Coun­cil re­jects ex­tra fund­ing for Grey Lynn Park

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

A bid to se­cure more fund­ing for Grey Lynn Park was de­feated at the Auck­land City Coun­cil’s 10year plan meet­ing last week.

Coun­cil­lor Graeme Easte put for­ward a plan to ear­mark $303,000 in parks fund­ing to com­plete a planned up­grade.

The money would top up $597,000 in de­vel­op­ment con­tri­bu­tions avail­able for the project.

The $1.9 mil­lion up­grade ap­proved in 2003 was only partly com­pleted, leav­ing $900,000 of work un­fin­ished.

But arts, com­mu­nity and recre­ation gen­eral man­ager Jill McPher­son said the park didn’t need the ex­tra money.

“We be­lieve that Grey Lynn Park is of per­fectly good stan­dard and there­fore doesn’t rate as a pri­or­ity for fur­ther fund­ing over and above the $597,000.”

Coun­cil­lor Greg Moyle did not speak dur­ing the de­bate and ab­stained from the vote.

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