Lyttelton residents have say about town rebuild

9:32 pm on 2 June 2011

Hundreds of Lyttelton residents have met with the Christchurch City Council to submit ideas about how they'd like their quake-damaged town to look in the future.

Lyttelton is the first of two suburban centres the council is focusing on rebuilding.

At a workshop on Thursday, people said they wanted better access to the port, a pedestrian-only main street, low-rise buildings and a memorial made from quake-damaged buildings.

An urban designer, Kobus Mentz, who is working with council planners, says it's important for everyone to have their say. He says it will be a complicated process to pull all the ideas together, but intends to have a draft plan for the community to view by later next month.