The engagement closed on Sunday 27 September with 337 feedback responses received. Input was received through feedback forms, stakeholder meetings, online blog comments and social media channels. There were five drop-in sessions held, including an evening session with businesses.
In general, most participants were supportive of the proposal and felt the design would provide a much-needed improvement to the community hall and Freyberg Square, and would help to revitalise the area. However, a number of points were raised by local businesses and various stakeholders particularly about vehicle access and congestion.