Simpson Park Upgrade

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What's happening?

We are upgrading Simpson Park, St Peters alongside WestConnex commissioned artist Mike Hewson.

Council is funding and managing the following elements:

  • Picnic facilities
  • Playground paths
  • Cricket nets.

At the same time artist Mike Hewson is delivering the St Peters Fences Playground, under the WestConnex New M5 public art program 'Canal to Creek: A cultural Landscape.' To find out more and get involved in Mike's playground design for the park, visit mikehewson.co.nz/simpsonpark.


Have your say

As users or potential users of Simpson Park, we want to know how you think the picnic facilities and playground paths could be improved. Please fill out our feedback form to have your say.

If you'd like to have your say on the St Peters Fenced Playground, please visit Mike Hewson's website.

Comments close 3 November 2019.


What happens next?

Your feedback will be collated and incorporated into the final park upgrade design where possible. Construction is expected to start in the first half of 2020. Check out the Concept Plan for an idea of what the upgrade will look like. Please note that precedent images are indicative only. Keep up to date with the project on this page.

The feedback will also be used to inform a long term plan for Simpson Park along with ideas gathered through a community survey in 2014. The draft Plan of Management for Pocket and Neighbourhood parks (including Simpson) will be on exhibition for public comment later this year. Council will notify the community when the public exhibition is open.


What's happening?

We are upgrading Simpson Park, St Peters alongside WestConnex commissioned artist Mike Hewson.

Council is funding and managing the following elements:

  • Picnic facilities
  • Playground paths
  • Cricket nets.

At the same time artist Mike Hewson is delivering the St Peters Fences Playground, under the WestConnex New M5 public art program 'Canal to Creek: A cultural Landscape.' To find out more and get involved in Mike's playground design for the park, visit mikehewson.co.nz/simpsonpark.


Have your say

As users or potential users of Simpson Park, we want to know how you think the picnic facilities and playground paths could be improved. Please fill out our feedback form to have your say.

If you'd like to have your say on the St Peters Fenced Playground, please visit Mike Hewson's website.

Comments close 3 November 2019.


What happens next?

Your feedback will be collated and incorporated into the final park upgrade design where possible. Construction is expected to start in the first half of 2020. Check out the Concept Plan for an idea of what the upgrade will look like. Please note that precedent images are indicative only. Keep up to date with the project on this page.

The feedback will also be used to inform a long term plan for Simpson Park along with ideas gathered through a community survey in 2014. The draft Plan of Management for Pocket and Neighbourhood parks (including Simpson) will be on exhibition for public comment later this year. Council will notify the community when the public exhibition is open.

  • Bin relocation following community requests

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    3 months ago

    Last week we added the Engagement outcomes report and Concept plan to the project page and sent and update email to everyone who participated in this project.

    Some community members followed up with us to let us know that the placement of the bin next to the Lackey Street entrance and close to residences was problematic. As a bin that is well used by both dog walkers and BBQ users, having it so close to Lackey Street decreases amenity for residents along that street.

    We have rejigged our plans and moved the bin 3 metres away from the street toward the BBQ area. This ensures that the bin is still easily accessed by Waste Services.

    Last week we added the Engagement outcomes report and Concept plan to the project page and sent and update email to everyone who participated in this project.

    Some community members followed up with us to let us know that the placement of the bin next to the Lackey Street entrance and close to residences was problematic. As a bin that is well used by both dog walkers and BBQ users, having it so close to Lackey Street decreases amenity for residents along that street.

    We have rejigged our plans and moved the bin 3 metres away from the street toward the BBQ area. This ensures that the bin is still easily accessed by Waste Services.

  • Check out the concept plan

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    3 months ago

    We are excited to be bringing you the Simpson Park upgrade in conjunction with the WestConnex funded artwork playground, St Peters Fences Playground.

    Have a look at the Simpson Park Upgrade Concept Plan for an idea of what the space will look like. Please note that precedent images are indicative only.

    Please read through our recently updated FAQs to find out more about the project.

    We are excited to be bringing you the Simpson Park upgrade in conjunction with the WestConnex funded artwork playground, St Peters Fences Playground.

    Have a look at the Simpson Park Upgrade Concept Plan for an idea of what the space will look like. Please note that precedent images are indicative only.

    Please read through our recently updated FAQs to find out more about the project.

  • What we heard from the community

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    4 months ago

    Read the Engagement Outcomes Report to find out what we heard when we asked the community for input on the Simpson Park upgrade.

    As well as things that are included within the scope of this upgrade, we heard that the community was very interested in:

    - Toilet block upgrade

    - Dog off-leash arrangement

    - Basketball court

    These elements of Simpson Park will be addressed in the draft Pocket and Neighbourhood Parks Plan of Management which will be exhibited early this year.

    Check out the Plan of Management's project page

    Cricket nets

    An upgrade of the cricket nets was originally planned as part of these works. This will now be combined with other proposed upgrades in the Pocket and Neighbourhood Parks Plan of Management on exhibition early this year.

    Read the Engagement Outcomes Report to find out what we heard when we asked the community for input on the Simpson Park upgrade.

    As well as things that are included within the scope of this upgrade, we heard that the community was very interested in:

    - Toilet block upgrade

    - Dog off-leash arrangement

    - Basketball court

    These elements of Simpson Park will be addressed in the draft Pocket and Neighbourhood Parks Plan of Management which will be exhibited early this year.

    Check out the Plan of Management's project page

    Cricket nets

    An upgrade of the cricket nets was originally planned as part of these works. This will now be combined with other proposed upgrades in the Pocket and Neighbourhood Parks Plan of Management on exhibition early this year.