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Extra slice of parkland in Albany

Extra slice of parkland in Albany
April 21, 2005

North Shore City just got an extra slice of parkland, thanks to the generosity of a local resident and the QEII National Trust.

Tomorrow North Shore City Council will be gifted the 37,000 sq m property in Albany known as Three Streams.

North Shore City's parks manager, Andrew Rutledge, says it is wonderful to have been given the land, which will be appreciated by current and future generations.

"Albany is a rapidly growing area of our city and open space is becoming increasingly important to our community," he says.

"An added bonus of Three Streams is that it borders one of our existing reserves, Kauri Grove, and will improve access."

Three Streams, which is planted in a mixture of native and exotic trees and has several walking tracks, has been open to the public for many years.

"Volunteers such as former owner John Hogan and Friends of Three Streams, and QEII National Trust have put an enormous amount of time and energy into the property over the years," says Mr Rutledge.

Over the next two years the council will prepare a management plan for Three Streams, working closely with those groups and the wider community.

Speaking at the gifting ceremony tomorrow are North Shore City mayor, George Wood, Far North District Council mayor, Yvonne Sharp, who is on the board of directors of the QEII National Trust, and Mr Hogan.

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