“The Feedback Summary findings reinforces the wishes of Christchurch Residents who have written letters, appeared on talkback radio, attended Public Meetings, sent emails and in countless private conversations have clearly stated to CCDU and to Minister Nicky Wagner - “Victoria Square, there is no need for change. Leave it alone.”
Chris Lynch took this image of the vote at the Victoria Square Public Forum. (Source Chris Lynch's Facebook page: LynchinNZ)
"At tonight's public meeting we called for a show of hands on keeping Victoria Square as is. What lovely passionate Cantabs. It was an honour to MC this meeting on behalf of the Chch Civic Trust & Historic Places Canterbury."
Grant Edge has generously supplied the text of "VICTORIA SQUARE – A Space Under Siege" that was published in The Press.
VICTORIA SQUARE – A Space Under Siege
Principal Victoria Square Landscape Architect Gary Bateman (Melbourne) and local Landscape Architect Grant Edge provide an overview of the existing design and comparatively critique the new proposal.(more…)