Gardner Reserve Exterior Toilet Design

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Auckland Transport is replacing the existing public toilet at Gardner Reserve with a new and bigger toilet block.

Early brickmaking operations in the New Lynn area date back to the mid-1860s and the history of west Auckland brickmakers will be captured through a characteristic brick-themed vinyl toilet wrap.

What we want your feedback on

We’d like to hear your thoughts on three proposed brick-themed design options for the new exterior toilet block and we'd like to know which design you prefer.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 31 October until 10pm 27 November 2022.

What happens next

• We will collate feedback and provide results to the Whau Local Board.

• We will report back on the local board’s decision on the chosen design.


Let us know which design is your favourite!

You can vote using the survey at the end of this page.

Mock up of a toilet block with a brick wrapVersion 1

Mock up of a toilet block with small side pictures and brick wrapVersion 2 - with smaller pictures on the sides

Mock up of a toilet block with large side pictures and a brick wrap Version 3 - with larger pictures on the sides

Details of photographs being used in the designs (v2 and 3)

men wheeling off-bearing barrows loaded with fired bricks

1910-1919 View of scene at Gardner’s brickworks showing men wheeling off-bearing barrows loaded with fired bricks from the Hoffman kiln. Auckland Libraries Heritage collections, photographer unknown

chimney stack and rows of bricks drying under cover

1970-1979 From the signal mast in New Lynn railway station yard, view of the downdraught kiln, chimney stack and rows of bricks drying under cover in Gardner’s yard. Auckland Heritage Collections, photographer JT Diamond

Auckland Transport is replacing the existing public toilet at Gardner Reserve with a new and bigger toilet block.

Early brickmaking operations in the New Lynn area date back to the mid-1860s and the history of west Auckland brickmakers will be captured through a characteristic brick-themed vinyl toilet wrap.

What we want your feedback on

We’d like to hear your thoughts on three proposed brick-themed design options for the new exterior toilet block and we'd like to know which design you prefer.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 31 October until 10pm 27 November 2022.

What happens next

• We will collate feedback and provide results to the Whau Local Board.

• We will report back on the local board’s decision on the chosen design.


Let us know which design is your favourite!

You can vote using the survey at the end of this page.

Mock up of a toilet block with a brick wrapVersion 1

Mock up of a toilet block with small side pictures and brick wrapVersion 2 - with smaller pictures on the sides

Mock up of a toilet block with large side pictures and a brick wrap Version 3 - with larger pictures on the sides

Details of photographs being used in the designs (v2 and 3)

men wheeling off-bearing barrows loaded with fired bricks

1910-1919 View of scene at Gardner’s brickworks showing men wheeling off-bearing barrows loaded with fired bricks from the Hoffman kiln. Auckland Libraries Heritage collections, photographer unknown

chimney stack and rows of bricks drying under cover

1970-1979 From the signal mast in New Lynn railway station yard, view of the downdraught kiln, chimney stack and rows of bricks drying under cover in Gardner’s yard. Auckland Heritage Collections, photographer JT Diamond

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