Images of Papakura’s past will feature on a new covered walkway connecting the town centre and train station.
The 250-metre timber-finished walkway will start at the station and go along Railway Street West to the mid-block pedestrian crossing on Averill Street. Work starts in July and is expected to take about six weeks.
Auckland Transport is partnering with Papakura Local Board on the $840,000 project which is funded from the board’s Capital Transport Fund.
The board has worked with the Papakura and District Historical Society to source images and information to display on the walkway.
Future themes for display could include:
• Railway, military and equestrian connections
• Mana whenua
• Bee keeping and Sir Edmund Hillary connections
• Collaboration with Papakura Art Gallery exhibitions
Walkway a result of community feedback
Board chair Bill McEntee says the project responds to community feedback.
“We want to make it easier and more comfortable for people to use the train station".
“Papakura is one of the fastest growing areas in Auckland and its train station is one of the busiest in the city. We need to plan for future growth and improve access.”