Queen Street changes Queen Street changes

Auckland’s city centre is transforming to become a world-class place that is thoughtfully designed and reflects the changing way we use our city. 

Project status: Construction
Project zone: Central

Project background

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are making changes in Wai Horotiu Queen Street Valley, which will make it a place to come to, not through. The changes will be designed to provide more and better-quality space for people and to prioritise Aucklanders who walk, cycle, and use micro-mobility and public transport in the area.

For more information on how driving and parking is changing in Queen St, see our Betterway driving page

Learn more about finding better ways to get around the city centre while works are underway.

For more information on the Wai Horotiu Queen Street Valley project and how it reflects the aims of the City Centre Masterplan, you can go to Auckland Council’s project page.

Wai Horotiu Queen Street Project consultation

Consultation on the final stage of the Wai Horotiu Queen Street project closed on 22 October 2021.

The consultation covered the length of Queen Street from Shortland Street to Mayoral Drive and included proposals for how Auckland Council and AT plan to remove private motor vehicles from Queen Street, in line with the vision expressed by the City Centre Masterplan.

 The northern section of Queen Street, between Customs and Shortland streets, will be revisited to achieve continuity.

When implemented, this plan would deliver an improved and more vibrant street environment, with fewer cars and more quality space for people.

The public feedback report for this consultation is now available, along with information on the design and construction programme.

Interim parking and loading changes

Separate to the Wai Horotiu Queen Street valley project, AT consulted on interim changes to parking, loading and servicing on Queen Street. These interim changes removed all general parking from Queen Street and replaced it with a mix of loading zones and goods loading zones.

View the feedback summary report.

Queen Street network changes

In early May 2021, Aucklanders gave us their feedback on a range of bus and roading changes that were proposed for Queen Street as a result of Auckland Council’s Wai Horotiu Queen Street Valley project (Customs Street to Shortland Street).

The proposed network changes were also designed to respond to the bus route changes resulting from the closure of the Victoria St/Albert St intersection and reopening of the Wellesley St/Albert St intersection in late June 2021.

Read the full Queen Street network changes feedback summary report.

For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport