The continuing saga of Wellsford Centennial Park’s future – and when, if and how its facilities will be redeveloped – has reached yet another stage.
Auckland Council is currently seeking public feedback on what people want to see at the park so that it can develop a draft masterplan for the 16 hectare sportsground. That draft masterplan will then go out for public consultation later in the year.
To start that process off, an online ‘drop-in’ session was held on April 12 and forms for written feedback are available at Wellsford Library until April 30.
The development of a new masterplan for Centennial Park was originally due to start in March last year, after Rodney Local Board voted to endorse the idea, which itself came from a Council needs assessment report that looked at future community sport and recreation needs in 2020. That ‘desktop review’ raised a few eyebrows locally, when it concluded that just one tennis court would be sufficient for Wellsford and the surrounding area’s future needs.
A Council spokesperson said the Centennial Park masterplan was still in its very early stages.
“Council staff are working with key stakeholders to identify future priority uses for Centennial Park, which builds on research undertaken by Council and the Wellsford Sport Collective,” she said.
“Written feedback closes on April 30. The next step is preparing a draft masterplan, which the Rodney Local Board will approve for consultation.”
That draft plan will then be published on Council’s ‘Have Your Say’ website and there will be another drop-in session for community feedback.
Info: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 695427 for a feedback form, or email feedback to email@example.com by April 30.