Proposal status: Feedback closed 12 November 2019, last updated 17 March 2020.
Reference number: FP1920-004
We've proposed changes in your area
In November 2019 we proposed a short section of new footpath on Third View Avenue in Beachlands. A small parking bay would need to be removed in order to construct this footpath.
Our proposal responded to a request from the Franklin Local Board to improve the walking connection to the local shops. The proposed path will make it easier for pedestrians, especially vulnerable footpath users, to walk to the nearby shops.
We have made a minor change to the design based on community feedback. The footpath will follow the kerb line. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.
- This proposal received positive responses from stakeholders who supported the proposed footpath along Third View Avenue.
- The large concrete area outside the garages is popular with teenagers and children using it as a skateboard area which is very noisy and suggestion that increasing the concrete area would make this worse.
We believe the proposed type of concrete surfacing that will be used will be less attractive to skateboard on. The grass berm is intended to assist with keeping people on the footpath. Together, these should discourage people from skateboarding directly outside the property.
These works are planned to be completed before the end of June 2021, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.