Call for strategic plan to revive Mt Albert shops
Support for a Mt Albert master plan may help the “troubled town centre” return to its former glory, says an Auckland city councillor.
Eden-Albert councillor Mark Donnelly wants a strategic planning framework put in place that pulls together transport, business and community to make the town centre thrive.
“We all know how badly run down the Mt Albert town centre is,” he says.
“I have found common disappointments with the area’s current state and a desire for all parties to work together to map a way forward.”
Last year Mr Donnelly met with parties interested in his proposal, including the Auckland Regional Transport Authority, major property owners Unitec and Tramco, and local resident groups to get an understanding of how they could work together.
He says although the council identifies Mt Albert as a low priority area for growth, planning must start now.
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Master plan: Eden-Albert councillor Mark Donnelly is planning a way forward to restore Mt Albert’s town centre.