Several roads will be closed and greater access provided to pedestrians and cyclists under a draft 20-year master plan for the development of Auckland Domain released today by Auckland Council.
The road circuit around the Auckland Museum and Grandstand Rd between the grandstand and Domain Drive are among road closures included in the plan, which is open for public consultation until February 29.
Artists impressions released by the council show Grandstand Rd being replaced with a landscaped walkway and a carpark near the Wintergarden being turned into a shared space.
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Auckland Domain Committee chairwoman, councillor Christine Fletcher, said plan, which also includes play spaces and new plantings, is focused on long-term stewardship, rather than radical change.
"Auckland Domain is one of Auckland's oldest, largest and most culturally significant parks, loved by generations of Aucklanders and home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum," she says.
"We are responsible for the stewardship of this important civic asset for future generations and we need to ensure the space evolves to meet the needs of a wide range of users for the next 20 years. Feedback from Aucklanders is very important and I urge everyone to have a say while they can."
Aucklanders can view the draft master plan and have their say by completing the online survey at www.shapeauckland.co.nz before 29 February 2016.
Copies of the master plan are available to view at the Parnell and Auckland Central libraries.
There will also be an open day on Saturday 13 February to discuss the draft Auckland Domain master plan. It will be held at the Cricket Pavilion, Grandstand Road, Auckland Domain, from 11am to 2pm.