Lower Victoria Avenue Innovating Streets consultation

Submissions closed on April 16, 2021, 05:00 PM

Lower Victoria Avenue

Bring a little magic to our streets!

We'd love to hear your feedback on the concept design to make lower Victoria Avenue more vibrant and people-friendly

Have your say 

After working with key stakeholders, we’re consulting with the wider Whanganui community on the concept design for lower Victoria Avenue. 

We’d like to hear what you think! 

To make a submission, either complete the online survey using the link below or post hard copy comments into the ‘feedback letterbox’ situated on lower Victoria Avenue next to Whanganui Furnishers (available from Thursday, 8 April 2021). 

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday, 23 April 2021.

Take the survey here


Lower Victoria Avenue, Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500  View Map

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In September 2020 Whanganui Town Centre Regeneration secured central government funding to install a people-friendly streetscape in lower Victoria Avenue. 

Lower Victoria Avenue is Whanganui’s primary dining and nightlife location and the changes will enhance the area as a hospitality and entertainment zone, while celebrating the street’s heritage and history. 

Funding comes from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets initiative, which supports councils to experiment with making streets more vibrant, people-friendly and responsive to climate change. 

In recent months we’ve worked lower Victoria Avenue stakeholders to develop a concept design for the street. 

We’re asking for your feedback on the concept design now and we’ll be asking for ongoing feedback as the project becomes a reality.

The vision is to make lower Victoria Avenue a destination where local and visitors want to meet, eat shop and play. 

We’re enhancing the street by installing seating areas, greenery and art that celebrates and honours the heritage and history of the area. 

Concept drawings are featured below.

After submissions close we’ll review your feedback and get to work on finalising the detailed design.

The new streetscape will be installed in July and a street opening celebration event will be held at the end of July.

We’ll then continue to collect community feedback on the changes until May 2022. This will be used to inform decisions about whether the changes are removed, modified or made permanent.

We also have Waka Kotahi NZTA Innovating Streets funding for a project in Drews Avenue. You can give feedback on the Drews Avenue project before Friday, 9 April here.

Check out the video below to find out more about both projects.