The Wynyard Quarter covers a large area of around 37 hectares and has almost 3 kilometres of coastal frontage. The area was historically used by the timber trade, and from the 1930s began to be used for bulk petro-chemical storage. A range of other industrial, commercial and marine activities also operated in the area.
After 2005, changes to the way fuel was supplied to Auckland meant that much of the land was no longer required for bulk fuel storage. This allowed an opportunity for the area to be opened to the public and radically changed. It is now a vibrant place for living, entertainment and business.
The first stage of redevelopment was completed in 2011. That involved creating a substantial area next to the water's edge with ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, restaurants, cafés and open spaces for the public to enjoy.
The Wynyard Quarter is now home to GridAKL , an innovation precinct that provides the space for high-impact, growth-orientated, and technology focused businesses to establish, develop and grow.
Development continues in the Wynyard Quarter with residential accommodation, offices, a hotel and new parks and walkways expected in the short-term.