Eastview Reserve to be revitalised

Publish Date : 16 Feb 2024
Eastview Reserve Concept render
Artist's impression of concept plan for Eastview Reserve upgrade

Residents of Glen Innes in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki will be thrilled to know Eastview Reserve is getting a full makeover.

A shared path for pedestrians and active modes of transport with three bridges and Glen Innes’ first playground and fitness equipment within walking distance are just some of the new facilities to be added to the reserve.

And Omaru Creek, which runs through Eastview Reserve, will finally get its day in the sun with a much-needed beautification that includes riparian planting to stabilise its banks and improve water quality flowing to the Tāmaki Estuary.

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Chair and local resident, Maria Meredith is pleased to hear the work is commencing.

“It’s fantastic to see progress unfolding in Glen Innes. The Eastview Reserve project is the second cab off the rank in a series of park renewals, and following Taniwha Reserve’s upgrade it will make a significant difference to the area,” says chair Meredith.

“There’s a lot of working going on in the neighbourhood at the moment, but the area truly deserves a revamp and we’re excited to see the neighbourhood gain potential to allow for  anticipated growth and to thrive into the future.”

Construction commences in March 2024 and is expected to take six months, weather dependent. During this time the reserve will be fully closed and there will be no access through the park.

The soon to be gem, tucked away in the heart of Glen Innes Town Centre, currently is relatively underused and perfect for fresh air, mini strolls and dog walking.

Eastview Reserve is part of a corridor of open spaces, including Apirana, Taniwha and Maybury reserves connected by Omaru Creek through to Point England. The reserve’s concept design was consulted with mana whenua, community and residents in 2018.

Once finished, the reserve will provide a seamless connection from the town centre through to Taniwha Reserve, which was upgraded in August 2022.

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