Walk Through: Manukau Interchange – An Alternative

A Walk Through on What Could Have Been


In this podcast I give a walk through a Transit Orientated Development for Lot 59 Manukau. As I will cover tomorrow Auckland Council via the Otara-Papatoetoe Area Plan was meant to embark on a Transit Orientated Development for Lot 59. This meant that as well as a bus interchange Council would have been the lead agency in designing and partnering with developers to build supporting residential, commercial office and service facilities on what is now a surface car park. However, Council has struck out the Transit Orientated Development provisions of the Area Plan that gets ratified tomorrow and will focus on the Interchange instead at Lot 59. However, even the Interchange is under threat with no money currently until 2021 for it unless the Long Term Plan reallocates money for it by June next year.

And so this pod cast with pictures shows what could have been (at a macro level) for a full Transit Orientated Development on Lot 59 in Manukau City Centre that is zoned Metropolitan Centre under the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. This TOD alternative could have had:

  • Residential
  • Commercial Office
  • Commercial Service (retail and hospitality)
  • Bus Interchange
  • Civic Education (Te Papa North)
  • Civic Recreation (Open Spaces, Plazas, Arcades)
  • Active Transit links with shared paths and pedestrian malls
  • Full 6 Green Star potential including LED lighting, solar panels, water retention, storm water filtration ponds (in Hayman Park)

But alas no for reasons I will give tomorrow. But in the meantime a walk through on what could have been for the Manukau Interchange Transit Orientated Development complex:


The Reference Pictures