Out of the darkness comes light!

The lights at each end of the footbridge between Woodside Reserve/Rd and Sunline Avenue have now been switched on along with several in Woodside Reserve which run alongside the path. The lights are the same as the ones installed in Riverpark Reserve and are really bright. Neighbours report that the lights are still on at 2am so we will be investigating exactly what hours they are operational as the lights in Riverpark Reserve are turned off at about 11:15pm. It’s fantastic to finally have this lighting project complete.

Our grateful thanks go to the Massey Community Board who initially supported the project and all the Auckland Council staff who were involved in working with us from the start of the project (Mandy McMullin, Graeme Davies, Mark Miller, Ian Lamont) and then implementing the project through designs, consents and installation. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the efforts of Mark Miller who kept us regularly informed on progress over a long period of time and Ian Lamont who inherited the project from Mark and coordinated the planting by the footbridge. The fence adjacent to the bridge is a major target for tagging so we hope that people will report the tagging to Auckland Council or TagOut Trust as soon as they see it so that the area is kept clean. People should also report any rubbish dumping to Auckland Council by telephone or online form.

Read the background story to this project.

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Lighting project almost complete…

It’s been exciting seeing the lights being installed for the Woodside Rd/Sunline Ave footbridge and adjacent park area. Our group has been working on this project since September 2010 and we are delighted that it’s finally happening.

Contractors have been busy putting in the necessary wiring and the posts have also now gone in. The path had to be moved because of the design for the lighting but this has worked out well as the new path follows the same route that many people were taking as a shortcut anyway. Lights are due to be switched on within 2 weeks. Thanks go to our committee member Ian Miller for taking these great photos of the work in progress… Read the full background story and watch this space for the final photos in a few weeks!