Pukekohe Streets for People - tell us what you think

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Creating community-focused streets together

From April 2021, the Pukekohe Town Centre will go through a series of exciting temporary trials to be rolled out in stages on King Street and Devon Lane.

We will be trialling a series of temporary activities to enhance the vibrancy of Pukekohe’s town centre.

This project focuses on making it safer for people to walk around Pukekohe as well as creating space for outdoor dining and trialling the market into the town square.

These trials are part of the ‘Pukekohe Streets for People’ project – led by Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) and Auckland Transport. The majority of the project is funded by Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) through their Innovating Streets programme, which funds community-based initiatives to make streets safer and more liveable. The concepts were informed by a series of co-design sessions with a local stakeholder advisory group, local businesses and youth.

Now, we're installing these temporary changes, and we want to know what you think about them. Use the form below to tell us what's working, what isn't and any ideas you have for improvements.

We'll be listening to your feedback throughout the trial, up until 12 June 2021.


The temporary trials

The temporary trials are focused on King Street and Devon Lane and are designed to bring safe streets and vibrant places to the heart of Pukekohe.

The trials are informed by feedback gathered over the last six months through a local advisory group, business and youth workshops, and drop-in sessions.

King Street temporary upgrade – installation underway

King Street is now one-way from Hall St to the roundabout. Please see the map above for alternate routes. The new layout creates a safe space for people to walk and opportunities for outdoor dining.

Concrete blocks have been installed and new lines painted. This is the first stage in the process to make sure the new layout is safe and functional. Tweaks are being made where necessary.

The next step is making the new space on King Street more attractive. This includes plants, new tables and chairs, and trialling the markets and Veggie Basket festival in the town square. These initiatives are designed to bring more foot traffic into town,


Devon Lane shared space (indicative image)


Devon Lane temporary upgrade – installation currently underway

Devon Lane is now temporarily one-way. Entry is available from Edinburgh Street and exit via Queen Street. Please take extra care moving through Devon Lane while everyone gets used to the trial one-way system.

During the trial, Devon Lane will become a shared space, creating more room for people to walk safely, while improving road safety for drivers. It also makes it easier for people to park in the Farmers carpark and walk to the town centre. Should the trial be a success, a long-term road art design can be developed in partnership with the community.

Full installation of the trial is expected to take a week, depending on weather. All road works will take place at night.


Trial approach

We are taking a ‘trial’ approach which means we will test and tweak ideas to see how well they work. The trial starts in April 2021 and runs until 30 June 2021. The projects will be installed in stages, starting in King St and moving on to Devon Lane.

Throughout the trial, we’ll listen to feedback from the Pukekohe community and make adjustments based on what they tell us. We will also be surveying people and monitoring things like traffic flow and numbers of people walking as part of the trial.

The long-term future of these projects will be assessed from the end of June. If the Pukekohe community is happy with these changes, we’ll keep them.


Installation process (images are reference only)



  1. Test layout: Temporary, affordable items will be installed to test the layout.
  2. Interim installation: Once the layout is installed, semi-permanent items will be installed. These could be in place on a short-term basis or for up to two years.
  3. Permanent installation: If the Pukekohe community is happy with these changes, we'll install a long-term solution (e.g. extend pavements along King Street, pocket parks etc.).


Involving the local community


The Pukekohe Streets for People project has been working with and in the local Pukekohe community from late 2020.

The current plans have been developed through a series of co-design sessions with a local advisory panel held in late 2020 and early 2021. This panel includes representatives from Pukekohe Business Association, local organisations such as Toimauri Collective, the Franklin Markets, Vakatautua and various Auckland Council departments (Franklin Arts Centre, Panuku, the Franklin Local Board and Community Empowerment).

There have also been co-design sessions with local businesses, a workshop with youth, and drop-in sessions in the town centre. The feedback gathered from these workshops have informed the Pukekohe Streets for People plans.

The next step is to see how these ideas work in practice – and listen to the people who use these places to find out what’s working and what isn’t. We are especially interested in your feedback about these trials once they are installed and we will continue accepting feedback until 12 June 2021.

Please tell us what you think of these changes - your feedback will help to inform the future plans for Pukekohe Town Centre.

