1.4 million in transport projects to go ahead in Waitematā

Publish Date : 28 Nov 2023
Pukekawa / Auckland Domain
Pukekawa / Auckland Domain

A new pathway in Pukekawa / Auckland Domain, directional signage for walkers in Parnell, and improvements to pedestrian safety are part of a $1.4 million funding allocation by Waitematā Local Board.

The shared pathway in Pukekawa / Auckland Domain has been assigned $617,000 and will add to the award-winning park’s connections for commuters, students, walkers and cyclists.    

“The Domain, Auckland’s oldest park, is a walking and cycling thoroughfare for many locals,” says board chair, Genevieve Sage.

“With the recently completed addition of the Parnell Station pathway and underpass, we’re committed to continue making the park more accessible to connect its many neighbouring suburbs. We think it’s important to support our growing population to use public and active modes of transport.”

Signage to highlight places of interest around Parnell will be installed at a cost of $86,000. The signs will encourage people to walk around the suburb to see the sights and will be particularly helpful for visitors to the area.

The board has also put $357,000 towards a pedestrian table and wider footpath at the entrance of O’Neill Street to complement the future civic space at 254 Ponsonby Road, for which works will begin in early 2024. This will slow traffic to create a safer environment for pedestrians.

The final project to be delivered is a raised crossing outside St Mary’s College in Freemans Bay to keep our rangatahi safe.

While this completes the allocation of the board’s transport funding, the board will continue to advocate for the early installation of more school safety improvements.

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