Our Future Masterton

A radically new approach to designing Masterton’s Town Centre

Developing a citizen-led design strategy to assist the public re-imagining and rejuvenation of Masterton.

Toi Āria has been working with the Masterton District Council on the development of a citizen-led design strategy that assists in the public re-imagining of their Town Centre. We are undertaking this project in partnership with Letting Space, a Wellington-based national independent urban art and revitalisation programme.

Toi Āria and Letting Space have developed a 50-year plan for Masterton District Council by applying an iterative process and methodology to the project, the facilitation and development of the long-term strategy, community and stakeholder consultation, enabling collaborative decision-making, ideation and visualisation and street-scaping concepts.

Our strategy supports the creation of a quality, compact, vibrant, and connected CBD characterised by integrated, liveable, efficient and sustainable community spaces and places. A Masterton that celebrates the personality and identity of its people.





Toi Āria is working with the Greater Wellington Regional Council to undertake a series of Public Transport ideation workshops with various sectors of the population: Students, working adults, retirees, off peak travellers and many other groups.



After the earthquakes, rather than rebuilding the 124 damaged schools there was an opportunity to look ahead and construct innovative physical environments that enable future-focused education for all learners and their communities.

Grow Waitaha, initiated by the Ministry of Education, is a partnership between the Ministry, iwi, schools and their communities, and four providers, including Toi Āria.