The changing face of Auckland city
Auckland is undergoing a major transformation with some of the biggest changes happening in the CBD.
With the population expected to grow by more than 700,000 in the next 30 years, creating these new transport, shopping and accommodation options is vital in making a liveable city.
On Great North Rd in Grey Lynn the development of the new three-storey $42 million Bunnings Warehouse is on schedule.
But its fate could have been very different if the Environment Court had not approved the resource consent.
The Arch Hill Residents Group first banded together to fight the hardware store moving in on March 2014, however the residents are now somewhat on board.
Work commenced in September 2015 with piling and excavation of the site, and builders are getting ready to start putting up the steel for the main warehouse.
The store is expected to be opening in early 2017.
The last couple of months have been important for the development of the City Rail Link.
Preparation for the construction of the CRL is now well under way on the $2.5 billion project.
However most of the work is going on behind the scenes to move pipes, cables and stormwater drains across Albert and Queen Streets before work can begin on digging the massive tunnel.
A large acoustic shed has been built over the intersection of Albert and Victoria Streets to help reduce the noise caused by the construction.
‘‘We sure have waited, this project has been debated and tossed around for more than 90
Auckland’s skyline is changing with more apartment buildings and skyscrapers being built.