Avalon Community Connections

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Avalon Community Connections

Our Community Connections Avalon and Taitā  is a combined project that will connect residents and schools with the heart of their communities, and improve the experience of walkers and cyclists, by providing safer transport options that are good for us and our environment.

Proposed design for Avalon

Please note; the design below is an early concept only and subject to route and detail changes following consultation.

Map of Avalon

  • Public consultation has now closed
  • Council is waiting on Waka Kotahi to provide funding decisions following direction from incoming Government
  • For more information visit Community Connections: Tāita and Avalon

Click below to see a 3D flyover of the proposed Avalon Community Connections project. Please note; the 3D flyover below  is an early concept only and subject to route and detail changes following consultation.

Map of Avalon

What we're doing

We’re improving the experience for people who cycle and walk around Avalon, especially where local schools attract a lot of young people from the wider communities.

The Avalon project includes parts of High Street and Oxford Terrace, as well as the full lengths of Walters St and Gordon St. The proposed work includes:

  • A safe, separated shared walking and cycling path along Walters St to connect with Naenae College and Naenae Intermediate
  • Safety improvements for intersections on both ends the busy school roads of Walters St and Gordon St
  • Raising of the existing pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Gordon and High Streets, helping provide more visibility and safety for children crossing the road
  • Two raised cyclist and pedestrian crossings on Walters St and one raised cyclist and pedestrian crossings on Gordon St
  • Traffic calming infrastructure on Gordon St.

Click below to see the interactive GIS map of the proposed Avalon Community Connections project

Map of Avalon

Why Avalon?

Avalon is home to several schools and other community facilities, including Naenae College, Naenae Intermediate, Kimi Ora School, Avalon Kindergarten, Avalon Primary School, and Holy Trinity Avalon Church.

Currently, Walters and Gordon Streets do not have any safe walking cycling infrastructure despite the presence of schools, and upgrading these streets will better connect these places with the nearby train station and beltway cycleway.

Want to know more?

We’ll be adding more information to our website including frequently asked questions and answers as the project progresses.

You can also email  contact@huttcity.govt.nz and put Community Connections Avalon in your subject line.