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Finance 13 Sep 2021

Explainer: Development Contributions Review

The council is conducting a review of its contributions policy. Here’s everything you need to know.

Business Q&A
Auckland's Future In Progress 8 Sep 2021

Business leader pleased to see Auckland's downtown thrive

Hear how private and public investment are both key players in the development of our city centre

Development 6 Sep 2021

Karangahape Road records retail high before bracing for lockdown

Before the current lockdown, figures from Marketview ranked Karangahape Road the highest performing Business Improvement District across the Auckland region for the past three months.

Transport 3 Sep 2021

A joined-up design proposed to complete Queen Street project

Responding to Aucklanders’ feedback, Auckland Council will deliver the last three stages of the Wai Horotiu Queen Street Project in one cohesive design.

Development 20 Aug 2021

Have your say on Auckland Light Rail

Auckland Light Rail are three-quarters of the way through their ambitious community engagement programme and have been impressed by the willingness of Aucklanders to get behind this project.

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Arts 11 Aug 2021

Fashion Week vibrancy spills into Auckland's streets and squares

Aucklanders are invited to an exciting schedule of free events wrapped around NZ Fashion Week, which kicks off on 24 August.

Development 9 Aug 2021

Council agrees approach to city-wide intensification

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee has agreed to a preliminary approach to enable more higher-density buildings of at least two to three storeys in areas across the city with good public transport links and walking and cycling options to jobs, key services, and with high housing demands.     

Development 22 Jul 2021

Kōrimurimu weaves art with technology, creating a world-first

Another much-anticipated detail has been installed at Te Wānanga in downtown Auckland, giving Aucklanders the chance to lie on the flax-like surface of Kōrimurimu, breathe in the sea air, look up to the sky and hear the movement of the tide below.

City Rail Link 16 Jul 2021

Dame Whina Cooper goes 24/7 as CRL tunnelling ramps up

The final piece of City Rail Link’s Tunnel Boring Machine, Dame Whina Cooper, is now in place allowing the big underground factory to operate at full capacity on its transformational journey below Auckland.

Development 9 Jul 2021

Aucklanders invited to have their say on first stage of Queen Street upgrade

Aucklanders are invited to have their say on new streetscaping features that have been installed by Auckland Council in the northern end of Queen Street, between Customs and Shortland Streets.  

Development 8 Jul 2021

Uncovering the layers of Te Wānanga

Richly meaningful design elements brought to Auckland's waterfront by talented mana whenua kaimahitoi (artists) sit alongside preserved pieces of our past, dating back more than a century. Together they create a ‘uniquely Tāmaki Makaurau’ space.

Development 2 Jul 2021

Council agrees approaches to government’s urban development policy

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee has endorsed policy approaches for implementing the government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development to guide further work to prepare for public engagement on changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan in August 2022.

City Centre Waterfront 2 Jul 2021

Auckland’s world-class waterfront opens

The completion of Auckland’s Downtown Programme marks the delivery of six key projects revitalising Quay Street and Galway Street, strengthening the sea wall and improving transport links in the city centre.

Development 28 Jun 2021

Auckland Council considers urban development policy

Auckland Council has today released proposed approaches for implementing the government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) including for the policies requiring more intensification across the city. The NPS-UD is government policy aiming to improve housing affordability. It directs councils to plan for more housing and businesses to be built in places that give people good access to jobs, community services and public transport and in response to market demand.

City Centre Waterfront 25 Jun 2021

World-class waterfront opens for Aucklanders on 2 July

On Friday 2 July the much-awaited Te Wānanga public space on the edge of a people-prioritised Quay Street will open for Aucklanders to experience, and on 5 July the six new ferry berths, named Te Ngau O Horotiu, located in the Ferry Basin will receive their first passengers.