Liston Village under threat

25 pensioner units at Liston Village in Delargey Ave, Auckland, are under threat.

Liston Village, owned by the Auckland Catholic diocese, could face demolition for parkland under a long-term plan for the development of Monte Cecilia Park.

Puketapapa Local Board member, Michael Wood, said the local board was commissioning a report to investigate options to retain the village.

About 40 residents of Auckland’s council-owned properties on the other side of the park already face losing their homes.

The Residents of Korma Ave have been told their council-owned flats and houses backing Monte Cecilia Park could go, possibly by December.

Eight properties – including blocks of flats – will be cleared to make way for 44 carparks to access a new playground, shown on plans for the reserve.

Letters have been sent to residents in homes and flats telling them their properties will feature on park maps.

“Inclusion of this property on the map does not imply the public has access to your property but as the land has been purchased by Auckland Council and will become part of the park in the future it has been included in the map,” said the letter.

“We don’t have a firm date for the house removals but it is likely to be at the end of 2015 or during 2016.”

The Shape of Auckland website says the consultation process Monte Cecilia Park master plan update closed on 15 April



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