Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Newmarket Park Building Still An Option

25 February 2000

NEWMARKET PARK BUILDING STILL AN OPTION

A derelict teahouse on Newmarket Park will be demolished, Auckland City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee decided today after nearly 12 months of deliberations.

A new building, in a more secure and convenient part of the park and tailored to the exact needs of local residents, is among the options the Council will consider as part of the park’s future development.

The Parks and Recreation Committee made its decision today after learning that none of the five tenders received for use of the teahouse was compatible with what the reserve can legally be used for.

The Newmarket Park is classified under the Reserves Act as a recreational reserve and zoned under the Auckland City District Plan for informal recreation – although the part that includes the teahouse and adjacent lake is zoned for organised recreation.

Chairperson of the Parks and Recreation Committee, Cr Phil Raffills, says an enormous effort has gone into resolving whether or not the teahouse – which has been severely vandalised – should be retained. This had included calling for expressions of interest for reinstatement and ongoing management of the building.

The Council had estimated the cost of reinstating the building at between $411,000 and $471,000.

“Today’s decision was extremely difficult but we now have an opportunity to move forward and, in consultation with the community, turn an area that has laid idle into an attractive and well used asset for Newmarket.”

He says a development plan is being developed for Newmarket Park. Concept plans had been prepared and these would be released for consultation by the Hobson Community Board in the near future.

“We are looking forward to working with Newmarket Park neighbours and the Newmarket Park Protection Society in particular progress the park’s development.

“There is an opportunity, as part of that development, to provide a multi-purpose community facility.

“It could be positioned closer to the carpark, where it would be easier to get to and easier to protect against vandalism.”


For more information contact

Cr Phil Raffills
Ph 625 6750

Or
Paul Wilson
Manager, Parks Open Space Planning
Ph 379 2020


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Another Reason To Loathe HR Departments (And On The Teachers Strike)

This morning’s news item about Police emergency call centre staff turning up for work while they’re sick – because they’re afraid their sick leave statistics will be used against them, and their jobs put in jeopardy – is not an isolated case...

Obviously, sick people shouldn’t be being treated by doctors and nurses who are themselves sick and potentially infectious. Similarly, Police emergency calls also need to be fielded by people who’re feeling alert, and on top of their game. More>>

 
 

MPs' Computers To Be Searched: Inquiry Into Leak On Simon Bridges' Expenses

An inquiry has been launched to find out who leaked the National Party's expenses to the media... Parliament's speaker, Trevor Mallard, said a Queen's Counsel would lead the inquiry with the help of an employment lawyer and also someone with forensic IT skills. More>>

ALSO:

Teachers Strike: Nationwide Rallies And Marches

Teachers and principals voted for a full day strike to be held on 15 August to send a strong message to the Government that the current collective agreement offers from the Ministry of Education would not fix the crisis in teaching. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: City Council Ends Its Support For Jackson’s Movie Museum

The Wellington City Council and the Movie Museum Limited have today announced a mutually-agreed parting of the ways for a joint project between the Council’s Convention Centre and TMML’s Movie Museum... Both parties remain optimistic for the future of their respective projects. More>>

Pay Equity: Historic Settlement For Education Support Workers

The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) and the Ministry of Education today signed Terms of Settlement to address a pay equity claim for 329 support workers who work with very young children in early childhood and primary schools. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Stereotypes About Jacinda Ardern

Routinely, female politicians get depicted as either show ponies or battle axes, with little room for anything else in between. .. More>>

Weekend Interviews: "Discriminatory And Racist" Aussie Deportations

The former president of Australia’s Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs says deportations have risen dramatically in Australia since 2014 when ministers and ministerial delegates were given the power to cancel visas - and half of those being deported are New Zealanders. "These are massive numbers, actually escalating dramatically."... More>>

ALSO:

Legal Challenge: Prisoner Has 9 Boxes Of Documents Seized

Human rights organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa says a prisoner they advocate for has had 9 boxes of legal documents seized from him just days before his case against the Department of Corrections was to be heard. More>>

Single-Use Plastic Bags: Govt To Phase Them Out

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out over the next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages