A New Heart for Takapuna
New concept design endorsed for Takapuna town square
The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board have endorsed Isthmus concept design for Takapuna Square. The design undertaken in partnership with mana whenua appointed representatives, Angell and Vern Rosier, references the underground springs flowing from Lake Pupuke to Takapuna Beach and builds upon the meaning of Takapuna—Taka; to collect, gather, assemble and Puna; spring, water, life
The town square will be a place where people can come together to meet and relax, children can play and celebrations can be held. The design is the result of local feedback and expert master-planning which will give Takapuna a new heart.
Aidan Bennett, Chair of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, says the design is fantastic and will further enhance the desire of locals to connect the town centre to the beach.
“It’s no secret I have been a big supporter of this type of progress for Takapuna, so it warms my heart to see plans such as this nearing fruition.”
Over June and July, Panuku Development Auckland in collaboration with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board will undertake a public engagement process to seek views on whether the design meets the objectives that were identified through previous community engagement between 2017–2018. Following this, the plan will move into the final detailed design phase, with a target construction start date of early-mid 2021.
To find out more see Panuku Development Auckland