Queens Wharf - progressively delivering waterfront public spaces for people
About this opportunity
Queens Wharf will be progressively redeveloped to deliver on its role as 'the people’s wharf'. With the long-term relocation of the cruise terminal to Captain Cook wharf, Queens Wharf public spaces will be enhanced, as fits its pivotal location where Waihorotiu / Queen Street Valley meets the waterfront.
What's already happening
These changes will include enhanced public spaces and facilities to support placemaking and events. These works build on current projects happening as part of Downtown programme that include the first stages of:
- Downtown Ferry Basin redevelopment
- Te Wānanga (formally downtown public space)
- Quay Street enhancement.
How this would happen
The City Centre Masterplan, consistent with waterfront planning being led by Panuku Development Auckland, envisages the following outcomes in future:
- Removal of The Cloud, presenting an initial opportunity for public space enhancements on Queens Wharf.
- Further stages of ferry terminal redevelopment.
- Further stages of downtown public space development integrating the heritage Ferry Building and Queens Wharf.
- Eventual development of a permanent cruise ship terminal on Captain Cook wharf, to the east of Queens Wharf.
- Further staged public space improvements to Queens Wharf, to be delivered as areas are released from other uses.
- Return of Shed 11 structure to the south of Shed 10, to serve as a sheltering element with potential to house cultural activities, markets and events.
- Potential to house a Papa kōkiri / mana whenua facility, a key aspiration identified by the Kaitiaki Forum.
- Further stages of the Quay Street Waterfront Boulevard to the east of Commerce Street, enabling closer integration of the Britomart precinct with the central wharves waterfront.
- Creation of an Admiralty Basin public space, providing an additional water’s edge public space between Queens Wharf and Captain Cook Wharf.