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Development 20 Dec 2021

Construction of Queen Street upgrade begins in January 2022

Construction will begin on 10 January 2022 on the last three stages of the Wai Horotiu Queen Street Project – from Shortland Street to Mayoral Drive.

Auckland's Future In Progress 14 Dec 2021

Pop-up music comes to our newest pocket park and eastern laneways this summer

Keep an eye out for a pop-up celebration of some of Tāmaki Makaurau's live artists most weekends until mid-February

Auckland's Future In Progress 13 Dec 2021

Hone Tuwhare’s poem ‘The river is an island’ now etched into the fabric of the city he loved 

Scan a QR code on the side of two steel pourama (light columns) standing tall on the corner of Sale Street and Wellesley Street and hear a poem by celebrated New Zealand manu kōrero/poet Hone Tuwhare.

Auckland's Future In Progress 8 Dec 2021

Auckland Council wins Waka Kotahi award for creating a safer Emily Place

Auckland Council’s entry Creating Safer Streets - Emily Place has won a Waka Kotahi Agent for Change award, announced this week.

Auckland's Future In Progress 30 Nov 2021

Eke Panuku to lead coordination of city centre development programme

Eke Panuku has been appointed as the lead agency to coordinate the next phase of city centre development following endorsement from the Planning Committee today.

Plans / Projects 30 Nov 2021

Takapuna’s revitalized town centre complete and open for business

Takapuna is welcoming visitors and Christmas shoppers to its freshly revitalised town centre following the completion of the Hurstmere Road transformation project.

Auckland's Future In Progress 24 Nov 2021

Top 10 things to discover in our new downtown this summer

Summer wouldn’t be summer without ice cream melting all over the kids’ hands and faces. So, grab an ice cream and discover ten awe-inspiring things on Auckland’s waterfront. Some weren’t even here last summer, and some have been here for more than a century. Your walking shoes are calling.

Auckland's Future In Progress 24 Nov 2021

Top 10 delights to explore on our new Karangahape Road

Welcome to the place affectionately known as the wild child of Auckland’s city centre. Still edgy, diverse and authentic, Karangahape Road is now an uber-modern, smoothly functioning street.

Auckland's Future In Progress 24 Nov 2021

8 fun ways for kids to play at Wynyard Quarter

Let your kids’ imaginations run wild with endless ways to play at Wynyard Quarter.

Development 23 Nov 2021

Discover what’s new where Queen Street meets the sea

It’s the coveted spot in New Zealand’s version of the Monopoly boardgame. It’s New Zealand’s premier street. It fires up the passion of Aucklanders. It’s a dynamic place. And the lower end of Queen Street is all shiny and new and ready for you to visit.

Auckland's Future In Progress 11 Nov 2021

First flowers for Quay Street pōhutukawa since their dramatic journey home last winter

The first flourish of blazing red flowers is being noticed in Quay Street’s pōhutukawa, ushering in the first week of Auckland’s Alert Level 3, step 2.

Development 5 Nov 2021

VIDEO: optimism for Auckland’s city centre

Auckland Council and Eke Panuku are proud to release a video illustrating how far the city centre has come in its planned 20-year transformation. The video shows how the delivery of the City Centre Masterplan is proving to be much more than the sum of its parts.

Auckland's Future In Progress 2 Nov 2021

Waters flowing beneath the city set to be illuminated in a contemporary placemaking design led by young Māori

While many of the natural waterways which once flowed through Auckland’s city centre have been lost from sight – channelled, piped and progressively covered over – a new Māori design kaupapa will see those urban waters remembered.

Auckland's Future In Progress 6 Oct 2021

Watch: Experience your new waterfront

Auckland’s waterfront has been transformed with new public spaces, more space for pedestrians and better public transport connections.

Auckland's Future In Progress 28 Sep 2021

Auckland Council lists $133million cluster of projects to regenerate midtown

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have unveiled their midtown programme, describing the area as: ‘a part of Auckland where our history, art and culture can be seen and heard and will spill out into public life; where people choose to spend time and socialise; a place that is attractive and feels inclusive and safe.’