Wynyard Common is the working title for a new park that is being created in the centre of Wynyard Quarter.
The project is a continuation of the revitalisation of Wynyard Quarter from an industrial port area to a vibrant, prosperous and accessible harbour edge business, residential, and entertainment precinct.
Wynyard Common is a project that is being delivered by Auckland Transport, Watercare and Waterfront Auckland.
It falls within the wider development of Wynyard Quarter South being led by AT which seeks to upgrade the roads within this area, and leads to better connections between Wynyard Quarter, Victoria Park and the central business district. The Wynyard Quarter South project is one of Auckland Transport’s top ten projects. Consultation on Wynyard Quarter South will start later this year.
Wynyard Common is part of the green connection created by the Daldy Street park which runs from Victoria Park in the south to the public open space planned for the future on Wynyard Point. It will eventually be surrounded by residential apartments and office buildings. It will be a place used by the future community that surrounds it, a gathering spot and hub of activity in the southern part of Wynyard Quarter.
At 70 metres x 49 metres it will be equivalent in size to Takutai Square in Britomart or Waitemata Plaza in Viaduct Harbour.
Features and benefits
Over the next few years there will be several thousand people living in Wynyard Quarter in newly built apartments and terraced houses. There will also be many more people working in the area in innovation, office and marine related jobs.
Wynyard Common will complement the nearby green spaces of Victoria Park, which is largely used for sports based activities and Silo Park, a hub for community events.
It will be a space for people who live and work in the area to take a break from being inside.
During May, Waterfront Auckland gathered ideas about how you'd like to use Wynyard Common. A number of themes came through in the feedback and Waterfront Auckland have a second round of consultation open to check how you'd like these themes incorporated in the design of Wynyard Common.
Waterfront Auckland held two workshops on Wednesday 16 July 2014 to get more in depth feedback on the themes.