The delivery framework for the City Centre Strategy is set out across five areas:
The City Centre Strategy is not just NPDC’s vision for the city centre but is owned by a range of public and private sector organisations. This is important, as its implementation requires the public and private sectors to work together. We will achieve this by:
Key thinking of the City Centre Strategy aligns with the Proposed District Plan including objectives, policies, proposed zoning, height restrictions and frontage controls. The Strategy will inform subsequent strategy, policy and guidance that will be required to enable and deliver the change envisaged. These include:
The Integrated Transport Plan will guide future transport and parking projects and initiatives and be prepared by NPDC within the first two years of adoption of the City Centre Strategy. It is anticipated the Integrated Transport Plan will provide holistic direction for the various transport modes and parking considerations for the city centre. It will progress thinking around the projects identified within the City Centre Strategy with respect to transport and parking in order to support their delivery over time.
Principles for the Integrated Transport Plan include:
The Integrated Transport Plan will consider city centre transport propositions with key partners including:
Reviewing our Approach to Parking
The current Parking Strategy will be absorbed into the new Integrated Transport Plan and will prioritise safe and efficient movement of people, active modes, public transport and short-term visitor parking over commuter traffic. Key principles will include prioritising public space to deliver the highest value, efficiently using space dedicated to parking and ensuring parking supports wider urban and transport outcomes. It will consider:
The City Centre Strategy requires significant public and private sector investment over a 30-year period. The broad funding strategy can be summarised as follows:
Sequencing of projects and initiatives is critically important to ensure every dollar spent is optimised. Priority must be given to consolidating previous investment, ensuring an additive approach and recognising interdependencies. Refer to each identified project and initiative under the Key Moves for broad timing and key steps.
NPDC will continually review progress towards achieving the goals in the City Centre Strategy. Key targets have been identified for the five goals that seek to address the challenges and opportunities within the city centre.
The targets are not intended to be an exhaustive list but seek to establish an appropriate range of representative measures across a wide range of activities. These targets relate to activities that NPDC controls or has a strong influence over, or that are not measured by others. It is expected they will provide insight into the change that is occurring over time, help inform decisions, and allow us to adapt our thinking and activities as required. In general, we will measure our targets every three years (this timeframe may vary depending on the type of measure, expected amount of change over time, and availability of information).
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