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Waterfront Welcomes Mayor’s Endorsement Of Queens Wharf

Waterfront Welcomes Mayor’s Endorsement Of Queens Wharf

The Chairman of Waterfront Auckland, Bob Harvey, has welcomed the Mayor’s endorsement of Queens Wharf as his preferred location for future cruise infrastructure.

Waterfront Auckland is redeveloping Queens Wharf for use as a new open public space. The wharf has been strengthened, it’s surface repaired and essential services are now being installed to serve an upgraded Shed 10 and the Government’s ‘Cloud’ These two new structures will accommodate public events and visiting cruise ship passengers.

“Shed 10 and the Cloud are ideally placed to support the cruise industry over the 2011-2012 summer cruise season,” says Waterfront Auckland Chief Executive, John Dalzell. “We are working very closely with the industry and our joint owner of Queens Wharf, the Government, to deliver a functional facility that will respond to the growing needs of the cruise industry over time.”

“Concept design work is underway and we’re looking forward to exploring options for a primary cruise facility on Queens Wharf during the development of the Auckland Waterfront Plan. We are excited at the potential re-use of Shed 10 and transforming it into both a cruise facility and multi-purpose event space”

Mr. Dalzell says construction work on Queens Wharf is progressing well and the redevelopment will be completed on time and within budget around mid July, ready for the Rugby World Cup 2011 overlay to get underway.

“The new look Queens Wharf will completely change the way Aucklanders, and visitors to Auckland, think of and make use of their downtown waterfront,” says Bob Harvey.

“The Pacific People’s forum in early September will offer spectacular views of the sparkling Waitemata Harbour to international leaders, followed closely by the RWC2011 fanzone, festival and showcase event, under the mandate of our fellow council controlled organisation Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)”

Mr. Harvey says Queens Wharf will be a place for Aucklanders to walk, sit and watch the world go by – a place to rest, to explore and to show off the best of Auckland and New Zealand.


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