Now’s your chance to tell us what you think about a proposal to exchange parts of the Northboro Reserve with private land in the Hillary Crescent Special Housing Area (SHA).
What would this exchange mean for locals?
The exchange would improve public access to Northboro Reserve would mean space for better recreation, including a proposed park, within the SHA.
Overall, the amount of reserve land in the area would be increased from 25,320m² to 26,174m².
It would also enable the most efficient use of the SHA land. Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited propose building about 300 new homes there over a five-year period.
Adding value to the neighbourhood
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chair Grant Gillon said that the local board had agreed that if the reserve exchange was approved the board would receive concept designs for the new and modified reserves.
“The Local Board welcomes working in partnership with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited to ensure the best outcomes for the community,” he added.
“In this case, the proposed park area will add to the amenity of the Hillary neighbourhood and it’s important the community has a say on this land exchange process.”
How to have your say
What do you think of the proposal? You can see more detail on the proposal and give your feedback at Shape Auckland. You’ll need to make your submission by 28 August.
The Takapuna and Devonport public libraries will also display more information and feedback forms.
Feedback will be carefully considered and will be used to help us decide whether to proceed with the proposed land exchange. The process is conducted under the Reserves Act 1977.