City Centre

Our city centre is a key pou (pillar) of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Our City Centre has always been a magnetic gathering place where people can be together, seize opportunity, do business, learn, entertain, and be entertained. We are the lead agency for the council family in the city centre with the goal of ensuring that the heart of our city is a vibrant, humming place for everyone.

Latest updates from the City Centre

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The Symphony Centre - a cultural, economic and social catalyst for midtown

15/07/2024

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City Centre Tempo

13/06/2024

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Together for Tāmaki Makaurau’ gains momentum in making the city centre safer

16/04/2024

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A cause for celebration: our city centre’s ongoing transformation

21/03/2024

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New Queen Street retail & hospitality development shows confidence in city centre

08/03/2024

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City centre partners teaming up for safer streets

19/12/2023

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Completion of downtown Auckland’s transformation in sight with new mixed-use precinct

24/11/2023

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City Centre Advisory Panel Update – Safety and Recovery

13/09/2023

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Conceptual planning for the future redevelopment of Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) Land

02/08/2023

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Mayor welcomes new City Centre Advisory Panel

25/07/2023

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New lease of life for loved building and long-time language school

11/04/2023

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Restoration is the winner at the CAB

05/12/2022

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Bike hub opens on Tāmaki Makaurau waterfront

21/04/2022

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Watch the progress of the city centre and waterfront unfold

11/11/2021

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Transport outcomes agreed for key downtown redevelopment opportunity

04/06/2021

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City centre development will add homes, commercial and retail spaces

09/03/2021

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The transformation of downtown to continue with development opportunity

26/02/2021

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SFO finds no reason to investigate CAB complaint

18/07/2019

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Regeneration of Civic Administration Building to begin

07/06/2019

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Help shape a piece of Auckland's waterfront

28/09/2017

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Council considers transformative City Centre and Waterfront plan

31/08/2017

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Iconic building to be restored into home for city dwellers

21/09/2016

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Priority Location Director Simon Oddie

Eke Panuku is working hard with the rest of the council family to create a thriving city centre. In this video, we meet Simon Oddie, Priority Location Director - City Centre at Eke Panuku.

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About our work in the City Centre

Our city centre has the potential to become one of the most loved and beautiful harbour cities in the world. It is the heart of our city and region. Its success is crucial to the success of Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are constantly working to make it the best it can be.

Eke Panuku is the lead agency in the city centre, meaning we work with other parts of council - Auckland Transport, Auckland Council, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Watercare - and other partners to coordinate our efforts and champion the needs of the city centre and its people.

Eke Panuku also has a role leading significant projects ourselves as part of the city centre's regeneration.

Improving the experience of the city centre

The experience people have in the city centre plays an enormous role in their decision to work, live, visit or invest here. We need to get the basics right so people have a better experience of the city centre and what it can offer. This includes improving safety, making it easier to get around and do business here, and making the most of our existing attractions.

 

Realising the full benefits of the City Rail Link

The City Rail Link is reshaping the city centre, and our focus over the next three years will be to ensure the city centre is in a position to take full advantage of the project’s enormous benefits.

 

Supporting residential growth in the city centre

The benefits of a larger residential population in the city centre are well understood, and a lot of our work is directed towards lifting population numbers. In the immediate future, we will focus on supporting existing residents, as well as ensuring we have a clear plan to support residential growth in the medium to longer term.

 

Increasing climate resilience

Recent severe weather has driven home the urgency of making the city centre more resilient to climate change. Our focus will be on enhancing flood resilience, increasing tree cover and reducing emissions through increasing the appeal of public transport, cycling and walking over private cars.

City Centre Plans

Given Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland city centre’s importance, to both the region and the country as a whole, its regeneration is guided by several strategic plans.

These plans include:

The City Centre Masterplan

The City Centre Action Plan

City Centre Action Plan

City Centre projects

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  • In Progress

Central Wharves Masterplan development

2024 - 2028

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  • In Progress

Symphony Centre & Bledisloe House developments

2020 - 2028

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  • In Progress

Downtown mixed-use precinct

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  • In Progress

The City Centre Action Plan

December 2023

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  • Stage 1 complete

Successful restoration of the CAB

2019 - TBC

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  • Ongoing

Te Komititanga – welcome to our waterfront

2023 - 2024

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  • To Be Confirmed

The Cloud

2011 - ongoing

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City Centre Tempo

June 2024 - ongoing

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