Spruce up for parks

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By EMMA WHITTAKER

A $1 mil­lion up­grade of Water­view parks is un­der way.

In­cluded in the project is a wa­ter play fa­cil­ity in Water­view Re­serve and im­proved path­ways and sig­nage for some of the sub­urb’s other eight parks.

Land­scap­ing and coastal plant­ing has al­ready started in Fair­lands Re­serve and a park­land her­itage trail is be­ing re­searched.

The work is be­ing paid for with the $1 mil­lion given to the Auck­land Coun­cil by the New Zealand Trans­port Agency as part of a repa­ra­tion pack­age for the dis­rup­tion and loss of green space in the sub­urb caused by the con­struc­tion of State High­way 20.

The park up­grades will hap­pen over sev­eral years.

Al­bert-Eden Lo­cal Board deputy chair­woman Margi Wat­son has been in­stru­men­tal in pro­mot­ing res­i­dent’s in­ter­ests dur­ing the Water­view Con­nec­tion project.

‘‘The coun­cil needs to sup­port the Water­view com­mu­nity to thrive by creat­ing good spa­ces to live and play.’’

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