The 2012 City Centre Masterplan and Waterfront Plan contains eight place-specific transformational moves that will unlock the potential of the city centre.
Our proposed changes to these moves reflect wider changes to Auckland city centre over the past seven years. They will help us meet the ten strategic outcomes of the masterplan refresh.
What the transformational moves include
1: Māori Outcomes
We propose nine actions through the city centre and waterfront which:
- will visibly reflect Auckland's Māori identity
- provide cultural and economic support to increase the well-being of Māori in the city centre.
2: East and West Stitch
We want to connect the western edge of the city to the centre to confirm Aotea Quarter's role as the civic and cultural hub, and encourage development that is:
- high density
- high quality
- high value.
3: Waihorotiu Queen Street Valley
Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Queen Street will transform access to the city centre.
We want to allow for growth around the City Rail Link stations and reinforce Queen Street Valley as Auckland's cultural, commercial and retail heart.
4: Innovation Cradle
We want to:
- make the most of the value and proximity of the city centre's university campuses
- improve connections between the city centre and university campuses.
5: Rapid Transport Oriented Development
New public transport stations will create development opportunities and connect:
- Britomart (downtown)
- Aotea Quarter (midtown)
- Karangahape Road (uptown)
The proposed Dominion Road Junction LRT station, supported by the nearby Mt Eden City Rail Link station, will be connected in a similar way.
6: Green Link
We want to create a network of green parks and street spaces that will connect Auckland Domain to:
- Albert Park
- Victoria Park
- Auckland Domain
- the waterfront
- the future Wynyard Quarter headland park.
7: City to the Villages
We want better connections between the city centre and city fringe to:
- provide safe, accessible and enjoyable journeys and to from the city centre
- improve access to city fringe destinations that complement the existing offering in the city centre
- support development of under-developed areas on the immediate fringes of the city centre.
8: Waterfront and Harbour Edge Stitch
This new move integrates the Waterfront Plan into the City Centre Masterplan refresh. It adopts the vision and goals of the 2012 Waterfront Plan, for a world-class destination that celebrates our sea-loving cultures and maritime history.
- We will transform the waterfront axis – from Harbour Bridge Park in the west to Teal Park in the east – into a high-quality, harbour-edge, pedestrian-friendly space.
- Street connections north-south across the axis will connect harbour-edge public spaces and destinations back into the city.
- Regeneration of Wynyard Quarter continues, with more homes, businesses, open spaces and recreation options added to the mix.
Get a copy of the transformational moves
Download the transformational moves consultation documents.