Auckland Transport (AT) is making a number of enhancements to the Avondale Town Centre, to improve the safety and amenity of the area.
Project status: Construction
Project zone: Central
Working with the Whau Local Board, Auckland Transport will be replacing the slippery pavers throughout the town centre to improve safety. The current pavers get slippery when wet, and have caused a number of accidents and near-misses.
Auckland Transport is also taking this opportunity to improve pedestrian crossing points for the visually impaired and replace the existing streetlighting columns and lights with new, modern columns and efficient LED lights.
The improvement works include:
- Replacing the old pavers with a new concrete footpath.
- New lighting to enhance the town centre and improve visibility.
- Improving bicycle rack furniture.
Panuku improvements in Avondale
Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Council’s urban regeneration agency, is leading the revitalisation of Avondale over the next 15 years. Due to its proximity to the CBD, excellent access to public transport and good infrastructure, Avondale is an area of significant opportunity.
The future Avondale will be a place where locals can meet in the enhanced town square or the purpose-built community facility. There will be plenty of quality housing options at varying price-points, improved walking connections from the rail station to the town centre and a thriving local economy. Avondale won’t lose its unique and vibrant west identity – in fact it will be reflected in the new buildings and public spaces.
Regeneration requires collaboration, and Panuku is working closely with Auckland Transport, Kāinga Ora, private sector developers, the council whānau and the Avondale community to achieve it.
Auckland Transport is helping to create a safer environment for the community by replacing slippery pavers. This is just one way that differing parts of council are working together for the benefit of the local community, and to deliver on Avondale’s regeneration programme.
- December/January 2020 enabling works of new lighting.
- January/February/March 2021 construction on first stage of new footpath.
- June/July/August 2021 construction on second stage of new lighting/footpath.
- August 2021 all Auckland Transport upgrades complete.