What is 40 Anzac Street?
40 Anzac Street is currently a 250-space public car park in the centre of Takapuna. In March 2017 a “change of use” was granted by Auckland Council’s Planning Committee, meaning the site can be used for purposes other than car parking.
The site’s location and links to Hurstmere Road provide an exciting opportunity to create a new town square, shops, businesses and homes that will unify the heart of Takapuna.
What happens now?
Now, we’re working with the community to determine what could happen on the site.
In the meantime, part of the Gasometer site (located between Northcroft, Huron and Auburn streets) will be developed in to a multi-storey carpark. We’ll also seek a developer partner to work with on the other part of the Gasometer site.
What will go on Anzac Street? Will there be any public space?
The planned development will include a new town square and connections through the site joining Anzac Street, Lake Road and Hurstmere Road, as well as mixed use development such as restaurants, retail and housing.
What will happen to the Takapuna Sunday market?
The Takapuna Sunday Market is a valued part of the Takapuna community. The market can stay as it is for another two years. We are using that two years to work with the market operator to find a new location to ensure it remains a successful part of the community. We’ve given the market operator several options on council properties, including the new town square being built on 40 Anzac Street.
When Anzac Street is developed, will we lose those carparks?
The carparks available on Anzac Street will be replaced with carparks on the Gasometer site. Anzac Street will remain as a public car park until the Gasometer car park is open. The Gasometer car park building will be for retail and commercial visitors to Takapuna centre.
Why didn't Panuku retain carparking on the Anzac Street site?
Anzac Street, with the adjoining Potters Park and connections to Hurstmere Road, is a fantastic location for a new town square and pedestrian-friendly spaces that are not dominated by cars.
The new Gasometer car park is only 200 metres away and will work well in tandem with the existing Killarney Street car park to serve Takapuna centre’s car park needs.
I park in the Anzac Street carpark. Where can I park now?
Until mid-2020 we expect Anzac Street to remain a car park while the Gasometer car park is being constructed. Following that, you can park in the new Gasometer car park. Or if you are visiting the northern part of Takapuna then the existing Killarney Street car park is a great choice.
Who will own the carparks?
The proposed multi-level car park building on part of the Gasometer site is intended to be owned by Auckland Council and managed by Auckland Transport (AT).
How many carparks are available in Takapuna?
There are currently approximately 2,300 public car park spaces in Takapuna (both on and off-street). 40 Anzac Street provides 250 of these car park spaces. As part of providing for current and future parking requirements, Panuku plans to redevelop part of the Gasometer site into a multi-level car park with approximately 450 spaces.
How was the carparking assessed?
AT conducted a car parking assessment for Takapuna and advised Panuku that it needs to replace 400 car parks within the Unlock Takapuna sites (Anzac Street and Gasometer) and futureproof for a further 350-500 car parks over the next 30 years. This meets the current demand for short-stay parking and provides a future-proof ability for the forecast growth expected to be experienced in the centre.
What about accessibility parking?
We’re working with Auckland Transport to ensure that accessibility parking is sufficiently provided for in Takapuna. Currently there is accessibility parking in a number of locations around the Takapuna town centre. However, if after the upgrade of Hurstmere Road or the new Gasometer car park the supply is found to be insufficient we would look at where more accessibility parking could be provided to ensure the needs of the community are met.
When will Anzac Street be sold?
We will begin discussions with prospective development partners now, with the view to have a partner confirmed by next year. Any development partnership would take in to consideration the community’s feedback and the requirement for public space on the site.
When would development start?
Development won’t start on Anzac Street until 2020 at the earliest. Until then Anzac Street will remain open as a carpark. The Gasometer carpark construction is expected to commence in the second half of 2018. Development on the Gasometer site could start in 2019 following a market process to select a development partner.
What's happening with Potters Park?
Potters Park will remain a park. There are no changes planned by Panuku for the park.
How will this impact Takapuna as a shopping destination?
New retail, commercial and residential accommodation will bring more people to the centre and increase the economic activity. All this growth will have a positive impact on Takapuna as a shopping and food and beverage destination.
International studies show that creating pedestrian-friendly environments and increasing foot traffic will have a positive effect on these businesses also.
Maintaining car parking supply in Takapuna would be addressed before any disruption to Anzac Street carpark occurs. The Gasometer car park would be completed and open to the public before the Anzac Street site was closed for any type of development or construction.