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Ellerslie residents call for motorway noise barriers

Ellerslie Residents Association (ERA) secretary Bryce Bartley is calling for immediate action to reduce the impact of traffic noise from State Highway 1 (SH1) and invites Transport Minister to experience the problem for himself.

“The increased noise we are facing from this motorway is absolutely crazy,” Ellerslie resident Troy Elliott says.

“There has been a steady increase in noise over the last few years with more traffic on the motorway as Auckland grows, but since the completion of the fourth northbound lane this noise has intensified dramatically.”
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Chairperson’s report for 2016 AGM

Chairmans Report for AGM
Unitary Plan
This is now live from last Friday. The ERA has participated in the process for the last 4 years. Our wins in this are
1. The area between Main Highway and the Motorway ie Findlay & Hewson Sts changed from MIXED to SINGLE DWELLINGS which is important to preserve the character of Ellerslie.
2. The eastern side of Cawley St from light industrial to MIXED, this will allow the change to TERRACED HOUSE/APARTMENTS to happen.
Parking Plan
We submitted a proposed plan for the streets outside of the Business District area in April. Orakei Local Board has supported our proposal. Auckland Transport is still considering the proposal !!!!.
Motorway Sound Barriers
We are working to achieve the erection of sound barriers on the Ellerslie side of the motorway. See letter from the Minister of Transport 11/8/16. We have met with Rob Hannaby NZTA Manager Highway Environments.More to be discussed this evening on this matter.   Continue reading “Chairperson’s report for 2016 AGM”

Ellerslie Community Update – August 2016

After years of lobbying and discussions about the Unitary Plan it is good to be able to report a couple of wins for the community. Even though at the time of writing the Governing body hadn’t given its verdict it was great to read that our submissions convinced the Independent panel to change some areas to “mixed use” which will give owners and developers much more flexibility as Ellerlsie develops over the next twenty or thirty years.

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Britomart entrance changes – update

The Build is ON! at Britomart Station

Downer Soletanche Bachy have started construction of Britomart station’s temporary accommodation, adjacent to Commerce Street this month. Britomart Station’s new entrance will open in January 2017 and will house customer facilities until the main entrance re-opens in three years time. The current entry to Britomart Station – the historic Chief Post Office building will be closed in 2017 for strengthening work prior to the City Rail Link tunnels being constructed.

The changes include:

The drop off/pick up area in Commerce Street is closed.
Entrance to the station is now through Lower Queen Street, Galway and Tyler Street entrances or the Takutai Square entrance.
Mobility parking spaces are available on Galway Street.

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