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Gearing up for next stage of Sylvia Park

Gearing up for next stage of Sylvia Park

Auckland City is encouraging motorists to pre-plan their trip to Sylvia Park when the new Pak ‘N Save opens on Tuesday.

The new retail complex has a number of entrances, and visitors can choose different routes or take public transport to get there. Prior to the Pak ‘N Save opening, the centre owner, Kiwi Income Property Trust (KIPT), has been advertising entrances and routes as part of its traffic management plan.

“Sylvia Park is quickly becoming a major destination for the region. As Auckland grows it will increasingly become a social hub,” says Barry Williams, Auckland City’s transport operations manager.

“As has been the case with other retail complex openings, visitor numbers have settled down from the first stage opening, as has the traffic.

“The new Pak ‘N Save is likely to entice people with some opening offers however, and there is a general buzz about the new retail destination which will attract additional people to the area for the opening day,” says Mr Williams.

Auckland City says visitors to the centre should think about travelling outside peak commuter hours, consider catching a bus to Sylvia Park, and pre-plan their journey.

“Auckland’s road network is already stretched and fragile at peak commuter hours. It’s unrealistic to think there will be no congestion around the complex on special event-type days, such as openings,” says Mr Williams.

“We’ve worked with KIPT to get more signage and advertising alerting motorists to alternatives to the Mt Wellington off-ramp and encouraging to use Carbine Road,” says Mr Williams.

“Pak ‘N Save is at the northern end of the complex, so entrances three and five provide the best parking. Better yet, don’t worry about the parking - catch a bus.”

Traffic monitoring continues around the new complex, a condition set as part of Auckland City’s resource consent and plan change to enable the Sylvia Park complex to open.

Auckland City is also working with the Auckland Regional Transport Authority and On-Track to fast track a new Sylvia Park rail station, ensuring people have good public transport choices to get to the new centre.

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