Queens Wharf is party central
It's official - Queens Wharf will be party central in time for the Rugby World Cup.This morning Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully announced an agreement between the government and Auckland Regional Council means the area will be redeveloped in time
Fri, 16 Jul 2010
It’s official - Queens Wharf will be party central in time for the Rugby World Cup.
This morning Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully announced an agreement between the government and Auckland Regional Council means the area will be redeveloped in time for next year’s event.
“The government will proceed with building the temporary ‘cloud’ structure at the harbour end of the wharf for fan zone activities, festival events, industry showcasing, and international media and VIP hosting,” Mr McCully said.
“Shed 11 will be dismantled and removed, while the ARC will repair Shed 10 to a sufficient standard to ensure it is safe and does not visually impair the site. ARC’s share of Queens Wharf transfers to the new Waterfront Development Agency on 1 November 2010, and it will then be up to the WDA to determine the shed’s long-term future.”
He said the government bought its half share of Queens Wharf because it recognised the site’s potential for the Rugby World Cup and as a legacy asset for Auckland.
“At times in the last few weeks our ambitions for Queens Wharf appeared under threat, but we remained determined to make the most of the opportunities presented by the tournament,” he said.
"The solution announced today ensures that we can deliver an outstanding facility for Rugby World Cup celebrations, while leaving decisions relating to the wharf’s long-term development, as well as the future of Shed 10, in the appropriate hands of the Waterfront Development Agency.”
Fri, 16 Jul 2010
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