Your Reserve Money Being Spent

28 Aug

And here are the precinct costs

PRECINCT 1: $2,659,000
Dee and Tay streets single laning (one lane on each side of the two streets, in the CBD area, instead of two lanes on each side) [main works].


  • Upgrade street lighting.
  • Change Dee and Esk St intersection to allow future two-laning of Don St.
  • Upgrade four mid-block pocket parks on Tay St.
  • Remove art columns at front of Wachner Place.
  • Install two pieces of vehicle scale art, one piece of pedestrian scale art and new interpretation signage.
  • Pedestrian shelters along Dee and Don streets.
  • Change road markings on Leven St to allow coach parking and change road markings on Wood St to allow campervan parking.

PRECINCT 2: $827,000
Esk St, between Dee and Kelvin [main works].


  • Mid-Esk St pocket park including pedestrian weather shelter.
  • Upgrade street lighting.
  • New street furniture.
  • Retrofit all stone-clad art plinths.
  • One piece of pedestrian scale art.
  • New interpretation signage, banners and banner poles.

PRECINCT 3: $2,726,000
Bowling green on Esk St [main works excluding possible new building at corner of Tay and Deveron streets].


  • Demolish existing building and bowling green.
  • New bowling green park, including a playground focusing on innovation and a large grass plinth.
  • New street lighting and footpath and park surfacing.
  • New street furniture.
  • Upgrade pocket park in front of ICC building.
  • One piece of vehicle scale art.
  • New interpretation signage, banners and banner poles.

PRECINCT 4: $534,000
Market space in current carpark opposite ICC civic building on Esk St [main works excluding internal architecture changes to the Scottish Hall].


  • Remove an existing small building.
  • Stage and lighting for events and market.
  • Grass plinths for information gathering.
  • New pocket park in front of historical facade.
  • New street furniture.

PRECINCT 5: $1,365,000
Dee and Tay streets streetscape [main works].


  • New footpath surfacing.
  • New street furniture including interpretation signage.
  • New art decorations.

PRECINCT 6: $866,000
Don St two-waying [main works].


  • Relocate existing umbrella art.
  • Remove and demolish existing pocket park around the umbrella and in front of the court house.
  • Change kerb layout, street lighting and footpath surfacing.
  • New street furniture, including interpretation signage.
  • One piece of pedestrian scale art.

PRECINCT 7: $277,000
Kelvin St, between Don St and Esk St [main works]


  • New street lighting, footpath surfacing and street furniture.

PRECINCT 8: $107,000
Connection to green belt on outskirts of city centre, including Otepuni Park and Queens Park [main works].


  • Art and way-finding paint on existing asphalt surface.
  • New banners and banner poles.
  • New interpretation signage.

PRECINCT 9: $484,000
Esk and Kelvin streets, between Esk and Tay; and ICC building alteration [main works].


  • Alter ICC building to open up east side of ground floor.
  • New lighting, upgrade surfacing and landscape around the ICC building connection to Tay St.
  • New street lighting on Esk and Kelvin streets, between Esk St and Tay St.
  • New street furniture including banners and banner poles.
  • One piece of pedestrian scale art.

PRECINCT 10: $1,200,000
Wachner Pl [main works, excluding new building at the west end of the space].


  • Demolish existing clock tower and associated building, retaining existing clock.
  • Demolish existing hard and soft landscaping.
  • New grass plinths and landscape features.
  • New clock tower.
  • New art-focused pedestrian shelter.
  • New surfacing and street furniture.

PRECINCT 11: $1,150,000
Wood Street Park [main works].


  • Retrofit existing pedestrian bridge and retrofit existing sub station into public toilets.
  • Change Wood and Kelvin St intersection to allow better pedestrian connection across Wood St.
  • New landscape features doubled as adventure playground including an informal skateboard park and change of river bank to improve interaction with water.
  • New street furniture, landscaping, planting, signage, lighting and surfacing.
  • New art paint on footpath, banner and banner poles to strengthen connection to the green belt.

7 Responses to “Your Reserve Money Being Spent”

  1. Kylie August 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    They swore at the meeting that the umbrella and outside the courthouse stuff was to remain and still make it two way.

    • karenarnold4icc August 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

      Impossible…the umbrella and pavers take up a whole lane…where will it be relocated to? And what’s the rationale? To encourage investment in the street? It’s lawyers lane…

      • Kylie August 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

        I know that and you know that but the promises were made!
        A couple of people spoke in opposition to them being relocated and, I think, McIntosh said it was one option but the IWC recommended the option where it stays. Pocock also promised it would stay and be two lane.

      • Tom August 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

        Whats your plan to get the cbd revitalised karen?

      • karenarnold4icc August 28, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

        Tom, there was no ‘reply’ button under your post so I’ll answer you here.
        I’ll be totally up front and say I have no ‘plan’ as such to rejuvenate the city – but I am passionate about – and committed to – informed, intelligent decision making, critical questioning and representing and listening to the people of this city.
        So many times, during the years I reported on city council affairs, I was blown away by the lack of interest/debate around the council table and a willingness by so many to accept reports and information as gospel, when so often there were flaws. And I feel frustrated that, in this day and age, we have been presented with a proposal – with no context – in such a limited way…surely we should have been able to go online, click a link and “walk” through the new layout planned.
        Furniture, paving and sculptures may look pleasing, but the heartbeat of a town comes from the people. To have vibrancy, you need vibrant people…
        I’m struggling to understand how the CBD has been identified and defined…Wood St and Deveron/Esk seems outside the retail and business centre…
        The devil will be in the detail and that detail is being kept from us…either because it is controversial or – just maybe – it doesn’t exist yet…

  2. Philip T August 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    I understand the site favoured for the new ILT hotel is on the corner of Don and Dee so why would you muck around with Don St when that could make a huge impact on traffic patterns. The reason for Don St being reinstated to a two way street was the Police thought it took to long to respond to incidents in Esk St. They should be sent to London for a couple of weeks and get some understanding of the real world. Sadly the failure to wait till the election were held has put this whole project in jeopardy. The city does need work but it should never be about one or two persons thoughts. The design team is making many changes for the sake of change and a lot of heritage items and local stonework is being replaced for no good reason. The umbrella has become a focal point of Don Street as have the pillars on Dee St so lets have some good reasons for pulling them down

  3. cracker666 August 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    What a joke. How exactly does all that encourage long-term jobs and investment?

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