Avondale Community Workshop

Motu Design facilitates community workshop

A positive opportunity for Avondale !
Join the conversation to help define an Avondale community–led vision document that will be community owned.

This aims to identify key priorities for the people of Avondale;
celebrates the cultural diversity, heritage, unique character and identity of Avondale that is important in shaping its future;

It can inform design and development decisions made by various organisations such as private developers, Panuku, Housing New Zealand and the Whau Local Board.

More information from Motu Design is here

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Protect our Heritage

Proposed changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan seek to recognise the values of 49 historic heritage places, thereby making them subject to the provisions of the Historic Heritage Overlay. Among these our own former Avondale Post Office.

Go to this link to submit your support to this Proposed Plan change. The text you could submit is:

“I write in support of the PROPOSED PLAN CHANGE 7 (PC7) Additions to Schedule 14 Historic Heritage Schedule. I support all buildings mentioned in this document to be added to Schedule 14 Historic Heritage with specific support for the former Avondale Post Office, ID 02799, 1862 Great North Road, Avondale”

This link will give you more information on the building/s that protection is sought for.


Avondale High Level Project Plan by Panuku

Panuku, an Auckland Council town centre regeneration agency,  has purchased the Old 3 Guys site. This land is key to the development of our town centre. Read more here.

Panuku has a plan for the regeneration of Avondale Town Centre. Panuku says that they will consult and work in partnership with the local community. Avondale Community Action, alongside other residents, will stay in dialog with Panuku to ensure that the consultation is happening on a level that is engaging to our community. Click here for a read of the full public version of the HLPP.

Community Ideas Workshop around Activation of Old 3 Guys site

You may have noticed the arrival of 2 large shipping containers on the empty site in our town centre known as the Old 3 Guys site. These shipping containers are part of an Activation Project initiated by Avondale Police and is supported by councils Empowered Communities unit, residents and local organisations.

More then 30 Avondale residents attended this workshop to draw maps with ideas on how to activate this site.

Activation ideas by 5 groups were drawn on maps of the Old 3 guys site and shared with the other groups

Some of the ideas were taking into account visual and safety impact of shipping containers onsite.

All in all it was a well attended meeting with a lot of positive energy, ideas and commitment from local volunteers.

There will be follow up sessions in which the planning will get into more detail.

This Activation supports:

  • Whau Board outcomes
  • Recommendations in 2016 CPTED report
  • Avondale Business Associations Strategic Report
  • Avondale Community Actions Random Household Survey
  • Feedback from residents on social media


Benefits of Activation:

  • An empty space becomes a community space
  • Connections between locals are build and strengthened
  • The temporary aspect of this project allows for creativity and experimentation
  • Opportunity for locals to participate in shaping their environment
  • Encouraging positive use of the site
  • Reduce ongoing rubbish dumping

Exploring Urban Avondale Workshop – Report

Urban Design Workshop Reportexploring urban Avondale

In 2016 Nina – a locla Urban Designer from agency Motu Design, held an Urban Design workshop in collaboration with ACA.

We looked at the area from the train station to the Old 3 Guys site and connections to/from and nearby. You can read the report on this workshop in which about 30 local residents took part.

This workshop was made possible with the support of the Whau Local Board.