Auckland Council will issue a request for expressions of interest today for design proposals on a future Quay St.
The project is a joint one between members of the Auckland Council group – the council, Auckland Transport, Waterfront Auckland & Ateed (Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development).
City centre integration general manager Rick Walden told the council’s Auckland development committee today: “There will be full consultation as it progresses. This is at the very early stage, but as options are developed we’ll be seeking input from the wider community.”
Asked by Cllr Cameron Brewer for an assurance that public input would be invited on transport solutions – “Where are the 30,000 cars/day going to go?” Mr Walden said: “We’re certainly looking to have a public interface, we’re developing that strategy now. It will be something people can engage with, in shopping centres, downtown or whatever.
“It’s been refreshing for all parts of the organisation to be part of the transformation of the city. It’s about the organisation as a whole working together – city centre integration isn’t an entity.”
The council has also discovered remedial work needs to be on the sea wall between Princes & Marsden Wharfs, which might fail “in a moderate seismic event”.
One part of the wall, between Princes & Queens Wharfs, is considered more at risk and repairs have started. A tender for the rest would be sought by the end of the year, for more comprehensive repairs to be undertaken next year.
Mr Walden said no effect on ferry activities or activities on Quay St was anticipated.
Attribution: Council committee meeting.