K Road plans up for com­ment

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Bold ideas are be­ing voiced for the future of Auck­land’s most no­to­ri­ous strip.

The Waitem­ata Lo­cal Board is de­vel­op­ing a draft plan for the Karanga­hape Rd area and is con­sult­ing Auck­lan­ders on what they would like to see hap­pen to the precinct over the next 30 years.

More than 30 peo­ple at­tended a pub­lic ideas evening at the Pitt Street Methodist Church last week.

Waitem­ata Lo­cal Board mem­ber Ver­non Tava, who is cham­pi­oning the precinct plan, says the meeting brought forth some re­ally cre­ative ideas.

Cre­at­ing con­ti­nu­ity where the street is bro­ken up by the bridge, pro­tect­ing her­itage struc­tures and the pro­posed in­ner-city rail link sta­tion were some of the items raised.

‘‘K Rd has suf­fered from a lack of a con­sis­tent ap­proach with con­sents and as­sess­ment done on a case-by-case ba­sis. It is a re­ally un­der-pro­tected area.’’

Af­ter fur­ther community en­gage­ment, the board hopes to for­malise its draft plan by July.

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