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Te Wāhanga Akoranga

Learning Quarter

CCMP seeks to enhance integration and access to city centre universities through rapid transit, and walking and cycling connections. It will create a more attractive, expanded city campus environment through significant street network changes enabled by Access for Everyone (A4E).

Learning Quarter


  • Waterfront pedestrian links
  • City - Campus integration
  • Future development
  • Transit street
  • Public transport streets
  • City to village links
Te tūhonotanga o Princes Street

Princes Street integration

Enhanced linkages between University of Auckland and Albert Park, with reduced traffic and car parking enabling a new social street edge.

Albert Park Tunnels

Portals in Princes and Symonds streets open new access options to the elevated Learning Quarter campuses from midtown and the eastern edge of the city centre.

It will be possible to get from Princess Street to Aotea Station in five minutes.

Te Tomokanga o Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makaurau

AUT Gateway

Mayoral Drive is more than just an inner-city bypass. For AUT it acts as an important gateway and street address to the city campus.

It is an important place function that needs to be recognised in realising the Access for Everyone (A4E) and Learning Quarter goals.

Symonds Street

Symonds Street

Central section of Symonds Street to become a high quality urban environment that prioritises public transport, walking and cycling. Enabled by Access for Everyone (A4E), traffic movements will be tailored to university business access needs rather than a through route for general traffic.

This will unlock new space for people and support the ongoing evolution of the area as a city campus aligned with university development plans.

Te Wāhanga Hauora

Health Precinct

Recognises the significance of the health precinct in Grafton to the Learning Quarter as a whole.  It will enhance its connections to the city centre across Grafton Gully.

Ngā hononga tauwhiro taiao

Green links

Create new green links to The Domain and Auckland Museum as part of future changes in Grafton Gully with the creation of Grafton Gully boulevard and future development.

Te tūranga pahi mō anamata

Future bus terminal

Potential future public transport bus terminal in Grafton Gully. This is to be investigated alongside integrated development. Partnering opportunities will be explored with mana whenua and key stakeholders.

Ngā tiriti o St Paul me Mount

St Paul and Mount streets

Improvements to become great pedestrian-prioritised walking streets through AUT campus between Symonds Street ridge and Waihorotiu / Queen Street Valley.

Ngā kōwhiringa ara pahikara

Cycleway opportunities

New and enhanced walking and cycling connections between Learning Quarter, Grafton and Newmarket, including potential re-use of closed motorway ramp.