Mall improvements by end of year
Images are out on the upper Onehunga Mall upgrade, which has been stalled for more than a decade.
Improving pedestrians’ experience and the street environment while reducing traffic are the key aims of the $2.6 million project.
The upgrade will take place on Onehunga Mall between Grey and Arthur streets.
improvements include new footpaths, crossing points and road surface as well as built-up areas with street furniture and additional trees.
Changes to the parking times and locations are proposed, after businesses complained about the parking limits last year ( Central Leader, August 6).
Construction should begin in June and the project is expected to be complete by November. It is a joint initiative between Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board and Auckland Transport.
Board chairman Simon Randall says it is an eagerly anticipated project.
The board will be working with local businesses to reduce the impact of the upgrade, he says.
‘‘This work will be the catalyst for a significant improvement to the overall street environment of the northern section of Onehunga Mall.’’
New look: An artist’s impression of what upper Onehunga Mall could look like by the end of the year.