Council approves Selwyn St shops rebuild

Last updated 09:29 29/07/2012

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The Christchurch City Council has approved the master plan for the rebuild of the Selwyn Street shopping area.

Ivan Thomson, team leader of district planning at the Council, said the decision to adopt the plan was great news for the community who have been actively involved in the preparation of the Selwyn Street Shops Master Plan.

"The Council and the Selwyn Street community worked together to identify the views and aspirations of the residential and business community for the rebuild and recovery of their centre. Together we have come up with a robust, achievable plan that has strong community support."

Mayor Bob Parker said it was an important step toward the recovery of this historic shopping centre, to put it back on the map as a thriving, lively local village - a focal point for surrounding suburbs.

"This is very welcome news, and following-on so quickly after the adoption of Lyttelton and Sydenham Master Plans adds a real sense of momentum to the recovery of our city.

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