Consultation status: closed 5 February 2018
Proposal reference: Poynton Terrace, CBD – Myers Park connection
We are working alongside Auckland Council to improve the visual and functional access to Myers Park from St Kevin’s Arcade through Poynton Terrace.
The project will involve construction of a raised crossing connecting Myers Park to St Kevin’s Arcade and Karangahape Road, to provide a safe and attractive entrance to Myers Park.
Image caption: Artists impression of the Myers Park connection
Why the changes are needed
The project forms part of the 2012 Myers Park Development Plan programme of works, to improve access, public safety and provide greater facilities for enjoyment.
The Development Plan underwent extensive public consultation in 2012 led by the Waitematā Local Board. Completed works that were part of the programme include: Myers Park playground, a splashpad water play feature, improved signage and lighting as well as CCTV.
Future works will look to improve the northern entrances at Mayoral Drive and Queen Street.
This project aims to promote connection from Karangahape Road, through St Kevin’s Arcade to Myers Park and beyond. It was originally planned for construction in 2015 but was put on hold due to a significant private development construction on Poynton Terrace.
Construction is proposed to take place between March and April 2018 with an estimated construction period of 6 weeks, which includes underground utility works.
Engagement with key stakeholders, local property owner and tenants occurred between November 2017 to February 2018 with public consultation happening from 24 January to 5 February 2018.
The proposal received positive feedback, and included some suggestions raised by respondents.
After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed to construction stage with investigations to continue around lighting and rubbish bins.
Construction is proposed to take place between May - June 2018 with an estimated construction period of 6 weeks, which includes underground utility works. We will make every effort to minimise disruption and to keep residents and businesses informed of any changes to road access should this be necessary.