You’ve probably noticed that Freeland Reserve looks quite different at the moment and is buzzing with activity. Here’s what’s happening.
Kāinga Ora has been working closely with Healthy Waters (Auckland Council) to plan stormwater upgrades within Freeland Reserve. These upgrades will significantly decrease flooding and improve water quality to the area, and allow us to carry out additional overall improvements to the reserve and its amenities. Construction is expected to take about 18 months to complete, with the first stage involving stormwater upgrades, now underway.
We’re sure that you’ll have noticed lots of activity in Freeland Reserve recently, with Piritahi, who are delivering the project, working hard to get the ground ready for the installation of new stormwater pipes. Very soon you’ll also notice some new fence signage go up around the reserve, which tells the story of what we’re up to and how great this community space will look once works are complete.
Once the entire Freeland Reserve upgrade is complete, residents can expect a new paved walkway, footbridges, a viewing platform and new landscaping including native vegetation along the stream bed, which is part of Te Auaunga Awa (Oakley Creek). These highly anticipated upgrades will also directly link to the improvement of Freeland Avenue and the creation of ‘Play Street’, all of which will create the framework for a healthier and safer community.