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People at the heart of city centre and waterfront

People at the heart of city centre and waterfront transformation

Auckland’s city centre and waterfront is in for a huge transformation over the coming decade as work commences on more public, open space, green parks, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares and the installation of a modern and efficient public transport network.

Mayor Phil Goff says, “We are transforming Auckland’s city centre and waterfront. Reconnecting people to our shoreline with more public, open space, places to sit, walk and talk.

“Previously, we’ve built around the private vehicle, but the City Centre’s growth cannot be met by dedicating ever more space to roads and carparks. So we’re giving the city back to the people with more public transport options and pedestrian-friendly streets and open space.

“We are transforming Auckland. Changing the way we live, move and play. It’s good for the city and great for its people.”

Planning Committee chair, Councillor Chris Darby, says, “We’re creating a variety of distinctive, engaging public spaces that celebrate the confluence of people, land and sea.

“Our new downtown will be a series of destinations, thriving with life and enticing people to the water’s edge.

“The design of the dramatic changes afoot will reflect our unique Auckland identity and celebrate our place in the world.”

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