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Auckland Transport (AT) is leading the next phase of works in the southern section of Wynyard Quarter. This will continue the revitalisation of this part of the city centre to create vibrant, people-friendly spaces with a more-accessible waterfront.


Project status: Construction
Project zone: Central


Project overview

Wynyard Quarter is undergoing one of the largest urban regenerations in New Zealand, evolving from a publicly-restricted industrial port to a space where people can live, visit, be entertained, and do business.

The work focuses on establishing new connections between Wynyard Quarter, Victoria Park, and the CBD.

Working with Panuku Development Auckland and Watercare, AT is transforming Westhaven Drive, Beaumont Street, Daldy Street, Gaunt Street, Halsey Street, and Pakenham Street into pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly environments with high-quality street furniture, paving, and landscaping.

We will:

  • Upgrade streets in the southern section and associated intersections to support alternative modes of transport.
  • Create a connected network for pedestrians and people on bikes.
  • Continue the Daldy Street Linear Park from Pakenham Street to Victoria Park.
  • Create a neighbourhood park on the corner of Pakenham and Daldy Streets.
  • Install a new wastewater pump station and underground storage tank within Wynyard Common to increase capacity in the existing network and to accommodate future development.
  • Improve the quality of runoff stormwater by providing treatment before it is discharged into the harbour with new piping and low-impact design features such as rain gardens.
  • Upgrade bus stops.

Timeline

General construction planning

  • August 2014 - Public feedback process.
  • October 2014 - Resource consent application.
  • May 2015 - November 2017 – Halsey Street (between Pakenham Street and Fanshawe Street) and Gaunt Street (between Halsey Street and Daldy Street). 
  • Mid 2020 - Daldy Street (between Pakenham Street and Fanshawe Street) and Gaunt Street (between Daldy Street and Beaumont Street, including the Gaunt-Daldy intersection).
  • To be confirmed - Beaumont Street and the eastern end of Westhaven Drive.

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Street, park and utility upgrades


AT is leading work in the southern section of Wynyard Quarter with major street, park and utility upgrades.

The project requires significant coordination with Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Council, Watercare, private developers, and utility providers to allow construction of their projects to occur at the same time.

Find out more about the Wynyard Quarter regeneration on the Panuku website.

Current/upcoming work stages

Commenced September 2018 and will continue to mid 2020:

  • Daldy Street upgrade (between Fanshawe Street and Pakenham Street).
  • Gaunt Street upgrade (between Daldy Street and Beaumont Street, including the intersection of Gaunt and Daldy Streets).
  • Extending the Daldy Street Linear Park from Pakenham Street to Fanshawe Street.
  • Creating a neighbourhood park at the corner of Pakenham Street and Daldy Street.

Completed work stages

  • Street upgrades on Gaunt Street between Halsey and Daldy Streets.
  • Street upgrades on Halsey Street between Fanshawe Street and Pakenham Street West.
  • Shared cycling and walking paths along Madden Street and on Beaumont Street between Jellicoe Street and Pakenham Street.
  • Interim shared cycle path on Beaumont Street.

Hours of work

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm.
  • Saturdays, 7am to 1pm.
  • There may be times when we will need to work outside of these hours. We will provide notice in these instances.

All efforts will be made to maintain property access. The works will comply with Council-approved noise levels and will be scheduled at times to minimise disruption to businesses and residents. Sprinklers and hoses will be used to wet down the ground to mitigate any issues with dust.

On-street parking changes

For many people, the appeal of the waterfront area is that there are fewer cars than the rest of the city. As areas of Wynyard Quarter are redeveloped to accommodate areas where pedestrians, cyclists and public transport can safely share the space, there will be a reduction of on-street parking.

At this stage the exact parking configuration is yet to be finalised, but in general changes will include:

  • Parking along Gaunt Street will be managed with current and future access requirements in mind and to allow for the addition of rain gardens.
  • Parking along Beaumont Street north of Pakenham Street will be removed on the west side to accommodate a separated cycle pathway.
  • Parking along Beaumont Street south of Pakenham will be removed.
  • Parking on the north-south section of Westhaven Drive will be restricted to the west side to accommodate the separated cycle path.
  • Parking on both sides of Halsey Street between Pakenham and Gaunt Streets.
  • Parking on both sides of Daldy Street, south of Gaunt Street. Parking on east, then west of Daldy Street north of Gaunt Street.

AT has made changes to on-street parking in the central city, which includes parking in Wynyard Quarter, removing parking restrictions and adopting a single approach to pricing. Find out more about the changes.

Intersection upgrades

To improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and help manage the flow of vehicles through the Quarter, we are going to signalise these intersections and add pedestrian crossing facilities:

  • Where Gaunt Street intersects Beaumont Street - signalised with pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • Where Westhaven Drive intersects Beaumont Street - signalised with pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • Where Halsey, Gaunt Street and Viaduct Harbour Avenue intersect - signalised with pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • Where Gaunt Street intersects with Daldy Street - this will be an unsignalised intersection.
  • Where Beaumont Street intersects Pakenham Street, Madden Street and Jellicoe Street - these will be unsignalised intersections.
  • Intersection of Beaumont Street and Westhaven Drive.

