Nov 05 2018
Auckland’s city centre and waterfront is in for a huge transformation over the coming decade as work starts on more public open space, green parks, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares and the installation of a modern and efficient public transport network.
The work will reconfigure Auckland’s waterfront into a more people-centric destination and progressively turn over Auckland’s central city to people rather than cars. Work also includes construction of infrastructure for the America’s Cup which is helping turn previously industrial areas into people-friendly spaces.
For more information visit the OurAuckland website here.
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Transcription of video:
"Auckland City Centre is the beating heart of the region's economy and is growing at a rapid pace. In the coming years it will develop into a more vibrant and better connected place for people to live, work and play.
The Wynyard Quarter community is thriving as the area develops. This will continue as exciting new public spaces, commercial properties and homes are completed. Improvements along the waterfront are picking up pace as we head towards the 36th America's Cup in 2021 and the new infrastructure being built will be used well into the future.
Quay street will evolve into a beautiful waterfront boulevard with more space for people and events and with better public transport access. The redeveloped ferry basin will allow for higher number of commuters and visitors. The city rail link (CRL) will open up Britomart station so more trains can get in and out, and Aucklanders can travel around the region more efficiently.
When Aotea Station opens, the surrounding area will transform with the revitalisation of Albert, Victoria, and Wellesley Streets. Federal street and High Street will also be improved to form pedestrian-friendly links through the central city.
The community is changing in response to resident and student and growth, and private developments including apartments, university buildings and the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) will also benefit this growing population
When the CRL arrives uptown, street upgrades will be enabled, and Karangahape Road's enhancement will provide cycle-friendly access through this unique neighbourhood.
The transformation beginning now will provide an exciting city for future generations. We are creating a place to be proud of, one that puts people first and one that is distinctly Tamaki Makaurau."