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The fate of the Oakland Stadium could be decided within months



The five-level car park building with a rooftop park scheduled from the Auckland ports for Bledisloe Wharf from 2019

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The five-level car park building with a rooftop park scheduled from the Auckland ports for Bledisloe Wharf from 2019

The fate of the quay, talking about Auckland, could be sealed within a few months as a competitive future for the site.

The Auckland ports are hoping to start construction next February or March in a five-storey car park that takes part of the Bledisloe Wharf site that is accessible to the stadium's organizers.

February is also the expiration date of an interim report by a government team examining whether the port of Auckland could eventually move elsewhere.

The location of the proposed Ports of Auckland car park, presented in connection with the memorial stage of the waterfront

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The location of the proposed Ports of Auckland car park, presented in connection with the memorial stage of the waterfront

Both processes seem to operate unhindered by the Auckland Council, which Auckland Waterfront Consortium amateurs hope will take the leading role in the proposed $ 1.8 billion area.

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The port company belonging to the municipality has applied for consent for the "car building" and is preparing to launch a tender to begin construction early next year.

The building will occupy an area of ​​0.75 hectares of 13 liters of Bledisloe Wharf and, while being separated from the stadium stage, will take up space for the need for promotions for commercial developments that would partially fund the stadium.

"The proposal of Ports of Auckland to build a parking space in Bledisloe Wharf is something that we believe should be reviewed immediately," Mike Sage, vice-chairman of the consortium, told the board's design committee this week.

However, the council gave the court a double hit, next to the consortium's request to fund a detailed feasibility study and leave the port company free to continue with the building.

"While we consider the long-term future of the harbor, including its relocation from Central Auckland, the port has to face capacity constraints and parking is a temporary option to do so," said mayor Phil Goff in a statement Material.

The car-handling building means that the harbor will not need much room for unloading the imported vehicles, part of a strategy that will see it deliver the Captain Cook Wharf for a future cruise terminal and demolish the remaining half of the Marsden Wharf.

The Auckland ports have released an image of the proposed design, which is generally supported by the Urban Design panel of the Council.

The building will have a public park on the top floor and the table supported a plan to incorporate light in the west and part of the southern facades.

"It is a mechanism for introducing creative lighting and opportunities for public art, including those that would promote or enhance the particular cultural character of the city and the harbor," the team wrote in her view.

The other longer-term process is the government working group examining the future of the upper ports of the North Island with the possible relocation of the Auckland port as a key objective.

It is going to present an interim report in February to Transport Minister Shane Jones, but this is a progress report and not a substantive finding.

No date has yet been set for the final report of the working group of the Supply Chain Study Group in the Upper North Island.

In September, the group lost one of its members when Auckland's lawyer and construction and infrastructure specialist Sarah Sinclair resigned because of a perceived conflict of interest.

The Auckland River Consortium stated that further detailed work on its proposal could be funded by the private sector or by a charity.

A meeting is planned to discuss the proposal with the Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson.


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