Auckland’s Future in Progress
We are maturing into a world-class city; one that has been thoughtfully designed and reflects the changing way we use our city. A city that will improve everyone’s quality of life while supporting significant population growth.
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.
The vision for Auckland is underpinned by the Auckland Plan 2050 - the long-term plan to ensure Auckland grows to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future.
City Centre and Waterfront in Progress
From the very beginning Auckland’s city centre has been a place of abundance and trade, where people come together.
Situated on the edge of the beautiful Waitematā, with our unique historic and natural heritage, distinct shopping and dining experiences, tertiary education and a hub for art and entertainment, our city centre is a special place at the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau.
It is also a residential neighbourhood with over 40,000 people calling the city centre home, and it’s the engine room of Auckland’s economy.
Before COVID-19 our city centre generated 7.2% of New Zealand’s GDP. This is approaching the GDP of the entire Waikato region (8.4 per cent of NZ GDP).
And to ensure our city centre is future-proofed and continues to thrive, we have a plan for it to become a world-class place for Aucklanders to be proud of.
The City Centre Masterplan is our 20-year vision that sets the direction for the projects transforming the heart of our city and waterfront, creating a more liveable, vibrant and connected city centre that is distinctly Tāmaki Makaurau.
We have already experienced many exciting changes over the last few years with Te Wānanga and the transformed Quay Street opening our city to the Waitematā Harbour, a rejuvenated Karangahape Road, and beautiful new green spaces in Wynyard Quarter.
The city centre continues to grow at a rapid pace. When City Rail Link’s Aotea Station opens, the surrounding midtown area will transform into a bustling hub with the revitalisation of Albert, Queen, Wellesley and Victoria Streets, and the Myers Park Underpass upgrade.
We are also working towards a new inner-city park for Wynyard Quarter, the first of its size developed in the last 100 years.