LOOK­ING AHEAD

The five Auck­land things Ludo Camp­bell-reid is most ex­cited about.

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1. The Com­mer­cial Bay de­vel­op­ment

“The pub­lic sec­tor can never do ur­ban trans­for­ma­tion alone. It needs a strong part­ner­ship with pri­vate sec­tor, which can bring very unique in­no­va­tion and ex­per­tise to city de­vel­op­ment. The Com­mer­cial Bay de­vel­op­ment by Precinct Prop­er­ties [de­signed by War­ren & Ma­honey] is a bil­lion-dol­lar de­vel­op­ment project that will have as im­por­tant an im­pact as the re­de­vel­op­ment of Brit­o­mart by Cooper & Co. Cur­rently un­der­way and due for com­ple­tion by 2022, once com­plete it will com­bine with the re­de­vel­op­ment of Wyn­yard Quar­ter and trans­form our pub­lic realm, re­tail and com­mer­cial of­fer­ing to ex­ceed that of our com­peti­tors in Syd­ney and Mel­bourne. The har­bour-edge shop win­dow of our city will be­come truly global.”

3. Sky­path

“Auck­land’s true sense of Su­per City ‘re­gional one­ness’ will only be so­lid­i­fied by stronger phys­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal con­nec­tions to all parts of the re­gion. With fu­ture rail con­nec­tions to the North Shore be­ing hotly de­bated, Sky­path (a shared cy­cling and walk­ing path in­no­va­tively de­signed to be slung un­der the bridge deck like a wasp’s nest) is a smart-city ur­ban retro­fit ini­tia­tive which clev­erly utilises ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture and sig­nals the fu­ture vi­sion. Once com­pleted, cy­cling over the Auck­land Har­bour Bridge will be­come one of the top 10 ‘must do’ tourist ac­tiv­i­ties.”

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Above A vi­su­al­i­sa­tion of Com­mer­cial Bay in down­town Auck­land.

A con­cep­tual ren­der­ing of Sky­path.

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