The Clayton’s Clarence St Upgrade

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

Local Board Chair Chris Darby had stern words for council official Vince Flam

Local Board Chair Chris Darby had stern words for council official Vince Flam

Just when you thought the Clarence St upgrade was progressing, it’s not! Due to a lack of communication between the council and Auckland Transport, the work that had begun but has now stopped was not part of the upgrade plan at all.

In fact, when the real upgrade begins sometime after the RWC, what you can see has been modified will largely have to be destroyed to make way for the proper Clarence St upgrade.

Local board Chair Chris Darby expressed his frustration, but said it was a consequence of the supercity still bedding in, and the division of responsibilities being finalised.

The Speculator has also learned that the new pedestrian crossing on King Edward Parade is also temporary, and will be ripped up and replaced at a later date when the wharf upgrade begins.


  1. GB says:

    No surprise, and as I have said before, Clarence st doesn’t need an upgrade, why fix something that aint broke eh, and I had made that clear in my written submission on the matter last year when they called for submissions..Yes leave Clarence st alone councillors and jus concentrate on the wharf getting that made to look like a ‘non-dog’ wonder! 🙂

  2. JL says:

    All the locals knew this work didn’t match the proposed Clarence St transformation into one of council’s so-called ‘peoples places'(???). In fact those who made submissions on the design haven’t yet been informed of the final outcome.
    Hey, it would be interesting to know just how much the unnecessary work cost…..Could the intrepid Speculator detective discover how mush money has been thrown away?

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