Hundreds of people gathered in Takapuna’s revitalised Hurstmere Green on Saturday 8 December to enjoy its official opening by the mayor.
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have spent $2.7m on the upgrade project, which includes many improvements such as new planters and pathways, a funky recliner seating area, plenty of level grass, a fountain and art.
“Hurstmere Green is now a vibrant, useable central public space for people to gather in and enjoy and it also provides much better access between Takapuna’s shopping area and the beachfront,” says Len Brown.
“This vibrant open space where people congregate and have fun is a shining example of how to provide excellent public amenity and deliver on our 30-year strategy to create the world’s most liveable city. This is one project of several that together will totally transform Takapuna.”
Work began at Hurstmere Green in May 2012 and the project was supported by the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.
“The board took great pleasure in inviting the public to this very special opening, which is another step towards the transformation of Takapuna into a metropolitan centre,” said local board chair Chris Darby.
“This project, along with the others currently under way, provides enhanced quality of urban living and we are very pleased with the results.”
Learn more about the transformation of Takapuna on our project page.
Hurstmere Green is now open.