Looking at Tamaki CMCP
Looking at the next Central Master (Community) Plan, we focus in on Tamaki in Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs.
Titled “Tamaki Reconnected. A Tamaki Reconnected Initiative, Community Transformation Plan;” it was what would become (in my final year at the University of Auckland) my second Central Master (Community) Plan, and my first serious attempt at posting a viable alternative to a Brownfield development program from the Auckland planning and governing authorities.
The document/report is embedded at the bottom and pretty much sums up the entire Tamaki CMCP including the Eastern Highway.
Effectively Tamaki would be a great test bed for wide scale Brownfield urban renewal before it is carried out else where in Auckland. Thus I recommend starting here as the first Brownfield and transit orientated development program.
Just as a side note – this original document was written in 2010 – just under two years before the Port of Auckland Saga blew up in everyone’s faces. As a result I have a few clarifcations I would like to make in regards to the Tamaki CMCP and how the Port of Auckland saga could now affect the program.
I would recommend checking out the Port of Auckland Index here at VOAKL for my full commentary on POAL and how it could affect Auckland planning on a very large scale. I highly recommend checking out “Possible Port of Auckland Relocations – Part Three” for commentary into the consequences of expanding POAL into the Waitemata Harbour from its current position.
The Eastern Highway
You may be aware that I am a proponent of the defunct Eastern Highway Program. However there could be some confusion in relation to my two different stances on the Eastern Highway when it comes to The Draft Auckland Plan and the Port of Auckland expansion program. Thus this is where I stand with the Eastern Highway:
The Eastern Highway had three options available that could be built allowing rapid and alternative transport routes through the Eastern Suburbs of Auckland.
- Local Option which was a two lane road with T3/Bus Lanes along the highway designation. There was no grade separation with other roads – meaning traffic lights or roundabouts at major intersections. Speed Limit – 60km/h
- Sub-regional option which was a 4 lane expressway with T3/Bus Lanes along the highway designation. There was some grade separation in places – meaning a median barrier and on/off ramps on key places such as where the Panmure roundabout is. Other places you would have a 4 metre wide flush median strip and traffic signals controlling other intersections. Speed Limit – 80km/h
- Regional Option which was a full blown 4-6lane motorway with bus lanes along the separation. As it would be a motorway the entire stretch is limited access and grade separated. Speed Limit – 100km/h