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July 1, 2019

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Upgrade for Waikaraka Park?

What do you value about Waikaraka Park? The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board would like you to give this some serious consideration, and then let them know what you think.

The Board is currently creating a reserve management plan for the wider Waikaraka Park area. The views of all sectors of the community are being sought, on what they like about Waikaraka Park, and what they visualise for the park’s future.

The Board has approved the resources to create the plan, which will encompass the speedway, sports fields, cemetery and extension areas. Chris Makoare, Chair of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, says, “This is the first stip in what will be a multi-pronged consultation. At this stage we are working closely with stakeholders, including Iwi, to help shape a draft of the reserve management plan, which will then be consulted on again for feedback and final tweaks.

Waikaraka Park is one of the oldest parks in the area. It has really diverse uses, so the Board is expecting to receive input from a wide range of groups and individuals. The general public is invited to provide input and suggestions. “We have set up a consultation to ensure all interested parties are able to have a say,” Chris says. The consultation ends on 21st July.

How you can provide feedback:

  • Email: waikarakaparkrmp@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
  • Online feedback form and consultation information can be found by going to the Auckland Council website, and typing Waikaraka Park into the search bar.
  • Printed copies can be collected/dropped off at Onehunga Community Centre (83 Church Street, Onehunga) and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board office (7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure)