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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 being called 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?

The Takapuna Sunday Market is valued by the local community, and can stay as it is for another two years. We’re using that time to work with the market operator to find a new location to ensure it remains a successful part of life in Takapuna. We’ve given the market operator several options at Auckland Council properties, including the new town square to be built at Takapuna Central.

Won't the new town square be shaded?

We’ll work with our development partners to ensure surrounding buildings on the Takapuna Central site don’t shade 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 looking to confirm a partner in 2019. 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 2020 at the earliest. Until then the 40 Anzac Street site will remain open as a car park.

On the Gasometer site, the new car park construction has started. Development elsewhere on the Gasometer site could start in 2019 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.

We’ll look to maintain Takapuna’s car parking supply before any disruption to the 40 Anzac Street car park. This will include opening the new Gasometer car park before closing the Anzac Street site for development or construction.

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

The car parks at the 40 Anzac Street site will be replaced with car parks on the Gasometer site. 40 Anzac Street will remain as a public car park until the new Gasometer car park is open and serving retail and commercial visitors to Takapuna centre.

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 Gasometer car park is only 200m away and will work 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?

Until mid-2020 we expect Anzac Street to remain a car park while the new Gasometer car park is being built. If you’re visiting the northern part of Takapuna, the Killarney Street car park is a great choice.

Who will own the car parks?

We intend the new Gasometer car park to be 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 carpark site provides 250 of these. As part of providing for current and future parking requirements, we are redeveloping part of the Gasometer site into a multi-level car park 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?

We’re working with Auckland Transport to ensure we provide sufficient accessibility parking. Currently, there is accessibility parking in a number of locations around Takapuna town centre. However, if after the Hurstmere Road upgrade or the new Gasometer car park, we found the supply of accessibility parking was not enough, we would look at where we could provide more.