A concept plan for a new, nature-based Ngāhere playspace at Sunvue Park in Glen Eden, designed in partnership with tauira (students) from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi has been approved by Waitākere Ranges Local Board.
Part of the Sunvue Park upgrade, for which the local board has allocated $175,469, will include cultural design features and elements.
The play space will feature native plants and trees, a Ngāhere Hupara Trail with steppers, balance beams and pole forest, a flying fox, swings and a bike track loop with unique art and painted motifs.
Applying for consent and developing a detailed design is the next step. Construction is expected to start in late 2023 but is dependent on budget being confirmed in the local board’s Annual Plan for 2023-24.
“I was really impressed when the tauira from te Kura presented us with their design plans and I am pleased that we have been able to incorporate these into the concept plan for the park.
"Their work is outstanding and when finished should provide a unique Te Ao Maori sourced design,” said Waitākere Ranges Local Board Chair Greg Presland.
He says it creates a sense of place and belonging not just for those involved in the concept plan but for everyone who calls our local area home.
Community and Mana Whenua feedback on the proposed plan was overwhelmingly positive earlier this year in May 2022.
Sunvue Park is popular with locals in Glen Eden, especially with families because it’s close to schools. It is well-loved and well-used. This upgrade is welcomed by the community as it will enhance play experiences.
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