Imagine a big, new park in your neighbourhood.
- Open space to play, picnic, stroll, jog and take the kids
- Restore the stream (currently a concrete-lined drain) improving habitat and water quality to the harbour
- Plant thousands of native trees to bring birds back to the park
- A new path connecting Mt Albert to the Northwestern Cycleway
- Two new, desperately needed sports fields for local children
- Space for a replacement swimming pool when needed
And improved golfing facilities too.
- A new 9-hole course to meet the trend for shorter golf rounds
- An all-weather driving range
- Practice greens
- Refreshed clubhouse
We’re excited about the plan because it means Chamberlain Park will provide wonderful spaces for all people to enjoy – especially those who live nearby.
Why change is needed.
- Currently only golfers use Chamberlain Park but their numbers are declining, and the number of 18-hole games is dropping even further.
- By opening up half the park, we gain roughly three Coyle Parks’ worth of open space for the thousands of families who live nearby.
- It creates a new local park in an area with a growing population, provides playing fields and restores a kilometre of degraded stream.
- Albert-Eden and Waitematā Local Boards have the least open space per person in NZ
- Albert-Eden has a critical shortage of sports fields, forcing local clubs to limit new players.
- Waitītiko-Meola Creek is polluted and needs riparian planting.
- There are more than 30 golf courses in Auckland, most of which welcome casual players.
- Casual golfers at Chamberlain Park are more likely to play 9 holes than 18 holes.
- Significantly more people will be able to use the park.
- The park will remain open space and not used for housing.
- While some trees will be removed, thousands more will be planted to create a natural habitat for native wildlife.
We acknowledge the change from 18 holes to a new layout, driving range and practice greens will impact golfers. We would like to thank them for sharing this valuable land with local residents, so everyone can benefit.
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