Published 4 March 2010
North Shore City Council has reached agreement with the Auckland Transition Agency to allow the disposal of the former council works depot in Albany and apply the funds to legacy community projects.
Mayor Andrew Williams said yesterday the agreement meant numerous community projects were in line to be accelerated: “The projects include commencement of town centre upgrades for Highbury & Takapuna, a broadcast centre & improved ticketing facilities at North Harbour Stadium ahead of the Rugby World Cup, additional toilets and upgrades for walkways & other recreational facilities.
“We have approval from the Auckland Transition Agency to dispose of NSC Holdings Ltd, which was essentially the old council works department in Paul Matthews Road in Albany. This property is now leased out to commercial businesses and has not been part of our core business activities for some years.”
Mr Williams said $12.8 million of projects identified for fast-tracking included:
Albany, North Harbour Stadium, broadcasting & ticketing improvements, $425,000BeachHaven, civic square development, $750,000Birkenhead, Highbury town centre upgrade, $1.5 millionBirkenhead/Northcote community co-ordinator accommodation, $600,000Devonport–Takapuna walkway & green cycleway, new footbridge, $200,000Glenfield, ActivZone upgrade, $650,000Greenhithe, Collins Park skateboard park, $150,000Little Shoal Bay & Halls Beach, sand replenishment, $1.5 millionNew public toilets at Rosedale Park, Eskdale Reserve & Sunnynook Reserve, $1.5 millionPurchase of some reserve land for bush protection, $1.2 millionTakapuna, Hurstmere Green redevelopment & visitor centre relocation, $1 millionTakapuna, Shore Exhibition Centre, $1.5 millionTakapuna, Aquatic Centre upgrade & Leisure Centre upgrades, $800,000Walkways, Torpedo Bay, Devonport (stage one), Sanders Reserve track, Paremoremo, and other walkway upgrades, $1 million.
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Attribution: Council release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.