The draft Sunnynook Plan signals how Sunnynook, Totara Vale and Forrest Hill can retain and improve their attractive qualities while managing population and housing growth over the next 30 years.
Public consultation on the plan runs from 8 June to 8 July. The council envisages new housing growth in these popular suburbs, which are expected to almost double their population.
“The Sunnynook area, along with adjoining Totara Vale and Forrest Hill, has huge potential for increased residential development over the next three decades,” says Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair George Wood.
“It is important that the community has direct involvement in the planning for these changes.”
The Sunnynook Plan is sponsored by Devonport-Takapuna and Kaipātiki local boards and is being developed with the Sunnynook Community Association. The draft plan promotes getting more value from parks, open spaces and other community facilities and improvements to the town centre, access and transport.
The plan also identifies the need to protect the natural and cultural environment as the area develops, including recognition of Māori values and design principles.
Consultation drop-in sessions
- 16 June, 10am-4pm, mobile library bus (behind Sunnynook Community Centre)
- 17 June, 10am-1pm, Rewi Alley Reserve, Totara Vale
- 21 June, 3pm-7pm, Sunnynook Community Centre
- 30 June, 10am-2pm, outside Countdown Sunnynook.
For more information, including a plan summary and feedback form, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay between 8 June and 8 July, or call 09 301 0101.