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

 

VHH Has Alternative America’s Cup Plan

VHH Has Alternative America’s Cup Plan for Auckland Waterfront

Viaduct Harbour Holdings (“VHH”) is offering an alternative to the Government and Council’s plans for the proposed wharf extensions into the Auckland Harbour to host the 36th America’s Cup.

VHH’s Chief Executive Angela Bull said that its proposal is an alternative to the Government’s hybrid plan released last week, and will be cheaper and without the same amount of harbor encroachment.

“The Viaduct has a proud connection with the America’s Cup as the home of the New Zealand campaigns in 2000 and 2003. But if Auckland is to successfully host the America’s Cup, the Cup’s village needs to leave a sustainable community and environmental legacy for all New Zealanders.

“VHH is deeply concerned about the proposed extensions to the Halsey Street Wharf and the Hobson Wharf into the Waitemata Harbour. The Council proposal is to build large 75 metre wharf extensions and 15-metre high team bases, which extend across the waterfront and will block off the public view and community connection with the Waitemata Harbour - an integral part of the vibrant Viaduct hub. The scale of the Halsey Wharf extension is the same as if Captain Cook wharf was put on its side.

“Auckland can host a world class event on the waterfront which is cheaper and without intrusive structures into the Harbour. We already have fantastic public infrastructure located in the Wynyard Quarter and Wynyard Wharf could be transformed from the existing tank farm into an exciting home for the America’s Cup syndicates.

“The ETNZ base could be built as an extension at the end of the Viaduct Events Centre - this would avoid the extent of encroachment on the Harbour, providing a prime spot for Team New Zealand while maintaining public connection to the waterfront.”

Ms Bull added “the Government’s hybrid plan is a good step in the right direction, but we can do better as a City. We have advised the Government and the Council of our concerns over the Wharf extensions, and we have provided them with a proposal to locate all of the team bases on Wynyard wharf and a smaller extension to Halsey Wharf in line with the Events Centre. This alternative proposal would be cheaper without encroachment into the Waitemata Harbour.

“The Council has worked with the community for over 20 years to deliver a transformation of the waterfront. VHH supports a world class America’s Cup village and believes a world class America’s Cup event can be delivered without compromising the Auckland waterfront. We want to keep working with Council and Government to leave a legacy that Auckland can be proud of” she said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Thompson+ Clark, And Russia’s FIFA World Cup

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National – and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark, which has been employed – time and again - by state agencies over the past decade, to spy on (and provide security against) ordinary New Zealanders engaged in lawful forms of protest. More>>

 

HiveMind: Fair Enough? How Should New Zealanders Be Taxed?

Have Your Say! Scoop and PEP invite you to share your issues, ideas and perspectives on the NZ tax system with other New Zealanders using Scoop’s HiveMind tool. This Tax HiveMind is intended to complement and feed into the review being run by the Government-appointed Tax Working Group (TWG), which is looking at the fairness, balance and structure of the tax system with a 10-year time horizon. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The GCSB’s Security Hang-Up With Russia

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Europe Trip: CHOGM & Bilateral Meetings

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in urope for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and meetings with counterparts in Paris and Berlin. More>>

ALSO:

Hit And Run: AG Gives Approval For Inquiry

Attorney-General David Parker has today announced a Government Inquiry will be held into Operation Burnham and related events. The operation undertaken in Tirgiran Valley, Afghanistan, ... More>>

ALSO:

Addressing Climate Change: No New Offshore Exploration Permits

The Coalition Government is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Road Safety Summit: Actions To Improve Identified

The Local Government Road Safety Summit held last week identified actions that will lead to lasting changes to road safety in New Zealand, says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages