Road a no go for park
A proposal to allow vehicle access to a Waterview park is off the agenda.
In April, Auckland City Council officials told members of the Avondale Community Board the installation of a low speed road through Heron Park could improve access for the public.
But at last month’s meeting, council senior policy analyst Maguerite Quin told the board the idea has been shelved after concerns were raised by the local community.
Board member Catherine Farmer says the decision is a positive move.
“Basically Heron Park is zoned for open space and is for passive recreation like jogging and walking.
“We thought that a road was inappropriate through an open spaced area.”
She says there were several concerns raised by local residents.
These include the possibility that a road could encourage more drinking at the park and vehicles driving around could create safety issues with children playing in the area.