Liston Park

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The ERA committee is calling for suggestions for the use of a renovated club room facility at Liston Park.

Colin Davis, the new chair of the Orakei Local Board, is fully committed to the effective use of Liston Park so residents have access to a wide variety of recreational pursuits to mitigate the increasing intensification of our suburbs.

Please email us your suggestions, by the end of January 2017, for the use of the park and its renovated facilities.

Park and Ride

The ERA committee will be presenting a proposal for a bicycle and motor bike Park and Ride facility at the Ellerslie Railway Station to the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board at their next meeting.

Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and NZTA will also need to be involved in the implementation of this proposal. The ERA committee believes that this “Green” initiative will enable Ellerslie residents purchasing electric powered bicycles to ride them to the railway station and leave them in a safe parking area while they commute on our great new electric rail service. Residents in areas of Ellerslie such as Celtic Crescent, Barratt Road and Michaels Avenue will be able to more readily access rail transport.

This proposal may eliminate the need to have feeder bus services to the railway station like the feeder bus service that has been implemented in Stonefields to get commuters to the Glen Innes. In preparation for the CRL, easier access for commuters to rail transport will enhance the opportunity and investment in the CRL.

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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.

Ellerslie Crime Report – May 2016 

community-policeThis is a report from Constable Marcus Weston at the Newmarket Police station


Ellerslie recorded an increase in property crime offences during May 2016 and going from 29 for April 2016 to 34 for the month. The biggest problem was burglaries with 16 offences recorded and closely followed by theft ex Car, 11 offences recorded.

Greenlane also recorded an increase going from 32 in April 2016 to 40 in May 2016. While burglary and theft ex car was high in Greenlane (12 occurrences for each offence) the biggest problem was vehicles being stolen or attempted to be stolen and that includes at least 3 recorded bicycle thefts. Such bicycle thefts tend to occur at schools/train stations in the area and the offenders often use bolt cutters to cut the chain and head to the nearest train station to leave the area.

A quick break down of these incidents are as follows:
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Auckland Unitary Plan Mythbusters Busted

Busted! The Auckland Unitary Plan Mythbusters are now posted to Scoop yesterday. The Auckland City has been inundated with negative feedback to its PR angle.

The Auckland Council has been described as ‘spin doctoring’.

Mature, degreed people, those who have studied and /or practice in infrastructure, planning and city growth, oppose the Unitary Plan.

Auckland City Mythbusters are busted here! This rebuttal to the Auckland City Mythbusters makes a good read! You can read a response to Auckland Unitary Plan Mythbusters .

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