Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Takapuna holiday park gets green light

A modern, fit-for-purpose campground at the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park in Auckland is a step closer, with Devonport-Takapuna Local Board giving landowner approval for works to prepare and develop the site.

Chair of Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, Aidan Bennett says the decision would allow the project to “get moving”.

“We look forward to watching the transformation of a site dear to the heart of many locals,” she said.

General Manager of Assets and Delivery of Panuku, Marian Webb says the much-loved holiday park would be an asset for the community for the next 30 years.

“Now that we have landowner approval for the works, we are a step closer to helping the new owners realise their vision and masterplan for the campground,” she said.

The design will include a central communal area with kitchen and dining facilities, as well as three satellite bathrooms.

Energy efficiency and recycling technology will be incorporated wherever possible. The design will also include reflections on ancient Māori history and the unique geology of the area.

To make way for the upgraded facility some buildings will need to be removed from the site including the amenities block, a cabin and the former manager’s accommodation, as well as some work to protect the site and its prospective campers from coastal and stormwater flooding.

The site will largely remain open for business during the staged upgrade but will close briefly for major construction.

The board made the decision at its 16 March business meeting. 

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