrian Mall. From this, the following design objectives were developed:

Artists impression of Marine Parade and New Brighton Mall following upgrades

Artists impression of potential improvements to Marine Parade and New Brighton Mall

Connected: Bring the beach, playground and shops together visually and make it easy and safe for everyone to get around

Feel: Use elements that pull the beach into the mall area and celebrate the New Brighton character

Flexible: A design that enhances its surroundings, supports events, provides for changes now and in the future, and that is enjoyable both when quiet and busy

 

 

 

The two options below each focus spending on different sections of the project area. However, we are looking for creative solutions that might allow us to improve the final design, across the project area, within budget.

Option 1

The first option focuses on Marine Parade and meets all of the project’s objectives. It does this by narrowing the street and reducing vehicle speeds, which also makes it safer. It is also designed to allow for a shared use environment, or closure to vehicles, in the future to adapt to changes in the way the area is used. 

Conversations about the movement of buses along Marine Parade are ongoing and the final design may allow for buses to stop along this section.

Concept plan 1

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Key features in Marine Parade from Hawke Street and Beresford Street

  • Change of priority at junctions with Hawke Street and Beresford Street, to reduce vehicle numbers and speeds in Marine Parade
  • Raising the junctions to further slow vehicle speeds
  • Change of road speed to 30km
  • Removal of centre barrier and narrowing of road, to slow vehicles, improve safety and increase space for activity next to the shops
  • Mobility parking beside the playground
  • Flexibility to be changed to shared use or closed to vehicles, in the future
  • Seating areas
  • New plants

Key features in New Brighton Pedestrian Mall

  • A combination of asphalt and paving
  • Improved landscaping around palm trees
  • New seating

Option 2

This option has fewer improvements in Marine Parade and does not meet the objectives as well as Option 1. However, it does mean there is more money available to improve the mall area.

Concept plan 2

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Key features in Marine Parade from Hawke Street to Beresford Street

  • Change of priority for vehicles at junctions with Hawke Street and Beresford Street to reduce vehicle numbers and speeds on Marine Parade
  • Raising the two junctions to further slow vehicle speeds
  • Change of road speed to 30km
  • Seating areas
  • New plants

Key features in New Brighton Pedestrian Mall

  • New paving throughout
  • Improved landscaping around palm trees
  • New seating and other street furniture
  • New lighting

Talk to the team

We will be at the New Brighton Seaside Market (in New Brighton Pedestrian Mall) from 10am - 2pm on Saturday 28 October and Saturday 4 November. You can come and discuss the options with us, or even walk the through the proposed changes.


Next Steps

Following consultation, all feedback will be considered in the draft design which will then be presented to the Coastal-Burwood Community Board and Council for their approval. It is intended that detailed design will be completed in 2018 with delivery expected in spring 2018, prior to the opening of the hot pools.

 

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