About the project
Hurstmere Road is being revitalised to create an open, vibrant beachside retail destination focused on people.
When completed, Hurstmere Road will be a safer, more attractive area for local businesses, residents and visitors. By reducing vehicle dominance, people will enjoy more space and a safer pedestrian experience.
The transformation is well underway with the completion of the intersections at either end of the street, the conversion to a one-way road, and wider high-quality pavements, timber seating, and stonework walls in the finished sections.
The raingardens that have been installed along the street are operating and actively cleaning the water running off Hurstmere Road before it gets to Takapuna Beach. These gardens will be planted with native trees and grasses in the 2021 planting season.
The exciting one-way street design, between Anzac Street and Lake Road, will have wider pavements, a cycleway, more public seating and spaces for outdoor-dining, native tree planting and cleaner stormwater entering the beach.
The design features include:
- a new 1.2m wide cycle lane as part of the roadway
- rain gardens along the street to filter out pollutants that have traditionally run directly into the sea at Takapuna Beach
- a 30km/h speed limit and a level surface
- new loading zones and mobility parking bays along the street
- new energy-efficient lighting and new plantings of native trees
- street furniture to provide places for people to rest and relax
Access to businesses will remain open throughout construction, please continue to shop locally to support Takapuna retail and hospitality businesses.
For a detailed project design see Hurstmere Road Transformation Overview (PDF download 10 MB)
Construction began in May 2020 and is currently in a 'construction pause' until May 2021 due to Emergency Budget funding deferrals. The project will be completed in full by late 2021. You can read more about summer construction break on OurAuckland here
When the project resumes in early May 2021, it will focus on the four remaining sections either side of Hurstmere Green to widen footpaths, install new street furniture and lighting and complete the contra-flow cycleway.
To follow progress of the works, please sign up for updates, or visit John Fillmore Contracting Limited (JFC Ltd.).
Further information, including detailed designs, can be found at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
This project is in collaboration with Panuku Development Auckland to create a safe, accessible and vibrant town centre for Takapuna.
See Takapuna Beach Business Association for further updates and news.
Development Programme Office, Auckland Council
Phone 09 301 0101