Next Sessions Announced

The Love the Bay syndicate met on 21 March. The workshops, website, and drop in shop feedback to date have led us to a set of design statements. These are focused statements that describe characteristics we would like to see in Island Bay, such as ‘Pedestrian crossings are clearly identified.’

The following are the immediate next steps agreed by the syndicate for the Love the Bay process leading up to and including the workshops. Minutes will be published soon. 

  1. Tonkin and Taylor will use all the information they require to come up with final design statements and a range of designs that contain and explicitly identify the various design elements.
  2. The focus of the final design statements is to be solely on the Parade; the rest can be picked up later when we continue with the 10 year plan.
  3. The designs will be taken to the community in a drop-in session and through a comprehensive range of feedback channels where elements of the designs can be discussed and used to inform the Tonkin & Taylor designs that will go out for formal council consultation.

The drop-in sessions will be held on the following dates at the Island Bay Baptist Church (284 The Parade):

Each session will follow the same structure, so you only need to attend one of them. You can read more about the process to date and the drop-in sessions here

If you are unable to attend the drop-in sessions, don’t worry! We will offer additional opportunities for feedback online and through other channels. If you would like to be notified of those opportunities, please subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page.  If you have ideas for ways we could reach more community members, please get in touch.

All of the feedback obtained through these sessions, past workshops, and other channels will be combined with other required information by Tonkin and Taylor to develop high level designs. These high level designs will be provisionally costed for inclusion in the Council’s annual planning cycle in May 2017.

Designs will be further developed (including feasibility assessments) for consideration by councillors in July 2017. Community feedback and the outcomes of the Love the Bay process will also be included for their consideration. Councillors will make a decision on the design options that will be presented to the public for formal consultation, during which any interested individuals or organisations can make formal written and oral submissions about the prospective designs. If you’ve subscribed to the Love the Bay newsletter, we’ll be sure to let you know when the formal consultation is open, and it will also be publicised through other channels.

Finally, analysis of the consultation feedback, budgetary implications, and changes made as a result will be presented to councillors with a recommendation on the way forward. Councillors will consider this and make a decision on a design approach with the intention for implementation in spring 2017. We look forward to seeing you at the next sessions.

Kia kaha,
Love the Bay