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A sea of car parks taking shape

March 1, 2012 by


One of the best projects to come out of the earthquake mess is undoubtedly the Gap Filler project, which aims to temporarily fill the “gaps”, where buildings once resided, with art installations, activities, gardens and the like. I think it is a fantastic initiative, and deserving of much praise. It not only helps to break up […]

Sydenham gap filler project

December 6, 2011 by


Not really transport related (although it is urban development related), but I think the gap filler initiative is utterly brilliant and deserving of high praise. The latest initiative is a huge piece in Sydenham called I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour. It is absolutely huge. It is a timely reminder that […]

Sydenham and Lyttelton draft Master Plans out

November 21, 2011 by


On the weekend the CCC released the draft Master Plans for both Lyttelton and Sydenham suburban centres. Both excite me, but for some reason it is Sydenham I am really interested in, as I think it could develop into Christchurch’s first thriving high density inner-city suburb, and I really want to see how they intend to do […]

Sydenham shows the way

October 2, 2011 by


The rejuvenation of Sydenham is underway as businesses and people flock to an area that was once devastated and practically written off following both big quakes. It seems the positives of Sydenham are its good location (Colombo St, close proximity to the CBD) and the future plans for the area under the Council’s city plan and suburban centres strategy. High […]

More suburban centre programmes underway

August 23, 2011 by


It isn’t just the draft Central City Plan that the Council is producing as part of the rebuild. As outlined previously, there are a number of suburban centre initiatives that are also underway and these are in their own way very interesting and exciting.  The first suburban centres to receive some major attention were Sydenham […]

Sydenham community feedback presentation tonight

July 19, 2011 by


An article in The Press today says that food markets, street sculptures and residential developments could be part of the rebuild plan for Sydenham. Submitter’s showed they wanted Colombo Street more people-friendly by improving pedestrian access and adding street furniture, sculptures and trees. My hope is that what may eventuate doesn’t reflect much of the ugly development […]

Suburban Centres Programme gains traction

July 13, 2011 by


Community feedback presentations for the Lyttelton and Sydenham Suburban Centres Programme will be made next week. More than 400 people took part in the Council-led Suburban Centres Programme workshops and focus group sessions held in May and June 2011 to put forward their ideas and aspirations on how their commercial centres could be redeveloped. This feedback […]