Work is underway on three significant projects that will further add to the already fantastic open spaces on offer at Hobsonville Point. These are being delivered as part of Te Ara Manawa – the Hobsonville Point Coastal Walkway.
The former Rifle Range near Bomb Point/Te Onekiritea Point is getting a substantial makeover, with the existing buildings to be retained. Hobsonville Land Company Precinct Director, Robert Graham, says “the existing layout of the old Rifle Range buildings are ideal as a space for small, informal gatherings where visitors can play or listen to music or performances”.
This space is being designed with youth in mind and will include permanent table tennis tables and public toilets. The area will be vested with Auckland Council who will take over its management once work is completed before this coming summer.
Robert is also overseeing the development of Harrier Point Park, located above Launch Road and The Landing with stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour. There will be a picnic and BBQ area with room to kick a ball and fly a kite. A flying fox, bucket swing and a significant artwork that doubles as play equipment will also be installed.
The third significant project is the two bridges being built across Isitt Gully (pictured) and Cochrane Gully, off Buckley Avenue. These bridges will enable visitors to get up into the tree canopy. Work on the bridges is already underway and will be complete by September 2016.