The realisation of Ponsonby Park, the new civic space at 254 Ponsonby Road, has been temporarily delayed due to the impact of Covid-19 on the Auckland Council budget. Fortunately, in the meantime, there is a consultation that you can submit to in support of Ponsonby Park.
Although the physical development of the civic space will be delayed, continuing to progress through the Design & Planning stage now makes practical and financial sense. The momentum for the development is maintained, jobs are created without committing to the full Capex (capital expenditure) at this time, and the community is rewarded for all the ongoing support and effort that has been put into the project to date.
We further suggest that Ponsonby Park be provided with a meaningful and symbolic physical presence on Ponsonby Road in the meantime. That a portion of the site at 254 Ponsonby Road be made available for the community, and beautified as a place for people to meet, gather, rest, and relax – until the project can be fully completed.
Ponsonby Park – we’ve already waited so long…
Please make your submission in support of Ponsonby Park today, as well as the other issues you are passionate about – submissions close soon, on 13th August.