Source: Auckland Council
Public consultation on the refresh of Auckland’s City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) opens today with proposed changes reflecting the city’s unprecedented growth.
Originally adopted in 2012, Auckland Council’s CCMP sets out a 20-year vision for the heart of the city and provides a blueprint for future development.
The refresh allows the council to look at opportunities for future growth and enhance the original masterplan.
Mayor Phil Goff says the refresh will build on CCMP work already complete and underway, to develop a more exciting, people-focused and sustainable city centre.
“We are transforming the central city for the 21st century and evolving to meet the needs of a diverse and growing population.
“This refresh will ensure we can embrace new and creative ideas to support the development of our city centre and enhance those things that make it special – our stunning harbour and waterfront precinct, a strong retail sector, world-class cuisine and entertainment and the influence of our unique Māori culture.
“The vision for our city centre is to create a place that we are all proud of, feel excited about visiting and where we can do business and be entertained.”
Planning Committee Chair Chris Darby says the City Centre Masterplan’s vision is to build a city centre focused on people.
“The city centre is changing dramatically. Right now, there is $16 billion of private and public investment underway which will accelerate the transformation of our city centre.
“Aucklanders love our stunning harbour setting and incredible coastline. The vision is for our Waitematā waterfront to be revealed and celebrated, to excite our senses and to toast our rich sea-loving Māori and Pacific cultures and centuries of maritime history.
“To realise this vision, we’re planning to integrate the Waterfront Plan with the refreshed City Centre Masterplan to create a holistic vision that finds a place for all people. It guides a different way of accessing the city-centre, honours heritage, improves air quality and cares for our climate.”
Auckland Council’s Design Office General Manager, Ludo Campbell-Reid hopes Aucklanders are inspired to have their say on the new content outlined in the refreshed masterplan.
“Over the last 18 months we have engaged with city centre business and community groups – their input has been vital to help shape a new people-focused city centre vision.
“Tell us what you think, encourage others to do the same, and join us to build a city centre we can all be proud of.”
Have Your Say
Aucklanders can have their say on the refresh of the City Centre Masterplan from today until 18 October 2019.
Your feedback will help shape the vision for Auckland’s city centre and waterfront. We’d particularly like to hear your thoughts on:
To read the draft City Centre Masterplan and to have your say, visit akhaveyoursay.nz
Following the public consultation period, there will be further opportunities to refine and shape the draft plan, with a view to seeking committee approval in early 2020.