The flag debate has made headlines in Franklin!
One of our local papers has this story to tell………..
A local Franklin resident has put out some information on intended water upgrades in the area
Will this really help? or will it be more of a concern for the future of the area?
Another update on happenings for the Southern Corridor, including part of the Franklin region, has now been published and delivered.
Auckland Mayor, Len Brown turned the first sod on the 21st October of this year – 2015.
The project will see –
improved safety and journey reliability on Auckland’s Southern Motorway
and extends 9.5 kms from Manukau to Papakura along SH 1.
Walking and cycling improvements have also been factored in to the improvements
According to reports , the site of Wesley College will be “transformed into a liveable town”.
Most of the college buildings, barring the historic chapel and a handful of newer buildings, will be demolished and relocated elsewhere. The sale of the sections will help secure the school’s future and fund the rest of the development.
Wesley College Trust Board general secretary Chris Johnston said the investment returns were crucial.
“The key beneficiary is Wesley College which provides for economically disadvantaged students.”
He said the plan was to transform the area and make it into the “most liveable town, within the most liveable city”.
Once built, the town would offer terraced homes, apartments, stand-alone houses, a primary school, high school, retail developments, green spaces, natural reserves and a retirement village – all interlinked with cycle, walking trails and public transport………….
………..”The rezoning will open up the Pukekohe area for new infrastructure and should provide new opportunities for those looking to live close to Auckland city.”
Pukekohe Business Association manager Kendyl Gibson said the added growth would help increase business capacity and enable residents to work locally. Plans for a high school were particularly welcome………….
……….Before any land is dug up the finer details need to be finalised, then an application for development consent could be lodged next year.