The four phases of the Taupō Town Centre Transformation project are:
PHASE ONE (underway - see updates here)
Revitalisation of three CBD intersections along Ruapehu Street with the focus on addressing pedestrian and driver safety issues and enhance the sense of place unique to the Taupō CBD.
Reorientation of the street network to shift local through-traffic from Lake Terrace and Tongariro St to Titiraupenga St and Spa Rd. This includes allowing for changes to the flow of traffic while encouraging pedestrian and cyclists to access the town centre.
Transformation of Tongariro Street, with a reduction to two lanes and additional car parking created and pedestrian friendly access from the CBD to Tongariro Domain and beyond.
The last phase will be the transformation of Tuwharetoa Street to create of an environment conducive to alfresco dining and social interaction dubbed ‘eat street’ to attract people and commercial investment.
The timing of phases two – four are yet to be confirmed.