National War Memorial Park layout and connections
When viewing the images please be aware that the park design is still in development and we do not anticipate the design being confirmed by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage until after the next Community Forum which will take place in late November or early December. The community forums involve representatives of the local community, interest groups and stakeholders and have been organised by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage as part of the park development process.
The range of images include slight differences in how the connections are shown, with some images showing vehicles on the alignment of the old Buckle St (referred to as the southern lane) and others showing a representation which more implies a pedestrian or shared space. To date there have been a range of opinions and inputs discussed at the forums regarding the detail of the lane through the park. The various opinions reflect issues such as access needs, security, pedestrian, cycle and ceremonial use. The detail should become clear following the next forum.
On the drawings is a representation of the southern lane which provides a low traffic volume surface level access route in line with the old Buckle St. The southern lane has been indicated on drawings and artists impressions and has been the subject of discussion at the community forums, however; the design is yet to be finalised and any connection of a southern lane at the Sussex St end could not be finalised until the outcome of the Basin Bridge board of inquiry is known.
Large scale printed images can be viewed in the information centre at 175 Taranaki St and our staff will be happy to talk to visitors about the development of the design and associated works.