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Great North Road Improvement Plan: Read our Open Letter to AT Board 🤯

The Great North Road improvement plan was approved in 2021, then AT put it on hold. Here’s our last ditch effort to get it back on track…

Great North Road improvement plan - street design
Great North Road improvement plan – street design
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New Committee for 2023

The GLRA held a well-attended AGM at the RSC on March 6. We were very pleased to have Local Board members Genevieve Sage, Alex Bonham and Greg Moyle in attendance.

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Great North Road Improvements – Open Letter to AT

Great North Road improvements and linking routes map
Great North Road improvements and linking routes map

Yesterday we wrote to the Board of AT confirming our support for the Great North Road Improvements programme, and two other road programmes.

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How Plan Change 78 (Intensification Rules) Affects Grey Lynn

Plan Change 78 could mean these Grey Lynn villas are zoned for apartment buildings unless the "special character" overlay is retained
Plan Change 78 rezones these properties in Selbourne St to allow 5-storey apartment buildings as they are within 200m of Grey Lynn Local Centre (Surrey Cres Shops) – a local shopping centre that Council considers “large”. They are currently zoned single house and are not covered by the special character overlay.

The proposed Plan Change 78 rezones all Auckland suburbs. It is open for submissions until 29 September 2022. Make sure you have your say!

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Petition to Ban Private Helicopter Use in Residential Auckland

Potential helicopter landing pad sites in Coxs Bay, Westmere, Auckland, which would threaten important roosting and foraging site for threatened indigenous birds.

Sign Quiet Sky Waitematā’s petition to ban private helicopter use in residential Auckland areas to protect fauna & flora, and community amenity values.

A resource consent application for helicopter activity at 38 Rawene Ave, Westmere is requesting four movements per day, which is 1,460 landings and takeoffs per year.

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Efeso Collins in conversation with Simon Wilson

Efeso Collins in conversation with Simon Wilson

Community Notice of event this weekend. Find out more about mayoral candidate Efeso Collins – both his policies and Efeso the person.

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GLRA submission on Government’s new housing rules

Urban development in Grey Lynn
An example of urban development in Grey Lynn

Last month Auckland Council sought feedback on their preliminary response to Government’s new housing rules. We submitted on your behalf…

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Now Is the Time to Make Your Voice Heard on the Future of Grey Lynn

Most of you will have heard by now about Auckland Council’s planning maps which show the potential for a radically reshaped city. The Council is asking for feedback on this from residents, and this blog sets out to explain to Grey Lynn residents how you can submit your views.

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Where Have All The Awnings Gone?

The Turing apartments by Ockham on Great North Road, Grey Lynn

The April “Apartment Special” issue of Ponsonby News set us thinking… How do the featured developments compare to the published findings of the Community-led Vision for Great North Road?

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Grey Lynn News July 2021

Grey Lynn News
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Love your local park

Great things happen when Grey Lynn-ers get together. The transformation of Hakanoa and Wellpark Reserves are two recent examples join us at Grey Lynn Community Centre on Wednesday 28 July to hear how they did it and get your favourite green space next on the list.

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Home Street welcomes Matariki

A light-covered star marks Matariki on the steps of Home St Reserve, Arch Hill

More than 100 children, parents, grandparents and residents braved a chilly but perfectly clear evening to celebrate the start of Matariki at the recently regenerated Home Street Reserve in Arch Hill.

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Change on the horizon as Council drops plan

Plan Change 26 - which rules apply in Special Character areas?

Auckland Council have advised us that they have decided to withdraw Plan Change 26.

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Expert backs bold vision for Grey Lynn’s Great North Road

A senior University of Auckland architecture lecturer has lent his voice to the call for Auckland Transport (AT) to listen to the community before rushing through any changes to Great North Road.

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Grey Lynn Primary traffic-calming trial

Street artwork being used in the Grey Lynn Primary traffic-calming trial was chosen by the school and weaves together Pasifika and Māori designs

Auckland Transport is about to begin a trial to reduce speed and improve the safety of students of Grey Lynn Primary School on Surrey Crescent. 

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Cooper Street reserve on the chopping block?

We were disappointed to see that the Council’s property arm Panuku is proposing to sell the reserve at 36 Cooper Street, Arch Hill. 

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Take your pick: two revamped Grey Lynn playgrounds worth a visit

Building work is now complete on the playgrounds of two of our favourite local parks. 

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New GLRA Committee Elected

Grey Lynn Residents Association is set for a big year of activity in 2021 and the new GLRA committee is ready for action.

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Grey Lynn News – November 2020 – Parking Tickets & More!

Grey Lynn News

Residents ticketed for parking in own driveways; new loo worth a view; rediscovering Bullock Track; and more in Grey Lynn News this month…

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Rediscovering Bullock Track Bush

Bullock Track Bush, Western Springs
Bullock Track Bush, right on the border of Western Springs and Grey Lynn.

Bullock Track Bush is rich with native specimens. Some may even pre-date human arrival. Find out about Forest & Bird’s restoration project…

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Locals transform Hakanoa Reserve

Hakanoa Reserve

Around Grey Lynn are pockets of green on public land tended by residents. We profile Hakanoa Reserve bee gardens and other green initiatives.

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Grey Lynn News – Keeping Up with the Cohaus & More!

Grey Lynn News

Welcome to Grey Lynn News for Oct 2020: Keeping up with the Cohaus. Beating the water shortage. Get biking & get free stuff! And more…

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Keeping up with the Cohaus

Grey Lynn News - Cohaus

Grey Lynn’s big Cohaus shared-living development on Surrey Crescent is on track for completion as planned despite Covid-19 delays.

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Our tree is dead – long live the tree!

Grey Lynn News - Army tree

The historic and iconic tree outside the Army building on Great North Road has overlooked the Grey Lynn ridge for 150 years. Not any more.

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Auckland Water Shortage: How to Beat the Drought

Grey Lynn News - Auckland water shortage

So, it’s official. Another Auckland water shortage faces us this summer and already a ban on watering our gardens is in place. What to do?

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