Designing central Takapuna
Well-designed public spaces, more carparks and new housing opportunities are now possible for central Takapuna following a decision to redesign and develop the Anzac Street carpark.
A 'change of use' for 40 Anzac Street, Takapuna, was granted in March at Auckland Council’s Planning Committee. This means that in the future, the site can be used for purposes other than car parking.
North Shore Ward Councillor Chris Darby believes transformation of the site will deliver a more attractive and better functioning Takapuna – furthering the vision for Takapuna as a key metropolitan centre in Auckland.
“This location has the potential to provide generous new public spaces to cater for markets and events such as the annual ANZAC memorial service. It will also provide better and safer pedestrian connections and convenient local car parking just 200 metres down the road,” says Cnr Darby.
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair Grant Gillon says, “Though the board had concerns with the proposed ‘change of use’ of the site, we will continue to work collaboratively with Panuku and the whole community to achieve the best outcome for Takapuna going forward.”
"We look forward to engaging with the community throughout the design process to ensure that changes align with our vision to make Takapuna a fabulous sea-side metropolitan centre with better connections to our stunning coastal environment,” says Mr Gillon.
The plan for the 40 Anzac Street site may include:
- people-friendly public spaces including a new town square that will allow for activities like a market
- well-designed laneways creating connections with Anzac Street, Lake Road and Hurstmere Road
- safer access to Potter’s Park
- suitable alternative short-stay parking
The existing 250 carparks at Anzac Street will be replaced in a multi-storey car parking building on part of the Gasometer site (corner of Huron, Northcroft and Auburn streets). The Anzac Street carpark will not be closed until the Gasometer carpark is completed.
Panuku will work with Auckland Transport to create 400-550 carparks in the new Gasometer carpark, which will also replace the 140 existing carparks at the Gasometer site.
To find out how you can participate in upcoming discussions on this exciting project, visit panuku.co.nz/takapuna