Proposed changes to vehicle access through Freyberg Place
Since the new Freyberg Place and Ellen Melville Centre reopened in September last year, they've begun to thrive as spaces for community and events. Before construction started, it was agreed that vehicle access through the square would move from mostly open to mostly closed over time.
With the new square and centre now well-established, council is seeking to strengthen the relationship between the two spaces and better support events.
To achieve this, Auckland Transport has proposed a change to the status of Freyberg Place from a road to a pedestrian mall, to:
- Provide a safer environment for pedestrians
- Provide a stronger connection between the Ellen Melville Centre and the square
- Create a vibrant community hub.
This means the bollards already in place would remain up at all times, except to let emergency vehicles and other authorised vehicles pass through.
What do you think about the proposal?
AT is asking for feedback on the proposal via its website or in person - consultation is open now until Sunday 1st July. You can see the official Statement of Proposal here.
If you'd like to share your views with us, please contact us by email or phone 09 379 8000.