Weekly Roundup – 5-Mar-20

Here’s our wrap up for the week. Federal St The Council has announced that they’re finally starting to convert Federal St between Mayoral Dr and Wellesley into a shared space. A new shared space is coming to the city centre with work commencing in March to transform Federal Street between Mayoral Drive and Wellesley Street into a safer space for pedestrians.…
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Weekly Roundup – 19-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week. Te Wananga The Council and Auckland Transport have put out a new video on Te Wananga, the new public space being built over the water next to the ferry terminal. Construction is due to be completed by the end of April and the space open to the public in May, though planting will continue through to June and includes returning the large Pohutukawa to the area.…
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Getting Sign Off

The journey that Auckland is on, of renewal and regeneration, will continue well into the future. We’ve got a lot to do, with transport, power and three waters infrastructure in need of upgrades, a housing shortage, safety crisis and climate emergency to resolve.…
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Changing Queen St in the news again

Getting the cars out of Queen St and making it a more pedestrian friendly space is one of the most supported projects around. In 2018 the mayor and councillors unanimously called for it to happen as soon as possible. During the consultation for the City Centre Master Plan (CCMP), the plans for the Queen St Valley received 84% support.…
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Weekly Roundup – 22-Jan-21

Here’s our roundup of the smaller things you may not have seen for the week. Britomart Restored After three weeks of maintenance to fix our run down system, trains started using Britomart again and we learnt the extend of some of the works that have taken place over that shut down.…
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Of Trees and Housing

Urban trees have become an increasingly heated topic over the last few years, and understandably so given how many have been lost after the previous government removed blanket protections from the RMA. This is manifesting itself currently in Avondale in a battle between a much needed housing development and the fate of a single but significant tree.…
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2021 – The Year Ahead

Welcome to 2021. After wrapping up 2020 before Christmas, here’s a look at some of the things we can expect to see in 2021. Lots of projects to be completed While we will continue to see and have to deal with the impacts of COVID, one big theme this year is we’re finally going start to see the benefit of all the disruption that the city has been experiencing with the completion/opening of a lot projects all around Auckland.…
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Weekly Roundup – 18-Dec-20

Here’s our wrap up for the week. This will probably be the last one this year. Te Komititanga Opening Today’s the day Ke Komititanga, the beautiful new public space that has replaced lower Queen St is being officially opened. It’s been over four years since construction started on the City Rail Link and it will be fantastic to have some more public space in the city again.…
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