||Where it's at
draft concept plan nearly complete, building demolition likely to begin next winter
designation for motorway Madras Street
designation has been lifted. However northern access to the Central City is currently
Street - Kowhai planting on street
has been undertaken to check whether it is possible to accommodate trees in Madras Street
in the existing grass berm. However due to the number of underground services in the berm
area, trees cannot be planted until major street works are carried out.
Street traffic management
Council will discourage heavy traffic along Packe Street to the Orion site, when
redevelopment occurs. Suggestions have been made to promote entrances off Canon and
Purchase Streets, rather than Packe Street.
of Packe Street Reserve to the street
have been held between community groups and Council. The suggestions are being progressed
as a concept within the Local Area Traffic Management Scheme (LATMS). The first draft is
possibility of purchasing a wild area adjacent to the Packe Street Park,
including the drain and access to Canon Street, was investigated. The project is currently
stalled as agreement is yet to be reached with the property owner.
playground equipment is due to be installed early next year. Further landscaping will be
carried out the following year.
is currently going through the legal process of offering the land back to previous owners.
The Council has registered its interest in the site as an area suitable for comprehensive
housing and open space.
and nut trees
trees have been planted in St Albans Park and fruit trees have already been planted in
Packe Street Park. Further investigation of fruit and/ or nut trees as street plantings is
site tree protection
protection survey was conducted on the site. A Lombardy Poplar was identified as meeting
the criteria for protection in the City Plan as a notable tree.
Albans Local Area Traffic Management Scheme (LATMS)
first draft is near completion.
Street Provision of a cycleway
cycleway has not been programmed for Canon Street because the volumes of cycles, cycle
collision numbers and perceptions of danger do not justify a cycleway. Traffic volumes
along the street are regarded as low.
for funding is currently given to arterial and collector roads for lighting upgrades. It
is also occasionally done where lamp posts need replacement, or kerb and channel
replacement is being undertaken.
Shopping Centre: Emphasising entry points
is not a budget priority for the City Streets Unit of Council. Money would have to be made
available from elsewhere to pay for the thresholds.
treatment at Colombo Street/ Edgeware Road
lights are programmed for 2003/ 2004
planting and angle parking north end Caledonian Road
wide anti-graffiti project is underway to take a co-operative approach to finding a
solution to this problem.
to Edgeware signs have a low priority in the project proposal programme. It is
unlikely they will be undertaken as a Council-initiated project in the near future.
parking in Colombo Street
of angle parking in the vicinity of the St Albans Community Centre has a low priority in
the project proposal programme and is unlikely in the near future.
Albans Park: Skateboard ramp Pathways
Plan approved by Community Board, tender documents being prepared. New pathways are being
constructed to link the skateboard ramp and landscaping undertaken.