Central Auckland has changed dramatically over several decades. There used to be only a couple of thousand people living the central city and now there are over 20,000 people living primarily in apartments. About half of the people living in the city are permanent residents and the others are visitors to our city. Central Auckland is also home to thousands of students, businesses and community organisations. Each day about 80,000 people will come to work in the city and over 60,000 students will study at the many tertiary institutions. Our central city is home to many places of national significance including Auckland’s waterfront.
Our waterfront could be the best in the world and I am proud to have helped deliver the Auckland Governance reform and the Council Controlled Organisation Waterfront Auckland. Waterfront Auckland has been working hard to unlock the potential of our waterfront so that more Aucklanders can have access to it.