Lagoon Edge Reserve upgrade Panmure
2023 - TBC
Lagoon edge refers to an area next to Panmure basin.
There is a series of improvements planned (as part of the Panmure Masterplan) which incorporate the area known as 'lagoon edge'.
The finalised design includes feedback provided by the public, the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, mana whenua, and key stakeholders.
Planned improvements include:
- New amenities. This will include new seating, picnic tables, drinking fountains, signage, artwork, cycle parking, lighting, and a skatepark spectator area.
- More public space in the reserve for recreational purposes. We will relocate part of the Lagoon Pool and Leisure Centre fence line to achieve this.
- Improved pathways. These will provide better access to both the lagoon and Panmure Town Centre and make the reserve more pedestrian-friendly and accessible.
- A new planted buffer between the reserve and busy Lagoon Drive. This will improve pedestrian safety as the current footpath is directly beside the road.
- Improved sightlines and views of the lagoon. We’ll remove some unnecessary fencing and the existing poorly located public toilets to do this.
- A new public toilet facility. This will be conveniently located by the public carpark and cycle parking.
- The creation of different spaces to cater for a range of users. For example, there will be a new area for children and families to enjoy, and a new terraced lawn with panoramic views of the lagoon for people to sit and take in the view.
- New landscaping and native trees and planting. This will improve biodiversity, wildlife habitat, water quality in the lagoon and other environmental outcomes, to help reduce the impact of climate change.
Improvements to Lagoon Edge Reserve are due to start in mid-2024 and are expected to be completed by mid-2025.
The reserve will be closed to the public during construction although public access to the lagoon will be maintained at all times.
The Maungarei Walking and Cycling Connection
This is a separate project to improve the connection from the reserve and lagoon to Maungarei (Mt Wellinton). For those on bikes and pedestrians, we plan to create a safer recreational link between these two prominent and significant local landmarks.
This project is due to start in mid-2025 and be completed by mid-2026.
See here for more details: Maungarei Walking and Cycling Connection, Panmure