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Your voice for Orākei
Find out more
We need your support and input to help us
shape a stronger future for our area and to
bring these aspirations to life. To view the
Orakei Local Board Plan and fnd out more about
how you can play your part, please contact us.
09 521 7021
Shop 25, Meadowbank Shopping Centre,
35 St Johns Road, Meadowbank
Orākei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, St Johns, Stonefelds,
Meadowbank, Remuera and parts of Ellerslie
In the boards frst year,
signifcant milestones were
achieved with completion
of stages one and two of
the popular Orakei Basin
But progress didnt stop there when
you as a community called for an
urgent further extension to get people
safely across the busy Orakei Road.
We supported the clear view that this
addition was essential to provide a safe
point for pedestrians wishing to cross
Orakei Road to get to the rail station,
commercial businesses on Orakei Point
or to further their commute.
Timing was crucial from a cost and
implementation perspective. The board
advocated strongly with KiwiRail and
Auckland Transport to action this
section of the walkway at the same
time as rail and road improvements
were carried out.
Board members are continually
committed to being fnancially prudent
under tight budgetary constraints and
this collaborative approach has saved
ratepayers hundreds of thousands of
Do you feel safe?
Are you worried about safety and crime in your
community? Would you like to be part of a safety
solution for your area?
If so, the Orakei Local Board would like to hear from you.
The board has already worked with the Ellerslie
Business Association to start Community Patrolling in
the suburb of Ellerslie.
It is now working with local residents in the Victoria
Avenue area of Remuera and via a cottage meeting,
residents will fnd out whats involved and the benefts
of patrols from community policing and neighbourhood
If you are interested in learning more, please contact
the Orakei Local Board using the details below.
Orakei Local Board Chair Desley Simpson, Board Member Ken Baguley (left) and Nick Seymour,
project director rail improvements, open the new walkway extension.
Another walkway win
dollars says Desley Simpson, Chair of
the Orakei Local Board.
Upgrading the Orakei Basin and
making the most of this special place
has been of high importance working
with Council-Controlled Organisations
and other partners has allowed us to do
that with minimum impact on limited
After celebrating completion of the
latest works, the board immediately
shifted its focus to a new concern
expressed by walkway users the poor
state of the steps leading to the Orakei
Road rail overbridge and has already
begun talks with Auckland Transport to
address this issue.
The recent programme of work saw
KiwiRail raise the overbridge to
provide clearance for the overhead
wires that will power the planned new
A wider and higher structure was put
in place that also allowed Auckland
Transport a timely opportunity to
provide better alignment to the bridge,
safer footpaths and traffc lanes and
scope for a future central median.
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