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Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and ideas at Park Day and via the online survey. The early public engagement has closed (15 February) and we are now compiling a Design Brief so that we can get the design process under way. There will be another opportunity later in 2019 for everyone to provide feedback on the preferred designs before construction begins.

Regular updates during the life of this project will be made on this site so watch this space!

Project Overview

As outlined in the Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028, the Maidstone Max Upgrade Project consists of a complete redevelopment of the existing facility to ensure the play area continues to be a regional destination. The Council is currently planning the first stage of community engagement on the design of the project. This engagement is set to start in mid-January 2019 with an informal event at Maidstone Max, followed by leveraging of community contact opportunities at planned Activation summer events around Upper Hutt in January and February. During this period there will also be an opportunity to provide feedback via this website or the Council’s Facebook page, to ensure anyone in the community with an interest in the project can have their say.

This first round of community engagement will seek public input into the concepts, themes and inspirations for a new design for Maidstone Max. The information gathered will filter into a design brief to go out to vendors in March. Once a shortlist of design options are chosen by Council, we will be going out to the community again for feedback on the preferred designs.

New features for the park could include: modern, exciting, and interactive equipment to suit all ages and abilities, a dedicated toddler’s and infant’s play area, improvements to the skate and scooter park, designed with the help of users of the facility and to suit current demand as well as a cluster of other youth play spaces. The upgrade also provides an opportunity to improve accessibility for those with special needs.

$3.804 million was earmarked for this project in the Council’s Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028.

The project is scheduled to be completed during 2019 – 2020.

Check our Resources and Links section for links to more information or contact:

Danielle Duburguet, Project Manager
Telephone: (04) 527 2169
Email: maidstonemaxproject@uhcc.govt.nz

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Last updated on 18 Feb 2019