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Te takutai i te pokapū

Central waterfront

CCMP envisages staged redevelopment of cruise and ferry infrastructure to unlock new waterfront public spaces, with a transit street on Customs Street enabling enhanced access and integration with Waihorotiu / Queen Street Valley.

Central waterfront
Te tangohanga o te whitirunga o Hobson Street

Hobson Street flyover removal

The masterplan continues to envisage an ultimate future for the central waterfront where the Lower Hobson flyover is removed to truly deliver on the potential of the harbour edge stitch.

The flyover can be replaced with new, at grade streetscape linkages to expand waterfront public realm and promote integrated development outcomes on adjoining sites. Together these can create seamless connections between Commercial Bay and the Viaduct Harbour.

Te whakarauora i te tūranga waka i te pokapū tauhokohoko

Downtown car park redevelopment

Originally identified in the 2012 CCMP, the masterplan continues to envisage eventual redevelopment of the Downtown car park.

Over the medium to long term, this would deliver on the potential of the harbour edge stitch to achieve integrated development outcomes and seamless connections between Commercial Bay and the Viaduct Harbour.

Wāhi tūmatanui i te pokapū tauhokohoko

Downtown public space

An exciting new waterfront public space is being created in the ferry basin between Princes Wharf and Queens Wharf.

It will be delivered in stages and provide a focus and connection for the central waterfront on Quay Street and the Ferry Building.

Te whakarauora i te tūranga waka kawekawe

Ferry terminal redevelopment

A new world-class ferry terminal suitable for Auckland’s growing transport needs.

Stage 1 involves six new berths on the west side of Queens Wharf, with further staged development to occur in conjunction with future stages of the downtown public space after 2021.

Te mahere matua whakaraupapa mō Horotiu

Queens Wharf staged masterplan

Ongoing staged development of Queens Wharf, including new waterfront public spaces enabled by cruise and ferry infrastructure changes and removal of The Cloud.

Te tūranga kaipuke Captain Cook

Captain Cook cruise terminal

Consistent with Central Wharves Strategy, an extended and redeveloped Captain Cook Wharf will become the long-term home of cruise operations in Auckland.

Te tiriti whakawhiti o Customs

Customs transit street

Access for Everyone (A4E) will enable Customs Street to become a car-free transit street through the central blocks either side of Queen Street.

This will provide greater priority for public transport services and create more space for people walking and cycling along this busy downtown corridor. It will also improve air quality in the most polluted street corridor in Auckland.

Te tiriti whānui o Quay Street i te niao o te wahapū

Quay Street harbour edge boulevard

Continuing to realise the potential for Quay Street to become a world class harbour edge boulevard that is distinctly Tāmaki Makaurau.

An attractive street space that prioritises pedestrians, cyclists and public space activity and creates new opportunities for businesses and events.

Stage 1 is delivering the western section between the Viaduct Harbour and Ferry Building.

The masterplan envisages future stages moving east to integrate the Britomart Precinct with the central wharves.

Papa kōkiri

Papa kōkiri

A papa kōkiri on the central waterfront can facilitate the delivery of a wide range of functions and would be a flexible facility that enables mana whenua to offer many different functions and activities that will vary on any given day.

This is an opportunity to create a permanent presence on the waterfront that fosters, celebrates and shares Tāmaki mana whenua cultural identity with Auckland and the world.

The creation of such a flexible facility on the central waterfront, able to be staged over time, will make a significant contribution to delivering Transformational move 1: Māori outcomes.