Chapter 9

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) - Takapuna

What is 40 Anzac Street?

The 40 Anzac Street site is currently a 250-space public car park in the centre of Takapuna. In March 2018 Auckland Council granted a change of use, meaning the site can be used for other purposes.

The site’s location and links to Hurstmere Road when combined with several Hurstmere Road sites provide an exciting opportunity to create a new town square, shops, businesses and homes on a site known as Takapuna Central.

What will go on Takapuna Central? Will there be any public space?

Our plans include a new town square and connections between Anzac Street, Lake Road and Hurstmere Road. Development will be mixed-use, such as restaurants, retail and housing.

What will happen to the Takapuna Sunday market?

We recognise the Takapuna Sunday Market is an important and valued part of the community. We’re working with the market operator to find a solution to ensure it remains a successful part of life in Takapuna.

Will the new town square be sunny?

We’ll work with our development partners to ensure surrounding buildings on the Takapuna Central site don’t overshadow the town square.

When will Anzac Street be sold?

We’ve sought expressions of interest and started discussions with potential development partners for parts of the Takapuna Central site. We’re working to confirm a partner in 2021. Any partnership will take community feedback into consideration, along with the requirement for public space.

When will development start?

Development won’t start on the Takapuna Central site until 2021 at the earliest. Until then, the 40 Anzac Street site will remain open as a car park to ensure there is plenty of parking during the Hurstmere Road transformation.

On the Gasometer site, the new Toka Puia car park has been completed and is open to the public. Development elsewhere on the Gasometer site will start following selection of a development partner.

What's happening with Potters Park?

Potters Park will remain a park. We have no changes planned for it.

How will the developments impact Takapuna as a shopping destination?

New retail, commercial and residential accommodation will bring more people to the centre and increase economic activity. This growth will have a positive impact on Takapuna as a shopping and food and beverage destination.

International studies show that creating easy walking environments and increasing foot traffic will also have a positive effect on these businesses.

When the Takapuna Central site is developed, will we lose those car parks in the 40 Anzac Street car park?

The car parks at the 40 Anzac Street site will be replaced by the new car parks at Toka Puia on the Gasometer site.

40 Anzac Street will remain as a public car park through 2021 to ensure there is plenty of parking during the Hurstmere Road transformation.

Why aren’t you keeping car parking on the Anzac Street site?

The 40 Anzac Street site has Potters Park next door and connections to Hurstmere Road. It’s a fantastic location for a new town square and pedestrian-friendly spaces that are not dominated by cars.

The new Toka Puia car park is only 200m away and works well in tandem with the Killarney Street car park to serve Takapuna centre’s parking needs.

I park in the Anzac Street car park. Where can I park now?

The 40 Anzac Street car park will stay open through 2021 to ensure that Takapuna has plenty of parking during the Hurstmere Road transformation. The new Toka Puia car park opened in December 2020 and provides 420 short-stay car parks.

Who will own the car parks?

Toka Puia is owned by Auckland Council and managed by Auckland Transport.

How many car parks are available in Takapuna?

Takapuna has about 2300 public car park spaces (both on and off-street) – the 40 Anzac Street car park site provides 250 of these. To provide for current and future parking requirements, in November 2020 Panuku delivered a new car park building on part of the Gasometer site with 420 spaces.

How did you assess car parking requirements?

After carrying out a car parking assessment, Auckland Transport told us it needed to replace 400 car parks within the Anzac Street and Gasometer sites, and future-proof for a further 350-500 car parks over the next 30 years. This meets the current demand for short-stay parking and provides for Takapuna centre’s forecast growth.

What about accessibility parking?

There is accessibility parking in a number of locations around Takapuna town centre including 14 spaces in the new Toka Puia car park on the Gasometer site.