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Auckland Council

City centre growth

Auckland's city centre is changing rapidly. In the coming decade the city centre is set to see approximately $4 billion of public investment and $10 billion from the private sector, creating new jobs and opportunities for the region as a whole.

Downtown programme of work

The next 10 years will see approximately 50 major public projects developed for the city centre, including the City Rail Link, and potentially 40 major private developments that will deliver 3000 apartments and 250,000 square metres of office space. 

For updates on projects in the city centre, view our monthly city centre newsletter.

The programme of work includes these major projects:

  • City Rail Link enabling package
  • Lower Queen Street
  • Queens Wharf
  • Quay Street
  • Harbour Edge projects
  • Downtown bus interchange (new network optimisation)
  • Fanshawe Street urban busway
  • Customs Street upgrade
  • Ferry Basin redevelopment
  • Downtown shopping centre block redevelopment (Precinct Properties NZ Ltd)
  • Stage 2 of the Beach Road cycleway
  • Seawall upgrade
  • Central wharves strategy.

It also includes future projects such as:

  • Hobson Street flyover removal
  • the downtown car park redevelopment
  • Federal Street laneway extension
  • development opportunities for central wharves.

For more information, see the Downtown framework.

The waterfront improvements

The Auckland waterfront is an attractive and busy precinct where people want to work and live and businesses want to invest and create jobs.

There is room for more improvements that will help:

  • make the wharves and waterfront open to the public
  • enable an increase in ferry passengers through efficient operations
  • accommodate the larger cruise vessels
  • centralise tourism activities
  • cater for the needs of super yachts and freight operations.

Presentations of some of our projects in 3D

View these 3D visualisations of completed and future city centre projects:

To know more about private and civic projects in the city centre, see Emerging Auckland.

For further information on specific projects, call us on 09 301 0101.

Construction activity in the city centre

Construction activity on these projects will have an impact on day-to-day business in the city centre.

We are managing the disruption to minimise any impact on everyday activities.

For information on transport disruptions caused by city centre development, visit the Auckland Transport website.