Hospi­tal carpark plans

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Scott Morgan

An ex­tra 135 park­ing spa­ces will be cre­ated to ease traf­fic ten­sion at Auck­land hospi­tal.

But de­signs have still not been con­firmed for a multi-level carpark planned for Park Rd, next to the hospi­tal and Auck­land Do­main en­trance.

At a meet­ing this month the Auck­land Dis­trict Health Board ap­proved a $3.1 mil­lion up­grade to its he­li­pad carpark.

The ex­ten­sion will be added at one end of the multi-level block, rather than build­ing on top.

Chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer Roger Jar­rold says the board is mov­ing ahead with plans be­cause the Park Rd de­vel­op­ment has been stalled.

Leased carparks for staff in New­mar­ket are also be­com­ing harder to find.

“As New­mar­ket be­comes more de­vel­oped, carparks are few and far be­tween.”

The board has re­source con­sent to build on Park Rd, but the project was de­layed last year when Auck­land City Coun­cil ob­jected to the de­sign.

Grafton Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man David Haigh says the group is still against the Park Rd pro­posal.

“I can’t think of a worse thing to put next to the Do­main than a carpark build­ing.”

Mr Haigh says the as­so­ci­a­tion would be hap­pier if some of the pro­posed carpark went un­der­ground.

Sev­eral de­sign op­tions will be pre­sented to the dis­trict health board.

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