Owairaka bridge connects communities

Last Updated : 29 Mar 2019
Owairaka bridge connects communities

A new bridge now connects Owairaka Park and the Walmsley and Underwood Reserves in Owairaka/Wesley. It spans the boundary between Albert-Eden and Puketapapa Local Boards across Te Auaunga (Oakley Creek).

“We’ve been looking forward for years to connecting our communities and providing easier access for our people to access these green spaces,” say the local board chairs Peter Haynes and Harry Doig.

The local boards have advocated vigorously to build this infrastructure and committed significant funding to it.

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“The local communities also strongly supported this project and are making great use of it already,” they say.

The bridge is part of the Te Auaunga: Walmsley and Underwood Reserves Project. This $25 million stormwater project has advanced the naturalisation of the awa, reduced the flood-prone area along the 1.3 km stretch of parkland between Richardson Rd and Sandringham Rd, improved water quality and renovated the parklands.

More information visit the Auckland Council website here. 

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