NZ Urban Development News - 6 November


Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 6 November 2018.

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 starts on more public open space, green parks, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares and the installation of a modern and efficient public transport network.

The work will reconfigure Auckland’s waterfront into a more people-centric destination and progressively turn over Auckland’s central city to people rather than cars. Work also includes construction of infrastructure for the America’s Cup which is helping turn previously industrial areas into people-friendly spaces.

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.

Housing New Zealand selling 'super-block' of Crown land in Jacinda Ardern's Mt Albert electorate

A Housing New Zealand-owned "super-block" in the Prime Minister's Auckland electorate is being sold by the Government after years of stalled development.

The 8094 square metre site in the central Auckland suburb of Mt Albert is being sold by Housing New Zealand through Bayleys Real Estate. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the MP for the Mt Albert electorate and owns a home with her partner Clarke Gayford in the neighbouring suburb of Sandringham.

The site at 33 Asquith Ave used to be occupied by the three residential blocks of flats, featuring 20 houses, but Housing New Zealand demolished these in 2015.

Henderson car park part of global sustainability development competition

International and local designers joined mana whenua and ward councillors for a tour of two car parks in Henderson this week, as part of a global design competition.

The Falls and Alderman car parks were nominated last year for Reinventing Cities, an international contest to inspire world-leading sustainable design run by C40, a group of cities working together on combating climate change.

Five successful development teams have been selected and were given a chance to visit the sites to learn more about their environmental and cultural significance.

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