The process by which Paihia residents, and interested members of the wider community, can be involved in the design of the waterfront re-development is as follows.
Step 1: Public meeting and workshop (this took place on Monday 22 March)
- define the project
- a call to mobilise the community design talent
- an exercise to consider the ‘needs’ of the community as regards the waterfront redevelopment
- share design template documents and outline the process moving forward
Step 2: Produce and submit design ideas
- using the templates provided, and taking guidance from the needs identified in the 22 March meeting, submit design ideas and aspirations for the waterfront redevelopment
- submitters can use templates developed for this purpose (see below). These comprise three A3 diagrams of the areas in question. Designs / submissions can be sketched, drawn, written, include photos, etc
- submitters are also encouraged to consider how they would like the shared walking / bike path from Te Tii beach to come around Nihonui Bluff and interact with the promenade. Should this be a high path at road level or a lower path?
- designs can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, dropped in at Far North Holdings’ office in Opua or at Salt Air in Paihia, or posted to PO Box 7, Opua 0200
- the deadline for designs is Thursday 15 April.
Step 3: Public sharing of designs and collection of feedback
- all community designs will be on display in the Paihia Maritime Building from May 24th.
- members of the public will be encouraged to review the submitted designs and share their feedback on these
Step 4: Collate feedback and commission professional design
- the steering group will collate the community designs, and all the feedback received, and this information will be forwarded to a professional design firm by way of a brief
- the design firm will be tasked with interpreting the community’s ideas and producing a draft plan. Once this is complete a second public meeting will be held and this design will be shared with the community
- at this point the community will be able to give feedback on the draft plan
Design input – drawing 1
Design input – drawing 2
Design input – drawing 3