Other op­tions worth­while

Auckland City Harbour News - - Letters - VIC­TO­RIA PARK San­dring­ham

Heather McCracken’s ar­ti­cle on the San­dring­ham Rd up­grade in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup high­lighted that both res­i­dents and the Eden Al­bert Com­mu­nity Board have con­cerns with the cur­rent pro­posal.

I am a con­cerned res­i­dent liv­ing near Eden Park and be­lieve the Auck­land City Coun­cil should be con­sid­er­ing less ex­pen­sive op­tions for the up­grade and di­rect­ing more of the $22 mil­lion fund to up­grad­ing streets within the precinct.

Look at the beau­ti­ful Burn­ley Tce, the first through road be­tween San­dring­ham and Do­min­ion, south of Eden Park. It re­ceives a huge vol­ume of both ve­hic­u­lar and pedes­trian traf­fic.

It also hap­pens to be her­itage-listed and could be re­mark­ably im­proved if the coun­cil was to spend money on it and un­der­ground, thus fulfi their district plan.

But hey, don’t just stop there – im­prove the whole precinct and make it safe, at­trac­tive and leave a legacy for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to en­joy.

Don’t de­stroy our her­itage and re­move homes to cre­ate a link lane – work to en­hance the area.

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