May Project Newsletter
Get the latest project updates from the May 2018 Karangahape Road enhancements newsletter including parking planning, construction staging and the pop up project hub opening on Karangahape Road in June
Pop-up project hub: Open 12-19 June on Karangahape Road
For one week in June, we’re setting up shop on Karangahape Road. Stop by to meet the team and discuss construction, street design, and parking.
Pop up project hub
Address: 290 Karangahape Road
Dates: 12 – 19 June
- Tuesday 12 June - 1pm to 4pm.
- Wednesday 13 June - 8am to 4pm.
- Thursday 14 June - 10am to 4pm.
- Friday 15 June - 10am to 7pm.
- Saturday 16 June - 10am to 4pm.
- Sunday 17 June - 12pm to 4pm.
- Monday 18 June - 10am to 7pm.
- Tuesday 19 June - 10am to 1pm.
Construction planning: Meet the team sessions
We want to hear your thoughts on construction planning. Businesses and residents tell us they are concerned about disruption during construction. From 12-19 June, stop by our pop-up project hub at 290 Karangahape Road and meet the project team. We’re keen to get your thoughts on our initial construction plan including:
- Construction hours and sequencing.
- Parking and loading during construction.
- Customer access.
- Construction signs and wayfinding.
- Access in and out of side streets.
- Worksite hoardings.
- Activations and events during construction.
Your feedback will help set requirements for contractors tendering to construct the project.
The pop-up will be manned all week. We’re also holding four meet the team sessions, where you can chat about construction with project specialists.
Venue: Project pop up hub
Address: 290 K Road
Meet the team session times:
- Wednesday 13 June - 8am to 2pm.
- Friday 15 June - 4pm to 7pm.
- Saturday 16 June - 12pm to 4pm.
- Monday 18 June - 4pm to 7pm.
Parking Plan engagement
In March and early April we asked how you’d like parking to work on Karangahape Road when the enhancement project is complete. We shared the proposed parking plan with the community and asked if we were on the right track and how it could be improved.
We have looked at what you told us and have made changes to the proposed parking plan and submitted these for review before going through the formal process to become legal.
In June we will publish the engagement report and updated parking map. To find out more come along to the pop-up project hub which is opening on Karangahape Road in June (12-19 June) to check out the map and chat to the team about the changes.
Auckland Transport and Auckland Council want to hear your thoughts on a plan to maximise parking options in and around Karangahape Road once the enhancements project is complete. We have developed the plan with a focus on supporting the local community and visitors to the precinct. It looks to maximise parking availability and turnover by prioritising short stay parking and loading zone access in peak times.
To find out more download the parking plan brochure and maps below:
When you have reviewed the information and have no further questions you can:
To make it easy for you take a closer look at changes to specific locations on Karangahape Road we have divided the precinct into five sections in the map below.
Once you have identified the sections you are interested in you can review in the detailed parking plan maps.
If you would like to find out more before submitting your feedback you can attend one of the drop in sessions below or, if you can’t attend, contact Aaron Hutching to arrange a time to meet and chat through your questions.
Drop in sessions:
- Monday 12 March – 8am to 12pm
- Wednesday 14 March – 3pm to 7pm
- Friday 16 March – 8am to 12pm
Where: CorpStudio, Level 1, 86 Pitt Street (Above Leo O’Malley)
Engagement with the community is open from Monday 12 March to 1 April 2018.
Here is the first Karangahape Road enhancements project newsletter for 2018. As construction in late 2018 draws closer, we understand you want to know what is planned and how you can have input.
Our monthly update will provide key information and connect you with the project team, so that your feedback helps us deliver a great project that meets the needs of the Karangahape Road community.
What's been happening and what happens next
K Road is a large and complex project and we’ve involved technical specialists from AT, Auckland Council, and the community, to help us achieve a great design. Beca Engineering were appointed in July 2017 as the key consultancy to lead this process, focusing on aspects such as road design, traffic flow, safety, drainage, lighting, and landscape design.
Throughout 2017, we have worked with mana whenua, the Waitemata Local Board, the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board and the K Road Business Association to seek their input and keep them informed.
Maintaining K Road’s unique character and heritage through great urban design is key to this project. The K Road community best understands what makes K Road special, so in October we convened a diverse, 12-member design reference group made up of residents, property owners, business people, and retailers. We sought their feedback on design elements such as street furniture, lighting, and design and colour enhancements.
The design reference group has met three times since October and will continue into 2018 with an expanding focus on things like parking, project staging, and meeting the needs of K Road businesses.
From January 2018, we will start a monthly project newsletter, keeping you informed of progress and seeking your feedback on aspects of the project which you can subscribe to and select K Road enhancements.
We understand the high level of interest in a parking plan for the K Road precinct, during construction and once works are completed. Our parking team is preparing this plan and we expect to share it with you in February.
Early in the new year, AT and Auckland Council will also discuss with businesses how we can best support you during construction.
Time line and community engagement 2017
- November 2015 - April 2017 Community Reference Group.
- January - June 2017 – contractor tendering.
- July 2017 – contractor appointed.
- October 2017 – Waitemata Local Board Workshop.
- October 2017 – developed design reference group.
Looking ahead you can expect the following time line for key delivery dates on the project
- January 2018 continued engagement with the K Rd Reference Group, Local Board, KBA, and wider community.
- February 2018 developed design complete.
- February 2018 resource consent lodged.
- April 2018 complete detailed design (available to the community).
- Mid 2018 to Mid-2019 construction.