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Huron and Northcroft street improvements - Takapuna



Indicative image of road painting on Huron Street


Testing new street layouts to make them more welcoming for people

Takapuna’s Huron and Northcroft streets have long been viewed as windy streets that are unpleasant for people. They are also on a critical walking route between the new car park building, Toka Puia, and the future Takapuna town square.

We’re working with the community to try out some new ideas on these streets from June 2021 to make them more people-friendly, safe and accessible to everyone.

The ideas came from a series of co-design sessions with the local community in late 2020.

The trial is only temporary – whether the changes become long-term depends on the success of the trial against project objectives and feedback from the community.

However you travel, it’s a great opportunity to be part of shaping Takapuna for the future.

The trial is only temporary. Let us know what you think. Queries and feedback options will be listed below. (Accepting submissions from Monday 14th June)


What are the temporary changes?

Pedestrian safety, slower vehicle speeds, wider and more even footpaths, improvements managing bus traffic and better-designed parking were some of the key issues and opportunities raised when designing improvements to Huron and Northcroft streets.

As a result, the trial design includes:

  • Speed cushions to slow traffic
  • New pedestrian island on Lake Road
  • New median strip on Northcroft Street to make it easier for people crossing the street
  • New traffic island on Northcroft Street to slow traffic
  • Rearranging some of the car parks on Huron Street to create a wider footpath and make it easier for people crossing the street
  • Two new mobility parks on Northcroft Street
  • Decorative planter boxes
  • Creation of wind and rain shelters along Huron Street
  • Colourful painting on the road and pavement.

The trial will not affect the bus routes, frequency of buses, or bus layover spaces.


Preview of temporary trial elements on Huron Street. View the full plan for both Huron and Northcroft streets here.


When and where are the changes happening?

The installation will commence from Sunday 13 June (weather permitting) on the sections of Huron Street and Northcroft Street between Auburn Street and Lake Road.

The works will be carried out in the evening to prevent disruption to people, businesses and traffic during the day.

The works are expected to take up to 20 days to complete (weather permitting) and will be completed in stages across both streets.


What do you think about the temporary changes?

The temporary changes will be trialled through June and July 2021. During this time, the feedback of the community will be captured and considered as part of the review process to assess a long-term design solution for these streets. Let us know your feedback on the temporary changes by filling in the survey form below (Accepting submissions from Monday 14th June)


What has happened to date?

In late 2020 we met with surrounding businesses and residents of Huron and Northcroft streets. A co-design drop-in session in November was visited by 18 members of the local community, while a similar session with residents of a nearby apartment building attracted 20 people. Further feedback was gathered through methods including door knocking, flyer drop, emails and phone calls.

During these conversations, we identified a number of issues and concerns that the local community would like to see prioritised in any design improvements.

Pedestrian safety, slower vehicle speeds, wider and more even footpaths, improvements managing bus traffic and better-designed parking were some of the key issues and opportunities raised when designing improvements to Huron and Northcroft streets.

The ideas and experiences shared for these streets and their immediate surroundings helped us develop some initial ideas that we shared with the local community in February and March 2021.

This process led to refinements in the design which will be further tested with the wider community over the coming months.

The trial is a great opportunity for the local community to help shape the long-term design of the Takapuna town centre.






Huron and Northcroft street improvements - Takapuna



Indicative image of road painting on Huron Street


Testing new street layouts to make them more welcoming for people

Takapuna’s Huron and Northcroft streets have long been viewed as windy streets that are unpleasant for people. They are also on a critical walking route between the new car park building, Toka Puia, and the future Takapuna town square.

We’re working with the community to try out some new ideas on these streets from June 2021 to make them more people-friendly, safe and accessible to everyone.

The ideas came from a series of co-design sessions with the local community in late 2020.

The trial is only temporary – whether the changes become long-term depends on the success of the trial against project objectives and feedback from the community.

However you travel, it’s a great opportunity to be part of shaping Takapuna for the future.

The trial is only temporary. Let us know what you think. Queries and feedback options will be listed below. (Accepting submissions from Monday 14th June)


What are the temporary changes?

Pedestrian safety, slower vehicle speeds, wider and more even footpaths, improvements managing bus traffic and better-designed parking were some of the key issues and opportunities raised when designing improvements to Huron and Northcroft streets.

As a result, the trial design includes:

  • Speed cushions to slow traffic
  • New pedestrian island on Lake Road
  • New median strip on Northcroft Street to make it easier for people crossing the street
  • New traffic island on Northcroft Street to slow traffic
  • Rearranging some of the car parks on Huron Street to create a wider footpath and make it easier for people crossing the street
  • Two new mobility parks on Northcroft Street
  • Decorative planter boxes
  • Creation of wind and rain shelters along Huron Street
  • Colourful painting on the road and pavement.

The trial will not affect the bus routes, frequency of buses, or bus layover spaces.


Preview of temporary trial elements on Huron Street. View the full plan for both Huron and Northcroft streets here.


When and where are the changes happening?

The installation will commence from Sunday 13 June (weather permitting) on the sections of Huron Street and Northcroft Street between Auburn Street and Lake Road.

The works will be carried out in the evening to prevent disruption to people, businesses and traffic during the day.

The works are expected to take up to 20 days to complete (weather permitting) and will be completed in stages across both streets.


What do you think about the temporary changes?

The temporary changes will be trialled through June and July 2021. During this time, the feedback of the community will be captured and considered as part of the review process to assess a long-term design solution for these streets. Let us know your feedback on the temporary changes by filling in the survey form below (Accepting submissions from Monday 14th June)


What has happened to date?

In late 2020 we met with surrounding businesses and residents of Huron and Northcroft streets. A co-design drop-in session in November was visited by 18 members of the local community, while a similar session with residents of a nearby apartment building attracted 20 people. Further feedback was gathered through methods including door knocking, flyer drop, emails and phone calls.

During these conversations, we identified a number of issues and concerns that the local community would like to see prioritised in any design improvements.

Pedestrian safety, slower vehicle speeds, wider and more even footpaths, improvements managing bus traffic and better-designed parking were some of the key issues and opportunities raised when designing improvements to Huron and Northcroft streets.

The ideas and experiences shared for these streets and their immediate surroundings helped us develop some initial ideas that we shared with the local community in February and March 2021.

This process led to refinements in the design which will be further tested with the wider community over the coming months.

The trial is a great opportunity for the local community to help shape the long-term design of the Takapuna town centre.






  • We’re testing new street layouts on Huron and Northcroft streets to make them more welcoming for people moving around Takapuna.

    We want to hear from you.

    The trial will start in June 2021. Community feedback and observations from the trial will feed into the development of a long-term solution.

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