Takapuna holiday park upgrade a step closer

Publish Date : 18 Mar 2021
Takapuna holiday park upgrade a step closer

The next step towards a modern, fit-for-purpose campground at the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park has been realised, with Devonport-Takapuna Local Board giving landowner approval for works to prepare and develop the site.

With its prime beachfront location, the holiday park will offer quality accommodation with a beach feel that’s perfect for holidaymakers and those visiting Auckland for events or to see family and friends. The design will include a central communal area with kitchen and dining facilities, as well as three satellite bathrooms.

Energy efficiency and recycling technology will be incorporated wherever possible. The design will also include reflections on ancient Māori history and the unique geology of the area.

To make way for the upgraded facility some buildings will need to be removed from the site including the amenities block, a cabin and the former manager’s accommodation, as well as some work to protect the site and its prospective campers from coastal and stormwater flooding.

Aidan Bennett, Chair of Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, says that this is a positive step towards realising the new campground.

“Our decision today allows the project to get moving, which is exciting, and we look forward to watching the transformation of a site dear to the heart of many locals.”

General Manager of Assets and Delivery of Panuku, Marian Webb, says the much-loved holiday park will be an asset for the community for the next 30 years.

“Now that we have landowner approval for the works, we are a step closer to helping the new owners realise their vision and masterplan for the campground.”

The site will largely remain open for business during the staged upgrade but will close briefly for major construction. The date for that is to be confirmed.

The board made the decision at its 16 March business meeting.  

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