Green light for Muriwai Village Green concept plan

Publish Date : 26 Apr 2024
Green light for Muriwai Village Green concept plan
Muriwai Village Green.

The design for an $934,000 upgrade of the Muriwai Village Green has got the green light from locals and the Rodney Local Board.

The village green is a popular spot with local families but with many old and broken facilities, and the courts and skate park due for renewal, it was time to call on the expertise of locals.

Chair Brent Bailey says the Muriwai community gave great feedback at each stage of the design and their efforts have helped shape the redevelopment of the courts and skate park.

“With the aid of 132 submissions and 92.4 per cent in favour of the new design, the redevelopment will provide facilities that cater for all ages and skill levels.

“A community drop-in event took place onsite in February with a local focus group interested in helping with the redesign.

“A design for a wheel play area provided by the late Craig Stevens became the starting point for the local community who worked with a specialist designer to finalise the design and include a range of tricks including a flow bowl.

“Other community feedback led to more design changes including switching the basketball court with a half court to create a larger area for riding bikes and wheel play. People also asked for more trees to provide shade for the picnic area.

“Not all wishes could be fitted into the design with a toilet not suitable for the local park or budget.

“However, the redevelopment will be a fantastic amenity for local families and the board is very pleased to approve its design.”

The redevelopment also features two multi-use courts with one suitable for netball, two for tennis, and one with learn-to-ride markings. The courts will be re-fenced with black mesh fencing.

The wheel play will have a learner area on the eastern side with staggered quarter pipes and a stormwater drain will be installed at the centre of the flow bowl.

Construction is expected to start in October and take six months but does depend on the consent and tender processes.

View the concept design in the agenda report at (item 12).

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