New Lynn to Avondale Path Consultation

Auckland Transport have started consultation on another of their major cycleway projects, the New Lynn to Avondale Shared Path. This 2.9km route will link in the Waterview Shared Path now under construction through to Avondale largely alongside the rail line. The project is expected to cost $17.7 million and was included in the Urban Cycle Funding package announced by the government last year.…
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Apartment building on the rise

I’ve talked before about how it feels like the city is about to burst back to life with construction activity with so many apartment buildings being proposed all over the place.  A few weeks ago we launched a page to keep track of them all but most are still only in a proposal stage and not actually under construction.…
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Are all “Metropolitan Centres” created equal?

The Auckland Plan’s development strategy highlighted 10 metropolitan centres across Auckland: Albany (emerging), Takapuna, Westgate (emerging), Henderson, New Lynn, Newmarket, Sylvia Park (emerging), Botany (emerging), Manukau and Papakura. They’re shown on the Auckland Plan map below: The Unitary Plan’s job is to give effect to the Auckland Plan, so each centre has effectively become a “zone” – with rules applied to those centres.…
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To clean or not to clean?

Keeping our train and bus stations clean and tidy is an important part in ensuring that we provide a pleasant environment for passengers. To their credit, Auckland Transport seems to manage this fairly well and I can’t really think of a situation where I have thought a station looks bad in this regard.…
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Update on New Lynn

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to do to much this week due being roped in to help sort things out for a family members wedding this weekend however in my travels I did manage to stop off at New Lynn for a little look to see how things were progressing in what is one of the major development focuses current around Auckland.…
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A Visit to New Lynn

Growing up out west I used to pass through New Lynn on a fairly regular basis and up until a few years ago the place was pretty run down. That all started to change a few years ago when the rail line was placed into a trench and the fantastic new station and bus interchange was built.…
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