The Water­front

Plans for the Auck­land water­front are his­tor­i­cally po­lar­is­ing, so the fo­cus on the Draft Plan will be par­tic­u­larly in­tense. Here’s some of what’s in store.

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Cre­ation of Westhaven Wa­ter Park – a small is­land built from dredg­ings, be­gin­ning in 10 years, 20 years to com­ple­tion. A craft vil­lage is en­vis­aged, with some apart­ment hous­ing St Mary’s Bay Beach re­sand­ing to cre­ate a bet­ter recre­ational space for ac­cess to the wa­ter, boat­ing and pic­nics. Im­prov­ing wa­ter qual­ity will be a pre­req­ui­site Cy­cle­way/Walk­way across the Har­bour Bridge to be com­pleted by April 2013 (the cross­ing is not a coun­cil ini­tia­tive, but a pro­posed pub­lic/pri­vate part­ner­ship) More fer­ries, in­clud­ing new ferry ser­vices to Taka­puna, Hob­sonsville and Beach Haven Halsey Street Wharf ex­ten­sion – a large green space off the end of the ex­ist­ing Halsey Street Wharf

100 new projects are planned for the Auck­land water­front over the coming

three decades.

Light rail/tram sys­tem along water­front and the length of Ta­maki

Drive to St He­liers Swim­ming pool at the end of Queens Wharf (20 years from now) sim­i­lar to the Andrew (Boy) Charl­ton pool in Syd­ney Cy­cle and walk­way the en­tire length of the water­front, from Westhaven to Ta­maki Drive

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