Development could be a good thing
Reimers Ave resident Mark Darrah isn’t worried about Eden Park’s plans just yet. He’ll make up his mind when he knows the specifics. ‘‘If it’s developed the right way it’s good.’’
The cricket ground is under-utilised and more use should be made of it, he says.
Night-time sports games aren’t usually disruptive, Darrah says.
‘‘To be honest, the biggest pains are the social events which can go on until mid- night,’’ he says.
The plans shouldn’t come as a shock to neighbours, Bellwood Ave resident Jose Fowler says.
‘‘I knew what I was up for when I moved in.
‘‘Mt Eden is a character suburb but it is very close to the CBD. Auckland is getting busier.
‘‘I think it would be very foolish to think that at some point the CBD wouldn’t start to encroach on our neighbourhood.’’