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Vision for residential city centre neighbourhoods

What we aim to achieve 

The masterplan envisages:

  • increase in the quality and variety of new public space supporting the city centre’s residential buildings and neighbourhoods
  • increase in the quality and range of housing typologies available
  • reduction in actual crime levels and fear of crime
  • expansion of community and social infrastructure that reflects residents’ needs, including the potential addition of a new urban school
  • homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

Resident population growth in the city centre

Since 2012 Auckland's city centre residential population has increased significantly to around 35,000 people.

In addition to the rapid growth in residential population, the demographic profile is changing. As well as growing numbers of university students, there are more families and children living in the city centre. There is also an increase in the 40-64 age group.

The city centre is diverse – its residential population has a higher proportion of people born overseas than the rest of Auckland.

This reflects the city centre becoming a more attractive place to live and work. It also highlights the need to create safe, inclusive, age-friendly city centre streets.

Growing appeal of inner city living

The growing appeal of inner-city living is supported by public sector projects identified by CCMP and aimed at improving accessibility, movement and public amenity.

For example:

  • City Rail Link
  • the shared spaces programme
  • investment in the waterfront and downtown areas
  • Access for Everyone.

More information about residential city centre neighbourhoods