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CBD Revitalisation Stage Two - Lonsdale St, Gray St, Melville Oval

What is Stage Two of the CBD Revitalisation?

Council are designing improvements to some of Hamilton CBD streets and public spaces. The project was identified as part of the city-wide Hamilton Structure Plan prepared by Council in 2012.

The focus of stage two of the CBD revitalisation includes building on the previous work of 2012 with new CBD concept designs for Melville Oval, Lonsdale Street and Gray Street, as well as other connecting streets and laneways.

Urban designers Jensen PLUS have been engaged to assist with the design stage of this project.

The designs will explore options to improve walking and cycling, introduce more public art and signage, better public spaces and parking, and improved trees and landscaping.

How can I be involved?

Workshops will be held in an open studio located in Shop 10 in the HUB Shopping Centre at 138 Gray Street, Hamilton. Community members are invited to visit the studio at any time to have input into the designs:
• 1pm and 5pm on Thursday 21 February 2019
• 9am and 5pm on Friday 22 February 2019
• 9am and 1pm on Saturday 23 February 2019

The consultants will also be holding a street walk around the Hamilton CBD to highlight key design elements suggested in the workshop and talk through what is proposed at particular spots. This street walk will take place on Friday 22 February at 3pm, leaving from the Hub in Gray Street.

What if I can't attend?

For those who cannot attend the workshop, information will be available through the online consultation tool, Social Pinpoint. Users will be able to examine a map of Hamilton to understand the concepts being proposed in specific locations and can provide comments, as well as general feedback or ideas on improvements.

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For further information on the upcoming CBD revitalisation workshops, contact Council’s Strategic Major Projects Coordinator Daryl Adamson on 5573 0237.

Public Art Workshop

In what is a first step towards activating some of the many CBD laneways, a mural will be painted by a number of local artists in McGuigan’s Lane while the design workshops are taking place.

Community members are invited to visit the mural and see it take shape throughout the three days.

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