South Auckland – it is all happening
Two large and equally important projects in the Papakura area are open for feedback. One is the Papakura Greenways Plan and the other is on the Opaheke Park development where a current Special Housing Area is located.
Also Panuku Development have given an update to the Old Papatoteote Town Centre mall upgrade that is under way.
From Panuku, and the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board:
A major upgrade of a main-street mall in Old Papatoetoe will get underway soon.
The mall is part of a 2.5 hectare block of land owned by Auckland Council on the southern side of St George Street, between Tavern Land and Wallace Road, Papatoetoe.
Panuku Development Auckland on behalf of Auckland Council is leading the renewal of the site which will see it be opened up with new plaza space and a reconfiguration of shops, making it easier and safer to get from St George Street.
The upgrade of the Papatoetoe New World supermarket is an important component of the revamp and with the 3065m2 site and buildings now sold to Foodstuffs North Island Ltd it can start implementing its expansion plans.
Panuku Development Director Allan Young says the sale of the land to Foodstuffs North Island Ltd was essential to trigger the next phase of works.
“The sale of this land means we can get on with the car park upgrade, and the long-awaited refresh of the mall.”
“It’s an exciting time for Papatoetoe. We have secured an excellent mix of medical and health focused tenants for the refreshed mall, and coupled with an upgraded New World this will really pump new life into the area.”
Work starting in July
Work is expected to start on the carpark reconfiguration in July 2016 and the mall upgrade in August 2016.
Panuku also plans to work in partnership with a private developer to build around 80 apartments and terrace houses on the large carpark adjacent to Tavern Lane. This project is still in the planning stages.
Have Your Say on Papakura Projects
From Shape Auckland
Draft Papakura Greenways Plan
The Papakura Local Board is developing a Greenways network to complement other Greenway plans being developed and delivered across Auckland.
Greenways are a ‘joined up’ network of cycling, walking and ecological routes through parks and quiet low traffic streets intended to provide safe and enjoyable ways for people to get around,
get active, and get engaged with the community and their environment.
They are supported by environmental improvements, such as planting and water quality upgrades.
The draft network (see maps in the documents section) shows where greenways routes may be constructed over the coming years depending on the availability of funding – and we need your help to determine whether these make the right connections to help get you out walking and cycling around Papakura.
Tell Us What you Think
We would like to hear your feedback on the Greenways plan for Papakura.
Please complete the online feedback form below:
Online Feedback Form
All feedback received will be analysed and used to revise the draft network if necessary.
Feedback on the draft plan is open from Monday 18 July until Sunday 7 August 2016.
A report will then go to the Papakura Local Board for consideration in September 2016.
Once the local board has adopted the network, it will be available to view on the Auckland Council website.
Open day sessions – Saturday 30 July
Drop in to our open day on 30 July find out more and to talk to our team about the draft plan.
We will be holding two sessions:
- 9.30-11.30am Sir Edmund Hillary Library, 209 Great South Road, Papakura
- 12.30pm-2.30pm Takanini Hall, 8 Takanini Rd, Takanini.
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Opaheke Park Development
A concept plan has been developed that integrates the development of the Bellfield Special Housing Area (SHA) and the adjoining Opaheke Park located in Bellfield Road, Papakura.
What’s the plan?
Part of the plan involves raising the ground level of the SHA land above the floodplain by relocating fill from Opaheke Park and modifying the area of the park affected by flooding.
This will assist in containing and slowing storm events through that part of the Slippery Creek catchment and surrounding landscape.
The design provides for passive and active recreation opportunities including a network of walking/running/cycling tracks and fitness stations, a BMX track, basketball court, play areas, grassed meadows and substantial plantings to improve the ecological values of the park.
To achieve the vision for the park, existing users, including the Papakura Pony Club, are likely to be affected. Auckland Council is working directly with these affected parties.
Give us your feedback
We would like to hear your feedback on the proposals for developing the northern section of Opaheke Park.
How do you think the design could be improved or what have we missed?
Please complete the online feedback form below:
Feedback on the draft plan is open from 9am Monday 25 July until 4pm Sunday 7 August 2016.
We will summarise the feedback received and review the plan.
The plan will be presented to the Papakura Local Board for consideration and approval.
So don’t forget to have your say on the two projects seeking feedback in Papakura.