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He kōrero mō Albert-Eden

About Albert-Eden

The Albert-Eden Local Board includes the established suburbs of Pt Chevalier, Waterview, Mt Albert, Mt Eden, Kingsland, Balmoral, Epsom, Greenlane, Greenwoods Corner, Sandringham, Owairaka, Eden Terrace and Western Springs.

Character of the Albert-Eden Local Board area

Centrally located within the Auckland isthmus, the area has very good transport links, well-established and relatively high density residential areas and an ethnically diverse population.

It has a strong 'village' character.

Village centres include:

  • Mt Eden, with an arts focus
  • Kingsland, which has in recent years become home to an edgier, younger culture
  • Sandringham with its distinctively Indian community focus
  • Mt Albert, whose community is in search of urban renewal.

Geography of the Albert-Eden Local Board area

Geographically, the area is defined by three volcanic cones:

and by the urban streams and the sea coast.

Te Auaunga-Oakley Creek, the longest stream in Auckland City, flows into the Motu Manawa Marine Reserve at Waterview. Waititiko-Meola Creek converges with the Waitematā Harbour at Meola Reef.

There are a number of lava flow forest remnants - Withiel and Almorah in Epsom and Gribblehirst in Sandringham.

The area includes evidence of early Māori settlement: numerous pa sites and other intensive development, such as the excavation on Maungawhau, are found within Albert-Eden.

 

Amenities in the Albert-Eden Local Board area

Located within the area are:

  • Eden Park, which hosted key parts of the Rugby World Cup
  • the popular Pt Chevalier beaches
  • a number of well-used recreational areas and parks such as Gribblehirst and Ōwairaka parks.

Download map showing Albert-Eden Local Board boundaries

​Further information about Albert-Eden

The State of Auckland report provides information on the state of Albert-Eden's environment as well as demographic and quality of life information in report cards produced by council.

Albert-Eden's economic profile provides information on the economy including employment and work force statistics, number and type of businesses and productivity levels.

 

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