Extending Daldy Street Linear Park

The revitalisation of the waterfront area has been carefully planned based on an Urban Design Framework that guided the city planning in this area, including the provision of a number of parks and open spaces.

The Daldy Street Linear Park will be extended during these works from Pakenham Street to Victoria Park. The vision is to create a people-friendly, green landscape connection between Victoria Park and the waterfront.

Daldy Street Linear Park and the neighbourhood park are designed to be activated by adjacent retail and commercial activity within the Wynyard Quarter.

Image:  Illustration of Daldy Street upgrade and the Daldy Street Linear Park.

Daldy Street Illustration web

A neighbourhood park

In keeping with the concept of open and accessible public spaces, a small neighbourhood park in the centre of Wynyard Quarter will be created within the Daldy Street Linear Park.

This small pocket park is envisioned as an intimate space for the residential apartments and office buildings which will eventually be built in the area.

At 70 metres x 49 metres it will be equivalent in size to Takutai Square in Britomart or Waitemata Plaza in Viaduct Harbour.

It will be a space for people who live and work in the area to take a break from being inside.

Public consultation asking people how they would like this space to be used was undertaken between May and July 2014.

Image: Illustration of the neighbourhood park at corner of Pakenham Street and Daldy Street

Neighgbourhood park web

New wastewater pumping station

Watercare is working closely with Auckland Transport and Waterfront Auckland to coordinate the upgrade of the wastewater network in Wynyard Quarter. A new wastewater pump station and underground storage tank will be installed in Wynyard Common to increase capacity in the existing network and to accommodate future development.

The new pump station will be connected to the existing network via a new 700m pipeline under Pakenham and Halsey Streets, to Victoria Street West.

Stormwater

To help improve the quality of runoff stormwater before it enters the harbour, new piping and low-impact landscape design such as rain gardens will continue to be used throughout Wynyard Quarter.

Cycling network

Increasingly, more people are choosing to cycle to work or for fun. The creation of cycle paths through Wynyard Quarter supports this and makes it easier to get around.

Find out more about AT’s cycling and walking programme.

Interim and long-term shared cycle paths

Construction of the cycling network has been timed to coincide with the Wynyard Quarter street upgrades.

A shared path has been completed on Beaumont Street between Jellicoe Street and Fanshawe Street, and then travelling behind 24 Westhaven Drive to connect to the Westhaven Promenade.

There is also an on-road cycling route from the eastern tip of Westhaven Drive into the city travelling along Beaumont Street-Gaunt Street-Viaduct Harbour Avenue -Customs Street West, terminating at the intersection with Market Place. This route is a more direct route into the city from Westhaven and is suitable for cyclists comfortable sharing the road with cars.


Getting around the Quarter

Due to the extent of the works, road closures and detours will be required, impacting traffic in and around Wynyard Quarter.

Road layout changes and detours

Anticipated work timing: September 2018 to mid-2020:

  • Daldy Street (between Fanshawe Street and Gaunt Street and between Gaunt Street and Pakenham Street), will be closed to all vehicle traffic, except for building tenants and construction vehicles.
  • The right hand turn into Daldy Street from Fanshawe Street will be closed to all traffic.
  • Where possible we will retain pedestrian and cycling access to Daldy Street, which will be restricted around worksites.
  • Detour signs will guide locals, customers and visitors into the quarter and around the road closures.

AT Work Staging Wynyard Quarter Map web

While the works are underway, we will monitor traffic flows and will alter traffic light phasing to improve traffic flow.

All on-street parking within the work areas will be unavailable to the public. Access to off-street or private parking will be maintained, or as required as part of the traffic management plan.

Please consider walking, cycling or public transport as an alternative to taking your car.

Walking and cycling

Pedestrian and cycling restrictions will be in place around work sites. Signage will be provided to direct movement around and away from road closures and construction areas.

Temporary changes to bus services

Existing bus services along Daldy Street will be rerouted around Halsey Street - Gaunt Street - Beaumont Street - Jellicoe Street and back to Halsey Street. Temporary bus stops will be put in place around this loop to replace those impacted by the Daldy Street road closures.

During construction, there may be delays to the 010 and City Link services. Please allow extra time for your journey to and from work.

Tram services

The tram will resume full loop operation following the completion of the Daldy Street and Gaunt Street park and street upgrade works.

Get timetables and guides for public transport services.


Project objectives

The objectives for the Wynyard Quarter project are defined by the Auckland Council District Plan – Plan change 4, the Urban Design Framework and the Sustainable Development Framework.

The upgrades will support several of Auckland Council’s strategic objectives for the city defined in the Auckland Plan, the City Centre Master Plan and the Waterfront Plan.

The Waterfront Plan proposed enhanced accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. It sets an ambitious 70/30 modal split (ie 70% of peak trips are by passenger transport, walking and cycling, and only 30% by private vehicle).


For more information about this project

Contact Auckland Transport