Council aims to encourage centre-of-town living and Mrs Hulse said the council was looking at increasing allowable heights in town centres throughout the city.
New low-rise apartment blocks are predicted to be built this year in Greenlane, Ellerslie, Mt Eden, New Lynn, possibly Grey Lynn and Takapuna she says. Ellerslie Residents Association ERA asks where? Read the Herald report.
Schools like Ellerslie School are being forced to build out or build up putting playground space at a premium (Herald of Sunday 6 January). School Playing Fields could be a dream Read what the Herald reported.
Auckland asking price eases but inventory down to equivalent of 15 weeks of sales. It seems like Ellerslie Property Listings fail to keep up with the current demand. Read what the Herald rported.
Information on Ellerslie house prices (NZ Herald Property Report Dec 2012):
E-value estimate of average value 30/09/2012: $612,556
Median price change in 3 years to 30/09/2012: 25.1%
Super City’s consultation of Brisbane heritage protection champion is an encouraging move. At last the powers that be within the Super City are floating an idea Read the Herald report.
The ERA has lent its voice to the Character Coalition which has been formed to pressure the Auckland Council to include adequate protection for character and heritage into the Auckland Unitary Plan. Read the Herald report.
A Killer Intersection – NZ’s Most Dangerous Intersection is part of the Greenlane Ellerslie locale.
Did you know this?
At the corner of Main Highway and Great South Road, Ellerslie, Auckland is one of N Z’s most dangerous intersections?
Read what the whaleoil blog says about this.
Not even half a kilometre away are 2 schools, and almost a kilometre away is another school. No wonder locals may be concerned about children’s road safety nearby!
As a parent, grandparent, or neighbour, what are your concerns about your childrens’ road safety especially with anticipated traffic growth and residential growth?
The NZTA has worked with Auckland Transport and KiwiRail to upgrade the Ellerslie Train Station.
Enabling work for an additional northbound motorway lane between Ellerslie and Greenlane have also been included.
Rail passengers will now benefit from a safer, more attractive train station with improved access for mobility users, cyclists and pedestrians.
Read what NZ Transport sayd about the Train Station improvements.
According to Vector there is a Vector sub station planned for Tecoma Street.
The Ellerslie Resident’s Association has just been made aware that Vector has told residents of Tecoma, Kentucky, Somerfield, Harrod and Sproston Streets that they intend to install a sub station in Tecoma Road.
Apparently this will not happen until 2018 but Vector has indicated that they are beginning the process and they are about to lodge a Notice of Requirement to Designate the site with Auckland City Council.
The substation will help improve the reliability and quality of the electricity supply, and provide additional capacity in the area to support future growth in Ellerslie.
See more information about this proposed Vector electricity zone substation at Tecoma Street.
You can click to provide feedback to Vector regarding the Ellerslie substation.
The Association has had contact with several concerned residents and so in order gauge the level of concern ERA will hold a meeting in the Ellerslie School Hall on Monday 16 July beginning at 7.30pm.