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
The City Centre Masterplan presents a 20 year vision that sets the direction for all the city centre and waterfront projects, ensuring our city is being shaped into a better connected, greener and people focussed city that we can be proud of.
The city centre and waterfront will experience exciting changes over the next few years. The completion of the City Rail Link will be accompanied by new public spaces and better connections within the city centre, including the Downtown waterfront, Aotea Quarter and Karangahape Road.
We are transforming our city centre to put people at its heart and make it greener, safer, and better connected for everyone. Improved access, enhanced public spaces, cleaner air and a strong Māori identity will make our city centre a welcoming and vibrant destination - one that is uniquely Tāmaki Makaurau.
Auckland city centre makes up only 0.08 per cent of the city's total area but generates 20% of its gross domestic product. It is also Auckland’s fastest-growing residential area and the hub of the city’s public transport system. A strong city centre is essential for the prosperity and well-being of the entire Auckland region. The City Centre Masterplan is the vision to ensure the heart of our city is a vibrant, bountiful place for everyone.