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John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board
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19 days ago

New Chartwell Ave/Bentley Ave Roundabout

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The new Chartwell Ave/Bentley Ave roundabout is now finished! Please be aware of the new layout and the new pedestrian crossings.
The new design includes a mountable roundabout island, pedestrian refuge islands and raised zebra crossings. The Give Way slip lane from Chartwell Ave into Bentley Ave … View more
The new Chartwell Ave/Bentley Ave roundabout is now finished! Please be aware of the new layout and the new pedestrian crossings.
The new design includes a mountable roundabout island, pedestrian refuge islands and raised zebra crossings. The Give Way slip lane from Chartwell Ave into Bentley Ave has been removed.
This intersection was identified as high risk with a crash pattern between vehicles travelling northbound along Chartwell Avenue and vehicles turning right into Bentley Avenue from the northern leg of Chartwell Avenue.

32 days ago

Emergency Budget Rates Question Results

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Thankyou to everyone who took the time to submit on the Auckland Council's Emergency Budget. It received the highest number of responses since the SuperCity was formed, with 34,915 submissions across Auckland and 1,545 from Kaipātiki.
Here are the results of the rates increase question for … View more
Thankyou to everyone who took the time to submit on the Auckland Council's Emergency Budget. It received the highest number of responses since the SuperCity was formed, with 34,915 submissions across Auckland and 1,545 from Kaipātiki.
Here are the results of the rates increase question for the Kaipātiki Local Board area (bar graphs), and the whole of Auckland (pie chart).
For Kaipātiki, the top bar graph includes all feedback received; the second bar graph excludes pro forma submissions (feedback forms produced by groups).
Even though Council specifically asked about 2.5% vs 3.5% increase, you were able to give feedback on any percentage, and the results reflect that many people did.
Download a PDF of more information on the budget consultation results:
ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

36 days ago

Northcote Wharf Upgrade Underway

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On Thursday morning I was privileged to attend the whakatau and blessing by Mana Whenua to mark the beginning of the Northcote Wharf renewal project.
Work will now get underway on repairing and upgrading the wharf, with it expected to be completed by the end of the year (weather dependent).
During … View more
On Thursday morning I was privileged to attend the whakatau and blessing by Mana Whenua to mark the beginning of the Northcote Wharf renewal project.
Work will now get underway on repairing and upgrading the wharf, with it expected to be completed by the end of the year (weather dependent).
During the construction, material for the new wharf will be stored at Birkenhead Wharf and barged across to Northcote Point.
This brings to a close the very long advocacy from elected members for the Northcote Wharf to be upgraded and reopened.
Thankyou to everyone who has been involved with progressing the project to this point.

36 days ago

Osborne Pool at Birkenhead Leisure Centre Now Open!

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The Osborne Pool at Birkenhead Leisure Centre, Birkenhead War Memorial Park, reopened from this morning, in time for the school holidays!

From Saturday 4 July - Sunday 19 July 2020:
* Weekdays: 6am–7pm
* Weekends: 10am–6pm

Following the school holidays, the hours will change to the usual … View more
The Osborne Pool at Birkenhead Leisure Centre, Birkenhead War Memorial Park, reopened from this morning, in time for the school holidays!

From Saturday 4 July - Sunday 19 July 2020:
* Weekdays: 6am–7pm
* Weekends: 10am–6pm

Following the school holidays, the hours will change to the usual Winter hours:

From Monday 20 July 2020 onwards:
* Weekdays: 6am–10.30am and 3.30pm–7.00pm
* Weekends: 10am–6pm
* Public holidays: 10am–6pm

Thankyou to the Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre and council's Active Recreation team who have been working really hard to get the pool reopened.
And thankyou to everyone who has contacted Local Board members with their concerns over the pool staying closed. Your advocacy has helped to get it reopened.

Pictured: Kaipātiki Local Board members (L-R) - John Gillon, Adrian Tyler, Ann Hartley, Cindy Schmidt, Paula Gillon, Melanie Kenrick, Danielle Grant, Andrew Shaw

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49 days ago

Update on Vandeleur Reserve Playground

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The new playground at Vandeleur Reserve, Birkdale, is looking great! However the park isn't open yet as there is still work underway on the paths and furniture.

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