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The NZ Transport Agency is committed to delivering infrastructure that contributes to a great environmental and social legacy for the community.

The project is working with Mana Whenua, Auckland Council Parks, Auckland Transport and other stakeholders to reinstate or improve open spaces, parks and ponds along the Northern Corridor Improvements project zone, including:

  • Adding 7km of walking and cycling paths and connections, to provide safe separated transport options to encourage greater participation and active lifestyles
  • Ensuring water catchments and stormwater systems recreate natural landscape features, including new wetland ponds, new planting and better habitats for animals and birds
  • Establishing new areas of mass planting and trees to add to the area’s biodiversity and creating a ‘green corridor’ for the community to enjoy
  • Developing reinstatement plans for Meadowood, Rook and Arrenway Reserves
  • Relocating the Harbour Hockey facility from its current location, and supporting their development of a new national hockey centre on the new site.

Part of the project’s management planning processes include developing an Urban Design Landscape Plan, which is currently with Auckland Council for consultation. This document will be shared with the community in the new year.

Sports club relocations

The Transport Agency has been working with North Harbour Hockey, Harbour Hockey Charitable Trust, Hockey NZ, Watercare and Auckland Council for the past two years to investigate options for relocating current hockey facilities in the area.

In late December 2017, the Upper Harbour Local Board to approved the steering group’s recommended proposal,  which will move the hockey facility to another part of Rosedale Park; build a new facility for North Harbour BMX in Hooton Reserve; and build a new pony centre in Wainoni Park, Greenhithe, onto which Rosedale Pony Club will relocate to alongside other pony clubs.

Resource consent approval processes are underway and community engagement with neighbours, sports groups and players is expected to begin in early 2018, to share the intended construction timetable for each of the new facilities and provide more detailed information. It is planned that all three facilities will begin construction by mid-2018. More information will be posted on this page soon.

In the meantime, the Transport Agency continues to support North Harbour Hockey to accommodate games and tournaments on its current site.

Artist impression of the proposed new sports facilities

For more information on these proposed facilities, please visit Auckland Council’s website (external link) .

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