Long over­due

Auckland City Harbour News - - Opinion -

I was glad to read in the Auck­land City Har­bour News (Call for strate­gic plan to re­vive Mt Al­bert shops, April 1) that some­thing might at last be done to re­vive the Mt Al­bert shops. It is so badly needed.

My hus­band and I went to a coun­cil meet­ing many years ago which dealt with this prob­lem and a plan was drawn up as to what should be done. One thing I thought was a good idea was to make an out­door area with seat­ing, etc, where the Video Ezy park­ing lot is now, and re­tain the old post of­fice – now Triniti of Sil­ver.

On the other side of the street the old build­ings should also be re­tained, maybe painted in com­ple­ment­ing colours.

A big prob­lem is the choice of shops be­cause there are vir­tu­ally none to at­tract us to Mt Al­bert now, whereas we go down to the bot­tom of Al­ber­ton Ave where we of­ten shop.

Plant­ing would also make Mt Al­bert look more at­trac­tive – the bas­kets at Ray

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