A multi-million dollar investment is planned towards upgrades, improvements and renewals to parks, sports fields, town centres and roads in Albert-Eden-Roskill as a part Auckland Council’s 10-year Budget.
The council agreed on its budget on Thursday, which sets out a historic level of investment in Auckland, with transport infrastructure, environmental initiatives and other projects in line for funding to keep pace with Auckland’s growth.
“This is fantastic news for Auckland, beginning 10 years of transformative work that tackles the critical issues of transport congestion and protecting our environment.
"These issues have sat in the too hard basket for too long, but not anymore. This council has taken responsibility for delivering a better Auckland that will over time have a more efficient and effective transport network, more houses, cleaner water and a healthier environment,” said Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
The final 10-year Budget will be approved on 28 June. Planned investment for Albert-Eden-Roskill over the next 10 years includes:
- Investment in Light Rail – City to Airport
- Investment in Light Rail – Northwest corridor
- Improvements to Carrington Road
- Improvements to SH20 / Queenstown Road / Hendry Avenue
- Investment in safer communities and speed management initiatives
- Investment in walking and cycling projects, including Point Chevalier to Herne Bay.
- $7.5 million for local board initiative funding
- $19.5 million for asset renewals ($6.1 million in next 3 years)
- $2.9 million for Phyllis Reserve sports field upgrade
- $3.7 million for Fowlds Park artificial field
- $4.6 million for Town Centre improvements.