The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has done the right thing and called for a competition to design the Buckle St New Zealand Memorial Park that I mentioned last month. It's not a completely public competition like the original Waitangi Park design process, so don't rush out and send in an entry unless you've got a good architectural CV to your name.
A key part of the design brief is that Buckle St has to be (controversially and expensively) realigned to the north. This diagram is no doubt just a rough guide, but it hints that the realignment would have to affect quite a long stretch of the street in order to avoid nasty kinks.
A competition is most appropriate in a project of national significance such as this, which raises the question of why the Supreme Court (which took another step forward with Budget funding) didn't go through a similar process. It's not too late to have one for the School of Music, which has finally also landed central government funding, and should be able to do much better than the initial sketches indicated.