Park re­vamp to con­tinue

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Work on the aban­doned Grey Lynn Park up­grade should be back on track within the next year.

The West­ern Bays Com­mu­nity Board has com­mit­ted $597,000 of fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions to get­ting the re­main­ing im­prove­ments to the park un­der­way.

Fund­ing for the $1.9 mil­lion up­grade, which be­gan in 2004, was over­looked in a coun­cil sys­tem changeover, leav­ing $888,000 spent and much of the work un­fin­ished or not started.

It was thought the money would have to be re­al­lo­cated in the coun­cil’s long-term plan.

Since then money has been lo­cated in the West­ern Bays fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions ac­count, which must be spent in the ward within the next year.

Coun­cil­lor Graeme Easte says the money neatly fits the bill.

But there is still $303,000 needed for the rest of the up­grade that will have to come from the coun­cil’s long term com­mu­nity plan.

Coun­cil­lor Greg Moyle says there’s no guar­an­tee the money will be al­lo­cated.

“In the cur­rent eco­nomic en­vi­ron­ment, th­ese sort of con­tri­bu­tions are ceas­ing.”

A re­port out­lin­ing the pri­or­i­ties for the next stage of work was given at the meet­ing and in­cluded im­prove­ments to park en­trances, play­grounds and path­ways.

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