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.
- Find out about street and utility upgrades.
- Find out about road closures and detours around the Quarter.
Project status: Construction
Project zone: Central
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.
- 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 small central park on the corner of Pakenham and Daldy Streets – currently with the working title of Wynyard Common.
- 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.
General construction planning
- August 2014 - Public feedback process.
- October 2014 - Resource consent application.
- May 2015 - Start of construction.
- 2019 - Completion.
AT is leading work in the southern section of Wynyard Quarter with major street 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.
Current/upcoming work stages
Expected to commence in 2018:
- Gaunt Street between Beaumont Street and Daldy Street (including the intersection of Gaunt and Daldy Streets).
- Daldy Street upgrade (between Fanshawe Street and Pakenham Street) and Linear Park.
- Bus stop upgrades on Halsey Street, Beaumont Street, and Jellicoe Street. Find out more about the bus stop work.
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.
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.
AT is going to build new and upgrade existing bus stops in Wynyard Quarter.
The improved stops will support the introduction of a simpler and more integrated public transport network (scheduled for mid-late 2018) and improve customer experience.
- New double bus stop on the west side of Halsey Street, outside Bayleys.
- New double bus stop and shelter on the east side of Halsey Street, outside Microsoft.
- New triple bus layover on the west side of Beaumont Street, opposite the car park.
- Existing bus stop on Jellicoe Street will be modified.
- New temporary single bus stop on the east side of Halsey Street, adjacent to Pakenham Street.
We expect the work to start in March 2018 and take 3 months to complete.
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 a future headland open space at the end of Wynyard Point.
Image: Cross-section of Daldy Street.
In keeping with the concept of open and accessible public spaces, a small park in the centre of Wynyard Quarter will be created within the Daldy Street Linear Park.
Currently, with the working title of 'Wynyard Common' 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.
Public consultation asking people how they would like this space to be used was undertaken between May and July 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Interim and long-term shared cycle paths
Construction of the cycling network has been timed to coincide with the Wynyard Quarter street upgrades (under construction until 2019).
Shared paths have been completed along Madden Street and on Beaumont Street between Jellicoe Street and Pakenham Street.
The next stage will be construction of an interim, shared walking and cycle path connecting the Beaumont Street shared path with Westhaven Promenade. Based on stakeholder input on the route, the connection will continue along the eastern side of Beaumont Street, crossing at the Fanshawe Street intersection and then travel behind 24 Westhaven Drive to connect to the Westhaven Promenade.
AT will be engaging with local stakeholders and businesses to determine the route for the permanent cycle connection between Westhaven Promenade and North Wharf. Construction will be timed to coincide with road upgrades in the area.
Upcoming cycle path work will also include a shared path that will go along the western end of Gaunt Street to Daldy Street where it will connect with the Daldy Street Linear Park.
Due to the extent of the works, road closures and detours will be required, impacting traffic in and around Wynyard Quarter.
While the works are underway, we will monitor traffic flows and will alter traffic light phasing to allow more green time when turning from Fanshawe Street into Daldy Street.
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.
Bus and tram services
During construction, there may be delays to the 010 and City Link services. Please allow extra time for your journey to and from work.
The tram will be decommissioned for the duration of the works.
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).