Bold ideas for the future of Cambridge

14/05/2019 12:00 a.m.

​​​​14 May 2019​

Cambridge residents are being urged to share their preferences about the future of the public spaces in Cambridge.

In October 2018, Waipa District Council asked people to be bold and share their ideas about what was needed to help the town continue to support and attract visitors and businesses. More than 1,500 ideas poured in via an interactive map, workshops and submissions. 

Strategy manager Kirsty Downey said the feedback identified five key areas that Cambridge residents said were most important to them, but Council wants residents to help refine them further.

“Ultimately it is up to residents and local business owners to adopt these ideas and unleash the full potential of Cambridge, so we’re very keen to hear which of the shortlisted ideas matter to you the most.”

Downey said areas of interest include creating a family-friendly town centre, activity hubs to support businesses, accessible and diverse green spaces, the right mix of transport options and welcoming people into the town. 

This public feedback will influence priorities within the draft Cambridge Town Concept Plan, which will set out big picture ideas for the future development of public spaces. It will include an action plan of how they can be achieved and expected timeframes. 

From tomorrow (Wednesday 15 May) residents will be able to rank their favourite ideas using an online tool at   

Drop-in sessions will be held at the Council’s Cambridge office on Wednesday 22 May from 5pm to 7pm and on Thursday 23 May from 11am to 1.30pm.

Feedback is open until 5pm, Friday 31 May 2019

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