Christchurch City Council is pushing pause on proposals to upgrade the streets surrounding the new multi-use arena, Te Kaha, for now.
The pause is to allow the newly elected Council to consider the proposals and potential modifications it might want to make.
More than 760 people have already provided feedback on the proposed plans.
“The previous Council directed staff to proceed with public consultation about the proposed street upgrades but we now have a new Mayor and Council in place,’’ says Council Chief Executive Dawn Baxendale.
“It is important we have time to thoroughly brief them on what staff are proposing and give them time to consider all the issues before we ask them to make a decision on the next steps for this project.
“I don’t want to rush that process so I have asked staff to pause the preliminary work they have been doing in the meantime.
“We are extending the period of consultation as there is value in getting the public’s views in order to inform the new Council when it does come time to make a decision,’’ Mrs Baxendale says.