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

 

Creating Glen Innes' future

MEDIA RELEASE

10 September 2003


Creating Glen Innes' future

A strategy to guide future growth for the Glen Innes area, which identifies the key issues and concerns of the community, was endorsed for release as a discussion document today by Auckland City’s City Development Committee.

‘Glen Innes into the future’ has been developed by Auckland City, largely as a result of extensive consultation and discussions with community and iwi groups, local businesses and residents.

The strategy document will be used as a guide for how the area might be developed in the future to better meet local needs and aspirations and achieve the vision of the Auckland Urban Living programme.

“Glen Innes is a community that has a unique spirit to it. It’s important that in the planning for the area we accurately reflect what its residents want to have it look and feel like - ten, twenty or fifty years into the future,” said Councillor Juliet Yates, City Development Committee chairperson.

“The community has identified priorities for what they want to see happen in their area, and this document has been developed directly from that feedback,” said Mrs Yates.

The document will be circulated to the local Tamaki Community Board and key interest groups for feedback, then released as a poster document in October for the public to provide comment, essentially looking for the community’s seal of approval for the future planning for the area.

Key priorities identified in the strategy as vital for the future of Glen Innes include:
- a safe, attractive and vibrant town centre
- improved local employment opportunities
- a variety of housing types to meet the needs of a diverse and growing community
- improved public transport facilities and services
- improved safety for pedestrians and traffic
- a strong community identity and improved public safety.

Many enhancements mentioned in the report have already been started, including a major redevelopment of the town centre and upgrade of Mayfair Plaza, and a new rail station.

Glen Innes has been selected as an area that can accommodate urban growth due to its location, having a well-established community and town centre, the availability of some vacant or undeveloped land and the ability to upgrade existing infrastructure. As the population of Glen Innes grows and diversifies, the council has identified a need to provide housing types to cater for different accommodation requirements.

“A higher density of housing can be developed in Glen Innes within walking distance of the town centre, an example of the kind of development we expect to see as part of the council’s growth strategy,” said Mrs Yates.

A new residential 8 zone was approved specifically for Talbot Park last month, which allows an intensification of urban dwellings yet outlines strict criteria for urban design to protect the neighbourhood character, visual and sound privacy and open spaces. Housing New Zealand’s redevelopment of Talbot Park is its biggest project in the country, and regarded as a blueprint for urban and community renewal.

“ ‘Glen Innes into the future’ is a milestone for a community leading the way for determining its own future,” said Mrs Yates.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election