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The fun-Quay-ist street on the waterfront



28 November 2006

The fun-Quay-ist street on the waterfront

On 21 November, Auckland City wired in the final light beside Greer Twiss’Flight Trainer Albatrosssculptureon Princes Wharf, completing the Quay Street upgrade and demonstrating a continued commitment to getting on with making Auckland’s CBD a people-friendly environment.

“Upgrading our streets and public spaces is part of of Auckland City’s 10-year action plan to transform and revitalise the CBD as one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic business and cultural centres,” says Graham Long, Quay Street project leader.

“The key objective of the Quay Street upgrade was to construct a safer, more attractive and well-connected pedestrian route between the viaduct, Vector Arena and Tamaki Drive.

“This was an extensive project which began in August 2004, and it’s great to see it completed to such a high standard.”

The key outcomes of the upgrade are:

• 41 additional pohutakawa trees to reflect a coastal vegetation theme

• 8800m2 of new clay, basalt and asphalt footpath

• an 650m extension of the cycleway linking the ferry building with Tamaki Drive

• nine new rubbish bins, four new bike stands, one new drinking fountain, one new seat and several bollards

• street and amenity lighting improvements

• additional lighting of Greer Twiss’Flight Trainer Albatrosssculpture

• repairs and repainting of the historic blue fence around the landing.

The upgrade was completed in three stages to minimise the disruption to businesses, pedestrians and traffic.

Stage one began on 16 August 2004 and covered areas adjacent to the Viaduct, Princes Wharf and the ferry building and from Commerce Street to Tangihua Street (on the south side). The works involved widening the footpath, new footpath surfacing and 16 additional pohutakawa trees.

Stage two began on 16 January 2006 and covered areas east of the ferry building to Tinley Street. The works involved new kerbing, wider footpaths of clay paving and asphalt, and 25 additional pohutakawa trees.

Stage three began on 18 April 2006 and focused on the Kingslow Landing (the area between Princes Wharf and the ferry building). The works involved resurfacing the footpath and lower part of Kingslow landing, refurbishing the steps and rails of the landing, and introducing new lighting to the landing and around Greer Twiss’Flight Trainer Albatross sculpture.



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