Newlands Park upgrade

Status Closed
Start date 22 July 2019
Closed date 12 August 2019

What happened to this consultation?

We recently asked for your thoughts and suggestions on the proposed upgrade at Newlands Park.

Feedback was gathered through an online survey (open from Friday 19 July to Monday 12 August), and at a community drop-in session at Newlands Community Centre on Sunday 28 July.

The council is now working through the feedback received, and will make some further changes to the concept plan. The revised concept plan will be presented to the public in September.

Proposed changes

The upgrade at Newlands Park will focus on:

  • Playground development – a brand new area adjacent to the skate park with play equipment focused on toddlers up to primary age children. 
  • All-weather casual recreation area – a new non-bookable facility with all-weather surface for ball sports and other activities.
  • Basketball play area – a new half-court facility.
  • Upgrading the skate park – introducing new features within the existing location.
  • Installation of picnic and barbecue area – a new recreational space where families can gather.
  • Providing public toilets – new facilities to be located close to the play space.
  • Improving pedestrian access.
  • Improving vehicle access and parking facilities – we have a number of physical constraints but will look at a potential new entrance and drop-off area, and development of a limited number of parking spaces.
  • Creating an all-weather perimeter path – around both levels of the park.
  • Ecological enhancement and connectivity – improving links between green networks in Newlands, Paparangi and the northern suburbs. 

Proposal document

Map (6.5MB PDF)

Next steps

Phase two: Further concept development

  • End September 2019: Revised concept plan presented to the public – feedback open for two weeks.
  • Mid October 2019: Feedback on revised concept plan closes.
  • Mid November 2019: Final designs presented to the public.

Phase three: Construction

  • Dates to be confirmed

More information

David Halliday, Project Manager Open Space
Parks, Sports and Recreation
Email: Playground.Upgrades@wcc.govt.nz