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Road to the future
A working group made up of Waitematā Local Board members, community
organisations, stakeholders, Ponsonby Business Association and mana whenua has
produced a draft Ponsonby Road Masterplan and wants your feedback on it over
the coming weeks.
The draft masterplan builds on previous plans
to present a comprehensive blueprint for the
improvement of Ponsonby Road and its surrounds
over the next 30 years.
The vision outlined in the draft masterplan says the
future development of Ponsonby Road should:
• ensure it is a vibrant, well-connected place for people
• protect, enhance and celebrate its unique heritage
• reinforce its role as a key entertainment and
boutique shopping destination
• benefit the natural environment.
The draft masterplan identifies specific outcomes
relating to the vision and also provides specific
concepts for all modes of arts and culture, the
streetscape and key sites.
It embraces the Auckland Plan's aim of creating the
"world's most livable city" and is also guided by the
priorities outlined in the Waitematā Local Board Plan.
The area featured in the draft masterplan covers the
entire 1.7km length of Ponsonby Road, which runs
along a ridgeline in a north-south direction, from
Jervois Road and Three Lamps at the northern end,
to Great North Road and Karangahape Road at the
The project has been led by Waitematā Local Board
Deputy Chair Pippa Coom, and community portfolio
holder, Tricia Reade.
"The working group has listed a number of key
themes looking at things like the role of Ponsonby
Road as a unique regional destination, growth and
intensification, transport options, road safety,
parking, open spaces and heritage," says Pippa Coom.
"We know we have engaged and passionate
communities for whom Ponsonby Road is more than
just another local street or arterial route. We want
to make sure this masterplan meets their goals and
aspirations now and in the future."
• Public consultation on the draft Ponsonby Road
Masterplan will run from 24 July to 4 September.
For more information, check out the 'Have Your Say'
page at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/waitemata from
the end of July or contact the board using the details
on this page.
Waitematā Local Board members (back) with representatives of the working party who
helped produce the draft Ponsonby Road Masterplan.
CanTeen is on the hunt for
volunteers to help sell
bandannas and collect dona-
tions during their annual Ban-
danna Challenge later this
The annual appeal runs
from September 13 to 29, with
all funds raised helping to pro-
vide vital support, skills and
tools for people aged 13 to 24
who are living with cancer.
The colourful bandannas
have become the charity's
nationwide symbol since the
appeal was first launched 15
CanTeen marketing man-
ager Kimberly Waters says
the idea was triggered by
bandannas worn by cancer
patients during treatment.
The bandanna is a symbol
of hope, care and support for
young people living with can-
cer,'' she says.
This year's five designs are
the collaborative work of
CanTeen patient members
and famous Kiwis including
All Black Dan Carter.
The charity receives no dir-
ect Government funding so it
relies heavily on volunteers
taking to the streets each year
with bandannas in hand.
0800 CANTEEN (226 8336).
Schools and businesses can
also register to sell bandannas
and organise fundraising
events such as mufti days and
head shaves at canteen.org.nz.
Waterfront draws young minds
Fledgling designers: Westmere
Primary School pupils have been
tasked with redesigning a space in
Theme park?: Ideas initially dreamed
up by youngsters for the Jellicoe St car
park include a theme park, gift shop
and skate park.
Waterfront planners could be tak-
ing the advice of 7-year-olds for the
future developments of Wynyard
A theme park, gift shop and
skate park are some of the ideas
youngsters from Westmere Pri-
mary School initially dreamed up
for the space.
Hundreds of pupils visited
Wynyard Quarter on June 21 to
begin a unique design project
aimed at attracting a diverse range
of people to the waterfront.
They have been set the task of
looking at one of the current unde-
veloped areas in the waterfront
space and designing a new use for
The pupils, aged between 7 and
11, are focussing on the Jellicoe St
They were given a tour of the
area to explain its current uses and
how the design elements were care-
fully selected to draw people to it.
Teacher Shane Gault is leading
the project and has created a
decision making and thinking tool
to help bring an element of pract-
icality to some of the more creative
Pupils will then submit a per-
suasive writing piece to accompany
The project will be carried out
over four weeks before the designs
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