Grafton Gully Project Information Centre Opens
Grafton Gully Project Information Centre Opens To Public
Transit New Zealand’s Grafton Gully Project now has its own information centre, which will be open Monday to Friday (and some Saturday’s) to the public.
The centre was officially opened on Friday (5 April) by Councillor Catherine Harland, Chairperson of the Auckland Regional Council’s Regional Land Transport Committee.
Cr Harland says that it is great to see an area dedicated to providing the public with comprehensive information on the project.
“The development of this project impacts many people in this area, and it is pleasing that public interest has been taken into account with the provision of readily accessible information on the project as a whole,” she says. “It is another step forward in delivering an improved transport network for people and businesses across our region.”
The information centre includes posters and drawings outlining various aspects of the project, general information on Transit New Zealand and a selection of artefacts that have recently been unearthed during excavation works through the gully.
The artefacts include three wells, a furnace and numerous bottles and shovels. The furnace, which features bevelled bricks, is thought to have been part of the Phoenix Foundry, which was established in Grafton Gully during the mid 1800s. A slag pile uncovered near the furnace revealed partially melted iron ingots and recycled castings.
In addition to artefacts and other display material, members of the project team are situated on-site and are on hand to answer any specific questions regarding the project.
The information centre is situated at the Grafton Gully Project office, Cnr Alten Rd and Stanley St, Grafton and is open from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The centre will also be open some Saturdays (dates and times will be advised in local newspapers, or by contacting the information centre directly). Visitor parking is available. The information centre can be contacted on 0800 TOFREEFLOW (0800 863 733).