Campbell Lane Designs Released

Campbell Lane Designs Released

Friday, November 06, 2015

South Taranaki District Council has released concept designs for Campbell Lane- the first stage of the Hawera Town Centre redevelopment.

Development Coordinator, Phil Waite, says the Campbell Lane project involves demolishing the old, earthquake-prone, Campbell building on High Street, to create an attractive pedestrian thoroughfare through to Cornishs’ Car Park.

“The aim is to better connect Cornish’s Car Park with the main street retail area and improve use of the free, unrestricted parking that is available,” says Mr Waite.

The open-aired thoroughfare will be a combination of paving and greenspace, with espaliered planting on the side wall, trees, seating, entrance pillars which reflect the old building and a number of lighting columns that lead through to Cornish’s car park.

Mr Waite says public response to the Town Centre redevelopment has been very positive and already a number of private enterprise initiatives are being planned.

“On the Campbell Lane project Council is working closely with a private investor who has bought the neighbouring (empty) building as they are also keen to redevelop,” he says. “This is fantastic because one of the key goals underpinning the Town Centre redevelopment was that it would be a catalyst to drive change and to encourage private enterprise to invest in the town centre – and that is what we are seeing happen.”

Mr Waite says demolition and physical work on the project will start early in the new year.