Liston Village is a 25 unit retirement community in Hillsborough, adjacent to Monte Cecilia Park. In 2010 the former Auckland City Council agreed to gradually purchase it from the Catholic Diocese, not long before amalgamation. The current plan, from 2010, is to demolish these units to widen the entrance-way to the park.
We believe the retention of a much needed social housing facility for seniors is more important than a wider approach to an already large (and beautiful) park.
In October 2015 we launched a campaign to Save Liston Village, with a community meeting attended by over 80 people, with the support of Ward Councillor Cathy Casey, Auckland Grey Power President Anne-Marie Coury, and local Member of Parliament Phil Goff. The campaign includes a petition to Auckland Council which you can sign online here. Contact us for paper copies and to be involved in this campaign.
The Puketapapa Local Board supports retaining the housing and commissioned a report investigating seniors housing provision in Auckland.
We will continue to fight to have the 2010 plan changed to allow for the housing to stay, and for Liston Village to be run by Auckland Council as a seniors community.