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Southern View: June 19, 2018

Southern View: June 19,

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018 Locally Owned Kitten stretch class Rescued cats liven up fitness studio Handball champ Peter Ellis will travel to Russia with NZ beach handball side June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW Page 7 Page 12 021 914 565 Another Woolston plan surfaces More public consultation to open MORE CAR parks, mini plazas, wider footpaths and a focus on the area’s industrial character are central to a revised plan for Woolston Village. Under the city council’s Ferry Rd suburban master plan, the significant streetscape project aims to transform and revitalise the area. The upgrade extends along Ferry Rd from Portman St to St Anne’s School. “The council has taken the time to consider feedback on the previous village consultation in 2016, and we are pleased to bring back a revised plan that best balances the needs of the community,” planning and delivery transport manager Lynette Ellis said. “The changes complement Woolston’s distinctive character, while improving the way the village looks and feels, attracting more people to the area. “The new plan retains more parking spaces than the previous proposal, and features safety improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.” It features wider footpaths and cycle lanes, upgraded crossings and street lighting, and 55 onstreet parking spaces, along with time-restricted parking to lift PLANS: An artist’s impression of what Woolston Village could look like. Feedback is open on a revised regeneration proposal for the village. turnover. Thirty-two off-street car park spaces are being provided as part of the Woolston Library project. A laneway linking Ferry Rd to the public car park and preschool behind the library will be upgraded for use by pedestrians and cyclists under the library development. New and upgraded bus stops and shelters will also be introduced. The village “gateway” includes trees, paving and kerb build-outs at Portman St and St Anne’s School to define the entrances to the area, with a 30km/h speed limit to be trialled for one year. About 30 new trees will be planted, along with new garden beds. “We plan to use building setback areas to create ‘miniplazas’, with outdoor furniture that reflects the industrial character of Woolston,” Ms Ellis said. “We also want to celebrate Woolston’s heritage and cultural connections to the Heathcote River with etched paving stones depicting the area’s history.” •Public consultation on the revised plan is open until July 3 at show/151 Healthy Eye Protection seeing is believing BUY TODAY $41.90 Convenient ONCE DAILY gel capsules contains 30 - 1 month supply Optometry only BARRINGTON, 256 Barrington Street PH 332 1730 | Worried about your hearing? Now is the time to try the latest, virtually invisible, German designed hearing aids. They’re so small you won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Book your FREE hearing check and trial of these ultra discreet hearing aids today. Ashburton 03 307 8949 Special Blenheim 03 579 5353 Offer! Fendalton 03 351 3535 Buy one hearing aid Greymouth 03 768 5528 and get the second aid half price!* Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 *Offer on the purchase of selected hearing aids, valid to 31st July 2018. T&Cs apply.