Creating community-focused streets together

From April 2021, the Pukekohe Town Centre will go through a series of exciting temporary trials to be rolled out in stages on King Street and Devon Lane.

We will be trialling a series of temporary activities to enhance the vibrancy of Pukekohe’s town centre.

This project focuses on making it safer for people to walk around Pukekohe as well as creating space for outdoor dining and trialling the market into the town square.

These trials are part of the ‘Pukekohe Streets for People’ project – led by Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) and Auckland Transport. The majority of the project is funded by Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) through their Innovating Streets programme, which funds community-based initiatives to make streets safer and more liveable. The concepts were informed by a series of co-design sessions with a local stakeholder advisory group, local businesses and youth.

Now, we're installing these temporary changes, and we want to know what you think about them. Use the form below to tell us what's working, what isn't and any ideas you have for improvements.

We'll be listening to your feedback throughout the trial, up until 12 June 2021.


The temporary trials

The temporary trials are focused on King Street and Devon Lane and are designed to bring safe streets and vibrant places to the heart of Pukekohe.

The trials are informed by feedback gathered over the last six months through a local advisory group, business and youth workshops, and drop-in sessions.

King Street temporary upgrade – installation underway

King Street is now one-way from Hall St to the roundabout. Please see the map above for alternate routes. The new layout creates a safe space for people to walk and opportunities for outdoor dining.

Concrete blocks have been installed and new lines painted. This is the first stage in the process to make sure the new layout is safe and functional. Tweaks are being made where necessary.

The next step is making the new space on King Street more attractive. This includes plants, new tables and chairs, and trialling the markets and Veggie Basket festival in the town square. These initiatives are designed to bring more foot traffic into town,


Devon Lane shared space (indicative image)


Devon Lane temporary upgrade – installation currently underway

Devon Lane is now temporarily one-way. Entry is available from Edinburgh Street and exit via Queen Street. Please take extra care moving through Devon Lane while everyone gets used to the trial one-way system.

During the trial, Devon Lane will become a shared space, creating more room for people to walk safely, while improving road safety for drivers. It also makes it easier for people to park in the Farmers carpark and walk to the town centre. Should the trial be a success, a long-term road art design can be developed in partnership with the community.

Full installation of the trial is expected to take a week, depending on weather. All road works will take place at night.


Trial approach

We are taking a ‘trial’ approach which means we will test and tweak ideas to see how well they work. The trial starts in April 2021 and runs until 30 June 2021. The projects will be installed in stages, starting in King St and moving on to Devon Lane.

Throughout the trial, we’ll listen to feedback from the Pukekohe community and make adjustments based on what they tell us. We will also be surveying people and monitoring things like traffic flow and numbers of people walking as part of the trial.

The long-term future of these projects will be assessed from the end of June. If the Pukekohe community is happy with these changes, we’ll keep them.


Installation process (images are reference only)



  1. Test layout: Temporary, affordable items will be installed to test the layout.
  2. Interim installation: Once the layout is installed, semi-permanent items will be installed. These could be in place on a short-term basis or for up to two years.
  3. Permanent installation: If the Pukekohe community is happy with these changes, we'll install a long-term solution (e.g. extend pavements along King Street, pocket parks etc.).


Involving the local community


The Pukekohe Streets for People project has been working with and in the local Pukekohe community from late 2020.

The current plans have been developed through a series of co-design sessions with a local advisory panel held in late 2020 and early 2021. This panel includes representatives from Pukekohe Business Association, local organisations such as Toimauri Collective, the Franklin Markets, Vakatautua and various Auckland Council departments (Franklin Arts Centre, Panuku, the Franklin Local Board and Community Empowerment).

There have also been co-design sessions with local businesses, a workshop with youth, and drop-in sessions in the town centre. The feedback gathered from these workshops have informed the Pukekohe Streets for People plans.

The next step is to see how these ideas work in practice – and listen to the people who use these places to find out what’s working and what isn’t. We are especially interested in your feedback about these trials once they are installed and we will continue accepting feedback until 12 June 2021.

Please tell us what you think of these changes - your feedback will help to inform the future plans for Pukekohe Town Centre.

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