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