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Manurewa and Papakura residents urged to have their say

Published: 1 March 2018

Manurewa and Papakura local boards are advocating for a number of projects as part of Auckland Council’s 10-year Budget, including the upgrade of facilities at War Memorial Park in Manurewa and funding for a multi-storey park and ride facility at Papakura station.

As part of this consultation, the local boards want to know what you think of their priorities for the 2018/2019 financial year. They also want to know what you think of their key local advocacy projects.

Papakura Local Board

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The local board is advocating to the Governing Body to fund a budget shortfall so a multi-storey park and ride facility can be built. What do you think?

The Papakura train station is Auckland's third busiest station behind Britomart and Newmarket. With the amount of growth taking place in Papakura and surrounding areas, the expectation is that passenger numbers will only grow.

You've told us you want congestion sorted and local residents don't want commuter traffic clogging up residential streets. That's why we are advocating to build a multi-storey park-and-ride facility near the station. 

It is a project that is already prioritised by Auckland Transport in their 10-year budget, however there is currently a $2.5 million funding gap and we are asking the council's Governing Body to fund that through the 10-year Budget.

The new facility would create an additional 300 carparks to the 310 existing parks. 

Priorities for Papakura:

  • Working together with Papakura businesses, community groups, the police and Papakura Business Association to address perceptions of safety of Papakura town centre. We will also further implement the recommendations that have come out of a town centre safety review, which may include an upgrade of the current CCTV system
  • Funding a comprehensive programme for mangrove removal, including maintenance and removal
  • Protecting local heritage by working with mana whenua and the Papakura Museum to identify wāhi tapu (sacred places), taonga (treasures) and heritage buildings and start the development of a Papakura heritage trial
  • Investing in solar panels and a cover for the Massey Park Pool, which will extend the swimming season and usage of the Massey Park external pool.


We want to hear your views so please come talk to us in person at any of the following events or meetings in the month of March.

  • Saturday 3 March, 10am-12pm, drop-in to see us at Takanini Village, 30 Walters Road, Takanini
  • Friday 16 March 10am-11.30am, drop-in to the Uenuku Room at the Sir Edmund Hillary Papakura Library
  • Wednesday 28 March, 10am-1pm, hearing at the Papakura Local Board Office, 35 Coles Rd, Papakura. If you wish to speak, please register by emailing the local board or phone 09 259 1300.  

Manurewa Local Board

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Manurewa Local Board is advocating for an upgrade of facilities at War Memorial Park.  Do you agree?

We advocating to the Governing Body to fund the upgrade of facilities at War Memorial Park in Manurewa.

This is a well-used and loved park but is looking tired and our community has told us that they support a focus on developing this park as a multi-purpose shared space with improved use of its playing fields and greater access to the park's community facilities.

We will be advocating to the Governing Body to include funding in the 10-year Budget for making these improvements by 2021.

Priorities for Manurewa:

  • Implement the Tōtara Park masterplan to enhance the park’s character as a countryside destination while accommodating outdoor uses, starting with improving existing facilities
  • Improve our retail centres by:
    • progressing work to create a vibrant Manurewa Town Centre precinct for travelling, working, socialising and living with a focus on improving the streetscape, improving pavements and introducing more flora
    • partnering with Clendon residents and local business owners to support community events, build pride and improve public safety
  • Provide funding to support the development of a multi-purpose, creative youth friendly space in the Manurewa Town Centre that supports and nurtures youth development networks
  • Advocate to the Governing Body to improve the response to and monitoring of illegal dumping so our public and community spaces are clean, attractive and welcoming.


We want to hear your views so please come talk to us in person at any of the following events or meetings in the month of March.​

  • Saturday 10 March, 1-3pm, Have Your Say Hearing on local and regional topics, Manurewa Local Board Office, 7 Hill Road.  If you wish to speak, please register by emailing the Manurewa Local Board or phone the office on 09 262 5402
  • Saturday 17 March, 1-4pm, Drop-in and talk with us at the Jazz in the Gardens event, David Nathan Park, 70 Hill Rd, Manurewa
  • Tuesday 27 March, 10am-12pm, Drop-in at Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre, 17 Palmers Road, Clendon.

Have your say before 28 March

Visit and read the consultation document before providing your feedback.

How to give your feedback

Hardcopies: You can visit your local library, service centre or local board office to pick up a consultation document and feedback form.

Online: Visit to have your say and for access to all consultation materials.

Social media: Comments made through the following channels will be received as feedback: