The NZ Transport Agency is committed to delivering infrastructure that contributes to a great environmental and social legacy for the community.
Sports club relocations
The Transport Agency worked with North Harbour Hockey, Harbour Hockey Charitable Trust, Hockey NZ, Watercare and Auckland Council to investigate options for relocating current hockey facilities in the area.
Construction of a new world-class hockey facility is underway at another part of Rosedale Park (Bush Road); North Harbour BMX has been relocated to its new facility with New Zealand’s first international track in Hooton Reserve; and a new pony centre in Wainoni Park is due to be completed early 2019, where Rosedale Pony Club will relocate to alongside other pony clubs.
Improvements to public spaces
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.