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Nelson City Council - City Centre Streetscape Design Standards - RFP - Oct2019


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RFx ID : 21738554
Tender Name : Nelson City Council - City Centre Streetscape Design Standards - RFP - Oct2019
Reference # : A2261761
Open Date : Monday, 7 October 2019 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Tuesday, 5 November 2019 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 30120000 - Roads and landscape
  • 81101500 - Civil engineering
  • Nelson
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Alan Gray (City Centre Development Programme Lead, Nelson City Council)
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

For the purpose of this RFP, the Streetscape Design Standards are to be developed for the Nelson City Centre as defined in the map supplied, and shall include connections and be transferrable to the Nelson marina, the Nelson Haven and the Maitai/Mahitahi River precinct.

The Long Term Plan 2018-28 (LTP) makes the Nelson City Centre one of the Council’s top four priorities to support the Council’s vision of a Smart Little City.

The LTP CBD (City Centre) Development priority states “Our aim for Nelson’s central business district is for it to be attractive to businesses, residents and visitors, with an exceptional mix of events, civic facilities and retail. We are working to build an environment that supports commerce, encourages inner city living and is a catalyst for private sector investment. The Top of the South - Te Tau Ihu - needs a strong commercial centre to thrive. We want our city centre to enrich and build our local culture - the bustling meeting place for everyone who lives, works and visits here.”

The City Centre Programme Plan sets the strategy to achieve a step change. The City Centre Programme Plan approach is focused on the vitality of Nelson’s urban heart, a people-focused social hub to ‘linger longer’ through the delivery of residential growth, enabling good development investment and extending the active life of the City. A Smart Little City serving as a magnet to attract talent, offer superb hospitality and celebrate large events and small activation efforts, enveloped by our stunning natural landscapes.

Part of creating a vibrant city centre is the need for new or refreshed design standards and palette for our streetscapes and public spaces. Council often receives feedback from the public that the city centre looks ‘tired’. There are also issues with the current palette in terms of lack of supply of bricks which used to be made locally, and the need to accommodate micro mobility devices.

We can define ‘streetscape’ as the visual elements of a street, including paving, street furniture, trees, lighting and open space that combine to form the street’s character. Nelson has a number of public spaces and parks that also operate as part of the streetscape in the city centre.