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Vulcan Lane to get new lease on life

Vulcan Lane to get new lease on life

A $1.2 million transformation of the CBD's much loved Vulcan Lane has been given the big tick.

Auckland City's Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee has approved revised concept designs to upgrade Vulcan Lane. The committee's only change to the plans was the addition of a plaque to capture the lane's varied and fascinating history.

"The lane's last overhaul was in 1968 when the lane was permanently closed to traffic. It has been waiting for an upgrade for a long time," says Councillor Penny Sefuiva, chairperson of the Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee.

"The planned upgrade will introduce new paving, lighting, planting and street furniture to the lane. These will enhance the lane's existing character and provide a stylish, safe environment for people and businesses.

"Vulcan Lane is a special corner of the city and this will be reinforced by high quality, but low-key and unique design features. It has been designed to outlast short-lived changing fashions and remain compatible with the progressive upgrade of surrounding streets over the next 10 years."

The bird feeders in the lower lane are an innovation the city hopes will attract tui currently visiting nearby Albert Park, to visit the central city as well. The four to five metre tall feeders will deliver a constant supply of nectar to tui and other nectar feeding birds but will be of no interest to the sparrows, pigeons and seagulls.

Auckland City is working with retailers and Heart of the City to ensure the work is completed efficiently, to shorten the construction period and minimise any disruption to businesses.

Construction starts in July and will be complete well before the lead-up to Christmas 2005.

The project is part of Auckland's CBD into the future strategy to revitalise inner city Auckland as one of the world's most vibrant and dynamic business and cultural centres. The upgrade of Vulcan Lane is funded by the CBD targeted rate.

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