Auckland’s Future in Progress
Auckland is going through a period of unprecedented change as we grow to embrace the future.
We are maturing into a world class city; one that has been thoughtfully designed for the changing way we use our city, and to sustain significant population growth over the coming years.
Auckland’s future is in progress, and it is not without growing pains, but the work happening across Auckland now will benefit us all in the future.
From better public transport, to connected communities, to a stronger focus on protecting and enjoying our beautiful natural environment, Tāmaki Makaurau will be a city for all Aucklanders.
Planning in Progress
The vision for Auckland’s future is underpinned by two central plans:
The Auckland Plan 2050 is the long-term plan to ensure Auckland grows to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future. It considers how we will address our key challenges of high population growth, shared prosperity, and environmental sustainability.
The City Centre Master Plan presents a 20-year vision that sets the direction for Auckland's city centre as its cultural, civic, retail and economic heart.
City Centre and Waterfront in Progress
The City Centre and Waterfront is experiencing some major changes over the next few years, including the development of the city rail link, more public and pedestrian spaces, and better connections between key points in the city centre such as the waterfront, central shopping precincts and Karangahape Road.
Auckland city centre makes up only 0.08 per cent of the city's total area but generates 20% of its gross domestic product, so a strong city centre is essential for the prosperity and well-being of the entire Auckland region.
In 2019 more than 50,000 people call the city centre home and more than 100,000 people travel in every day. The completion of City Rail Link in 2024 will double the number of people able to reach the city centre by rail in under 30 minutes. It will also make Auckland's regions more accessible from the city centre and between one another.
With more than $14 billion being invested over the next decade, the city centre is flourishing, and the benefit s of this growth and development will be felt throughout the entire Auckland region.