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Greenslade Reserve upgrade

We are redeveloping Greenslade Reserve to enable development and support the growth of Northcote.

You should know

Greenslade Reserve is temporarily closed from September 2020 until winter 2021.
The closure is while we make improvements to the underground stormwater pipes and enhance the public space.

What the project is about

This work will:

  • allow the network to more efficiently convey stormwater during heavy rainfall as more housing is being developed in the area
  • create an urban wetland to connect the community to its natural environment
  • reduce the risk of flooding in the town centre
  • instate a high-performance sports field
  • install attractive facilities.

Project timeframe

We expect construction of stage one to start in January 2020 and to be completed by mid-2020.

Stage two of Greenslade Reserve's transformation into a more usable green space will be confirmed at a later date.

Working hours will be 7.30am-5pm, Monday to Saturday.

Some work outside these hours may be required, but we will notify residents if they are likely to be affected.

We will keep noise and vibration levels within acceptable limits.

Who is behind the project

The Greenslade Reserve upgrade is part of Te Ara Awataha, a new greenway for Northcote along the path of the historic Awataha Stream. 

Te Ara Awataha is part of the wider regeneration of the Northcote town centre and associated state housing areas.

This work is being led by Panuku Development Auckland and Kāinga Ora (formerly known as HLC, the Housing New Zealand subsidiary).

Te Ara Awataha Greenway project is already underway at Jesse Tonar Reserve with community-led stream restoration work by Kaipātiki Project.

Further information

If you have any questions about this project, email:

To learn more about what's happening in Northcote, visit the Northcote Development website.