Heard Park concept plan

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View of Heard park with people walking through and over the grass with trees in the foreground

This consultation closed on 11 July 2021. Thank you for having your say.

We received 91 items of feedback – 78 through our website, 11 by email and two written submissions.

Changes made as a result of feedback 

 Your feedback was presented at the Waitemata Local Board workshop in October 2021, where the updated Heard Park concept plan was presented, along with suggested quick improvements that will address immediate issues/concerns within the park.

Work on the quick improvements will commence shortly and a contract has been awarded. Further quick improvements require more involved work.

The updated concept plan presented to the local board is a long-term aspirational plan and included the following changes:

  • proposed play equipment to be swings and a “playful” art piece
  • the rear seating area adjacent to the building to be redesigned as seating “bays”.

Quick improvements presented to the local board that can and will be undertaken shortly, include:

  • hedge removal
  • re-grassing damaged areas
  • cleaning existing seats
  • repair lighting.
  • uneven paving to be repaired, including lifting pavers and creating garden beds under the trees

Quick improvements that require more involved work, include:

  • the existing artwork to be cleaned and restored
  • large trees purchased and located in planter boxes in front of the building at the rear of the site
  • root barrier measures to ensure the long-term preservation of pathways under the existing trees
  • installation of a drinking fountain
  • power options installed for events.

What happens next 

The updated concept plan will be formally adopted by the local board. Works will commence on the quick improvements. The consenting process and finding suitable contractors will then begin on the more involved quick improvements.


This consultation closed on 11 July 2021. Thank you for having your say.

We received 91 items of feedback – 78 through our website, 11 by email and two written submissions.

Changes made as a result of feedback 

 Your feedback was presented at the Waitemata Local Board workshop in October 2021, where the updated Heard Park concept plan was presented, along with suggested quick improvements that will address immediate issues/concerns within the park.

Work on the quick improvements will commence shortly and a contract has been awarded. Further quick improvements require more involved work.

The updated concept plan presented to the local board is a long-term aspirational plan and included the following changes:

  • proposed play equipment to be swings and a “playful” art piece
  • the rear seating area adjacent to the building to be redesigned as seating “bays”.

Quick improvements presented to the local board that can and will be undertaken shortly, include:

  • hedge removal
  • re-grassing damaged areas
  • cleaning existing seats
  • repair lighting.
  • uneven paving to be repaired, including lifting pavers and creating garden beds under the trees

Quick improvements that require more involved work, include:

  • the existing artwork to be cleaned and restored
  • large trees purchased and located in planter boxes in front of the building at the rear of the site
  • root barrier measures to ensure the long-term preservation of pathways under the existing trees
  • installation of a drinking fountain
  • power options installed for events.

What happens next 

The updated concept plan will be formally adopted by the local board. Works will commence on the quick improvements. The consenting process and finding suitable contractors will then begin on the more involved quick improvements.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    My children love playing on this swing and we can just chill on the benches

    Swinging Sisters asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your feedback, it will be recorded and taken into account with everything received during this consultation.  Feedback will help inform the Waitematā Local Boards decision on any changes to this Concept plan, before it is finalised and formally adopted.


    Regards

    The project team

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    Where is the actual plan e.g. plans/elevations, 3-d visuals etc.? All I can see is wording waffle

    Mandalay asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question

    Please find the detailed concept plan and 3D render on this page under the documents heading on the right. We trust this document provides the level of detail you are asking for.


    Regards 

    The project team

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    What are you providing for children ? Parnell badly lacking play facilities for young children. Important to keep the swings . !! Lots of grandparents live in the vicinity of Heard Park and need a good playground to entertain under 6 year olds particularly.

    Terry Anderson5 asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your feedback, it will be recorded and taken into account with everything received during this consultation.  Feedback will help inform the Waitematā Local Boards decision on any changes to this Concept plan, before it is finalised and formally adopted.


    Regards

    The project team

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    Hi, is there a map or some sort of concept illustration? The concept plan as presented lacks any sort of detail and the vague information given aren't concepts really, for example 'Connected' is only a word not a concept in terms of a park. The terms offered are truly meaningless. Where can more tangible information be found?

    ThisIsRidiculous asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question:

    Please find the detailed concept plan and 3D render on this page under the documents heading on the right. We trust this document provides the level of detail you are asking for.

    Regards 

    The project team