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What can be done to improve Quay Street?

What can be done to improve Quay Street?

Aucklanders are being asked what they think could be done to improve Quay Street, as Auckland City begins work on plans to transform it into a world class city street.

The $5 million upgrade is part of Auckland City’s proposed strategy to revitalise Auckland’s central business district (CBD) as one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic business and cultural centres.

Chairperson of Auckand City’s Recreation and Events Committee, Councillor Scott Milne, says the aim is to develop Quay Street into an attractive, high quality, user friendly public space which reconnects the city with the waterfront.

The plans are expected to include: wider and better looking footpaths, improved lighting, more native trees and landscaping, and better pedestrian crossing opportunities.

“It is crucial for the success of this project that Aucklanders tell us what issues they have with the street and how they see they can best be addressed,” says Mr Milne.

People can have their say by using one of the free post consultation postcards now available from the Britomart Display Centre, Auckland City’s service centre on the ground floor of the Civic Administration Building at 1 Grey’s Avenue, by contacting Auckland City on ph (09) 379 2020 or emailing quay@aucklandcity.govt.nz.

The consultation period closes on 24 November 2003.

All ideas will be considered for inclusion in the concept plans. The plans will be made available for public comment later in the year.

The project covers both sides of Quay Street from the proposed arena site to the Viaduct, including the Eastern Viaduct and Te Wero. Work is expected to begin in May 2004.

The designers are Architectus Bowes Clifford Thomson.

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