Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Help shape a piece of the waterfront

Help shape a piece of the waterfront

The public’s ideas on how Eastern Viaduct could be shaped when it becomes free of public car parks are being welcomed by Auckland Council’s regeneration agency, Panuku Development Auckland. Public parking next to the Maritime Museum will be removed for good following the completion of the Volvo Ocean Race on 18 March 2018.

This is being done to prioritise the space for pedestrians and cyclists, and improve the connection between the waterfront corridor and Wynyard Quarter.

Panuku is inviting people to visit the area from 30 September to 1 Octoberbetween 10am and 4.30pm to play the Place Game, a Project for Public Spaces tool that allows participants to share their thoughts on a space. The feedback will help inform the design brief for the space.

To help people imagine Eastern Viaduct free of public car parks, The Place Game will be available while parking is temporarily off limits to make way for The Auckland On Water Boat Show, which runs from 28 September to 1 October.

Chair of the Waitemata Local Board Pippa Coom says: “It is fantastic Panuku is taking steps to create a safer and more attractive space that prioritises people, at the Eastern Viaduct. “The Board supports a new public space which will enhance connections between the waterfront and city centre to cater for the growing numbers of visitors, workers and residents.”

The project is one of a number proposed as part of the refreshed city centre and waterfront plan, which Auckland councillors agreed to advance at a planning committee held last week (Tuesday, 5 September). Once public parking is closed, some vehicle movements on Eastern Viaduct will continue. Parking for berth holders will remain unchanged and service vehicles will be permitted access to deliver to businesses and restaurants on Viaduct Harbour.

Rod Marler, Director Design & Place at Panuku, says the removal of public car parks will improve connectivity, legibility, and visibility across the waterfront and encourage more people to explore the area, which sees about 1.9 million people pass through it each year. He says: “This is a great opportunity to design a quality public realm that prioritises pedestrians and cyclists, improves safety and enhances the quality of the visitor experience.

“In opening up the space to the public realm we’ve worked closely with Viaduct Harbour Holdings to ensure service delivery operations can remain in place so that businesses can keep growing and the area can continue to thrive.”

The nearest public parking to Eastern Viaduct is in Downtown car park, which has more than 1900 spaces including 19 mobility car parks. More mobility car parks are available on Princes Wharf and in Wynyard Quarter. For more information on The Place Game, visit: http://www.wynyard-quarter.co.nz/news/shape-aucklands-waterfront.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Election Day Results

National won 46% of the vote with Labour on 35.8%. NZ First won 7.5%, with the Greens on 5.8%. ACT held on to Epsom, but failed to get more MPs. The Maori Party were wiped out of Parliament.

There are still special votes to be counted, but clearly National is in the box seat to form the next Government.

The Greens can not contemplate a deal with National. So, Winston Peters will have to make a choice and could back National or a combined Labour/Green coalition. Full preliminary results >>


Lyndon Hood: Election Lists

While the ship of state is listing, so I thought I would make some lists as well. More>>


Targetting: ACC’s Computer-Aided Decision-Making Questioned

University of Otago researchers are warning of the potential pitfalls in government departments using computer-based risk prediction models, as has been recently revealed through a controversial new tool used by the ACC... More>>


From The Hood: The Campaign Strategist’s Lament

"This election is a chance to really work the record of what nine years of National-led government has done to improve the country for everyone. Or will do. Another three years, maybe six. Thirty-three years, tops. You don’t want to risk that, do you? More>>

PSA Report: National Gets An ‘F’ For Health Funding

"Seeing National’s record on health collected in one place is quite sobering - it’s clear that underfunding is having dire consequences on both patients and staff, who are having to do more than ever with less," says Glenn Barclay, PSA national secretary. More>>


Children With Disabilities: Education Crisis Unaddressed

In 2008 IHC lodged its complaint against the on-going failure of New Zealand Governments and the Ministry of Education to ensure that disabled children access a quality education on an equal basis to others in New Zealand schools. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Ten Reasons For Not Voting National

if anyone you know is thinking of voting National in Saturday’s election, there’s still time for an intervention. You owe it to your friends and relations to intercede. Because there’s plenty of evidence on National’s mediocre-to-awful track record over its nine years in power. We can’t afford another three years of drift. More>>


Suffrage Day: PSA National Secretaries Vote For Equal Pay

PSA national secretaries Erin Polaczuk and Glenn Barclay are advance voting for the 2017 election alongside their daughters, with equal pay and fairness in mind on the 124th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. More>>


Charge Protests: Dairy Farms Use Same Amount Of Water As 60 Million People

Using Dairy NZ numbers, economist Peter Fraser and agricultural consultant Dr Alison Dewes calculate the water consumption of New Zealand dairy farms is equivalent to the residential use of 60 million people. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election