Miramar town centre improvements

People in your community have been working with us on ways to make it easier and safer to walk and bike around Miramar, between the eastern suburbs and into the central city.   

Artist impression of dual crossing

In September 2017 we asked for feedback on proposed improvements for part of Miramar Avenue through the shopping (town) centre. The project is being progressed in two sections:

  • Section 1 includes safer walking and biking paths on Miramar Avenue between Shelly Bay Road and Tauhinu Road. Councillors approved this project in 2017 and construction is now complete. 
  • Section 2 proposes changes to Miramar Avenue between Tauhinu Road and Park Road intersection. This project will need additional funding. The timing and project scope have not been confirmed but routes and connections were confirmed in March 2022 as part our bike network plan Paneke Pōneke.


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As part of improving Miramar town centre, there is an opportunity to connect Miramar Avenue to the rest of a safe cycling network in Miramar and Kilbirnie, and the new walking and biking paths along Cobham Drive.

The Council has been working with Enterprise Miramar Peninsula since 2016 to identify the issues, investigate transport demand, and come up with a short list of options for discussion with the wider community.

The organisation held a series of workshops in late 2016 and 2017, working with transport planners, engineers, urban design consultants and others in a similar way to the community groups.  

Enterprise Miramar Peninsula is non-political organisation run by a voluntary executive committee, which is dedicated to furthering economic development for Miramar. It works with and on behalf of local businesses, landlords and the community to enhance prosperity, safety and security in the suburb. It was set up under the Council’s business improvement district (BID) policy to work with the Council on projects like this that benefit the community.