About the project
We have transformed Hurstmere Road into a more open, vibrant, greener and accessible retail destination with upgraded infrastructure that future proofs Takapuna for decades to come.
New streetscape features include a dedicated cycle lane, wider high-quality pavements, new timber seating and stonework walls, offering more space for pedestrians, outdoor dining and events. New energy-efficient lighting has improved safety at night.
The street is now greener with native plantings, including mature Puriri and Tī kōuka trees in 16 garden beds and eight stormwater rain gardens, which are actively collecting rainwater and filtering out street pollutants.
Hurstmere Road is now one-way for north-bound traffic between Lake Road and Anzac Street with a safer speed limit of 30km, reducing vehicle dominance and making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Twenty-four new carparks and two mobility parks are now available, as well as four loading zones.
Ageing infrastructure has been replaced, including laying a new road to replace the old subsiding carriageway. New PVC pipes have replaced the old cast iron water main running along both sides of the road.
The transformation project was completed in November 2021.
The Hurstmere Road transformation is part of a wider programme of works for Takapuna. Auckland Council is collaborating with Eke Panuku Development Auckland to create a safer and better-connected Takapuna town centre. For more information, visit panuku.co.nz/takapuna.
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