Community Play Streets Pilot for Tāmaki Makaurau

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Trialling play streets in South and West Auckland

As part of the Innovating Streets programme, play streets will be tested at several residential areas across South and West Auckland. These play streets enable neighbours to temporarily restrict traffic access to their streets so the space can be opened up for play, recreation and to create a sense of community.

An event facilitation process for the play street pilot has been developed, with community engagement and site selection carried out for the project by delivery partners: The Cause Collective and Healthy Families Waitākere.

The community play street events are scheduled to take place from April to May - across eight pilot sites.

What are we trying to achieve?

The long term goal of play streets is to establish a process that enables all Aucklanders who live on quiet residential streets to have the right to safely and legally temporarily close their streets to traffic, creating more space and opportunity for tamariki to play.

Healthy Families Waitākere and The Cause Collective in South Auckland have been engaged to find suitable sites and community champions, and work with residents to design and deliver play streets events.

These events will be held over the next 6-8 weeks, with the first one scheduled for Saturday, 10 April.



Trialling play streets in South and West Auckland

As part of the Innovating Streets programme, play streets will be tested at several residential areas across South and West Auckland. These play streets enable neighbours to temporarily restrict traffic access to their streets so the space can be opened up for play, recreation and to create a sense of community.

An event facilitation process for the play street pilot has been developed, with community engagement and site selection carried out for the project by delivery partners: The Cause Collective and Healthy Families Waitākere.

The community play street events are scheduled to take place from April to May - across eight pilot sites.

What are we trying to achieve?

The long term goal of play streets is to establish a process that enables all Aucklanders who live on quiet residential streets to have the right to safely and legally temporarily close their streets to traffic, creating more space and opportunity for tamariki to play.

Healthy Families Waitākere and The Cause Collective in South Auckland have been engaged to find suitable sites and community champions, and work with residents to design and deliver play streets events.

These events will be held over the next 6-8 weeks, with the first one scheduled for Saturday, 10 April.



Page last updated: 26 May 2021, 09:41