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Upgrade of New Lynn business district starts

11 January 2006

Upgrade of New Lynn business district starts

This week, Waitakere City Council started work on major improvements to the New Lynn business district–at Memorial Square and Todd Triangle.

Now closed to traffic, the Todd Triangle area (which is bordered by Great North Rd and Totara Ave) will be extensively replanted and turned into a park-like setting with seating, pathways and new lighting. There will also be new trees planted and two significant existing trees- a young, well-established Totara and a Canary Island Palm-will be retained and protected during the refurbishment.

Stage one work starts with site clearance, including the removal of the existing brick seating at Todd Triangle.

The upgrade aims to create a new distinctive urban character at New Lynn to benefit businesses, residents and visitors.

“The New Lynn Community Board has consulted over the business area enhancements with the New Lynn community over the past two years and we are looking forward to the new Todd Triangle, as a first-rate addition to the town, a pleasant place to spend time in,” says New Lynn Community Board Chair Pim Van Der Voort.

Work is also underway on the Lynn Mall side of Great North Road, between Todd Triangle and Memorial Drive. Improvements around the carved ’Waka’ at the entrance to Memorial Drive which include pavements, paths, planting and seating are expected to be ready early June 2006.

The overall cost of New Lynn streetscape project is $1.6 million.

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