Grey Lynn Greenway Update

June 13, 2016 by  
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Works are almost complete on the in-park component of the Grey Lynn Greenway.

Over the last few months the footpaths in Coxs Bay and Grey Lynn Park have been widened to allow for shared walking and cycling as part of an off-road safer route from the Auckland Harbour Bridge to the Western Cycleway.

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13 December 2015 – Coxs Bay Walkway Upgrade, click here

20 April 2013 – Construction update: Coxs Bay Boardwalk, click here

1 April 2013 – Column: Starting soon construction on our first walking and cycling highway along Cox’s Bay Creek, click here

10 March 2013 – Construction commences on cycling and walking highway, click here

4 March 2013 – Greenways consultation closing soon, click here

2 September 2012 – Coxs Bay Creek Boardwalk rebuild approved, click here

11 December 2012 – Waitemata Greenways, click here

Ponsonby Pedestrian Improvements

June 13, 2016 by  
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Work commences this week on a major upgrade to level pedestrian crossings across Ponsonby’s main street. This involves created raised tables on Collingwood Street, Lincoln Street, Angelsea Street, Norfolk Street, Douglas Street, Brown Street, Mackelvie Street and Pollen Street.

More information can be found here

Resident Parking arrives!

June 13, 2016 by  
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Last election I campaigned on rolling out a resident parking scheme as a response to the overwhelming request from residents to kick commuters out of leafy suburban streets.

I am delighted to say that this is now happening with residents parking permit applications now available in Freemans Bay. This may also follow in Ponsonby, Arch Hill, Grafton, Newmarket and Parnell if there is positive feedback from the current consultation.

Click here to provide your feedback on the proposed scheme for Ponsonby.

Taniwha comes to Mayoral Drive

June 13, 2016 by  
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Myers Park Underpass

The first notice of motion placed on the newly elected Waitemata Local Board agenda in 2010 was from myself in regards to transferring the land under Mayoral Drive so that it could be upgraded with Myers Park.

Finally the day has come to upgrade the Myers Park Underpass which provides a vital link from the park into the Aotea entertainment precinct. This will provide a safer connection and engaging space for performance and to tell the story of the stream that once flowed from K’Road down Queen Street.

Click here to find out more about the Myers Park Development Plan.

Ellen Melville Center & Freyberg Square Upgrade

June 13, 2016 by  
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Ellen Melville Community centre

Auckland’s City Centre population is exploding. As of June 2015 there was an estimated 34,850 people and the latest data shows an additional 5,000 people moved into the city center to live in the last year.

Construction begins soon on the major upgrade of the Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Square. With financial support from the Council Governing Body, this project will transform the worn and tired space into a vibrant community hub. This will be the first community centre in Auckland’s Inner-City to support a growing and more diverse community.

To find out more click here

Auckland Domain Master Plan

June 13, 2016 by  
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Auckland Domain

Approximately 300 people provided feedback on the Domain Master Plan.

Overwhelming the feedback was positive. Of those that responded to the survey the top reasons for visiting the Domain included visiting the Museum, to walk or jog, visiting the winter gardens and attend events.

The greatest support for the plan was to redevelop the nursery (2ha) followed by creating playspace. Of those that responded to the survey, 60% of people supported closing roads.

A pragmatic approach to freeing up roads might be around the sports fields for joggers & walkers, with possible electronic bollards on the weekends, are now being considered.

The feedback is currently being reviewed by by the Auckland Domain Committee. The full report can be downloaded click here.

Newmarket Laneways

June 13, 2016 by  
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Auckland Domain Narrow FootpathTeed Street has been earmarked for a major upgrade as part of a long-term plan to unlock the back streets of Newmarket.

The proposed draft design will be published on the next Waitemata Local Board agenda to go out for public consultation. As many know Teed Street is a wide road with narrow footpaths which even a baby buggy would struggle to weave between parked cars. The design will be out for consultation soon.

Waipapa Stream Restoration

June 13, 2016 by  
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Rob Thomas Waipapa Stream
The community are now five years into a 10 year plan to restore Parnell’s fresh water Waipapa Stream.

On Sunday volunteers from all across the neighborhood joined forces and planted 300 trees along the banks of the stream.  A special thanks to local resident Randal and Council Officer Mary who coordinates these amazing community volunteer days. We are now seeing great results.

Parnell & Newmarket Cycleway Consultation

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Parnell Bycicles

Feedback is now being sought on where funding should be allocated to build cycling connections through Parnell & Newmarket.

Over many years I have been advocating to open the abandon rail tunnel to deliver an off-road Parnell Rail Trail for cycling and walking from Newmarket to Parnell Station and the City Centre.

Click here to share your thoughts

Richmond Rovers New Club House

June 13, 2016 by  
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As part of the Sports & Recreation portfolio I have been working with the Richmond Rovers League Club (in the photo the Chairperson Gus) to scope a new building.

The current club house is in a poor state of disrepair and the changing rooms are inadequate to meet the needs of the club and our community.

Two weeks ago we hit a major milestone with the club by identifying a new location at the northern end of the existing carpark on the No. 1 Field. This would allow for the reinstatement of the slopes of the park at the current club house location and between the No. 1 and No. 2 Fields.

It is still early days pulling together the scope but it is being considered how to recycled materials of the old club house and gymnastics building, that the building is sustainable and can be utilised by the wider Grey Lynn community.

 

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