Ideas Wanted for Aotea Quarter

What do you think the centre of the City Centre should have

From Auckland Council:

Share ideas to make Aotea Quarter a hub for all Auckland

All Aucklanders are invited to share their ideas for re-shaping the Aotea Quarter into the city’s arts, culture, and entertainment hub.

Public consultation on the Aotea Quarter Framework opens 9 September (today) and runs until 22 October.

The consultation will feature an information desk in the Aotea Centre, focus groups and public walking tours guided by planning experts explaining potential major improvements for the area around Aotea Square.

The vision is to use under-developed council sites to add to other recent upgrades in the area including the Aotea Square, Q Theatre, Lorne Street, Bledisloe Lane, Khartoum Place and the Auckland Art Gallery.

Potential sites include the Civic Administration Building, Town Hall south car park and Aotea Centre surrounds.

Eventually, the Aotea Station, as part of the City Rail Link, will deliver people to the quarter’s door step, transforming travel links to the city centre.

“There are huge opportunities for the area to really lift its game and become the cultural and entertainment hub for all Auckland,” says Councillor Chris Darby, council’s political urban design champion.

For more information and to give feedback, go to shapeauckland.co.nz.

Public ideas will help inform the future direction of the quarter and the council’s decision-making.

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You have until 22 October to give feedback. Also remember that Aotea Quarter will house the nearby Aotea City Rail Link station which will be the number one station on the rail network in terms of patronage.

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