Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

How Long Does It Take To Grow A Carpark?

The Port of Auckland has announced it wants to build a “designed” car park and put a public park on top.

This is in response to the wharves-full-of-cars issue that has dedevilled Auckland’s waterfront.

I think it’s a great option, but it’s a shame it took this length of time to get to it. Cities such as Copenhagen and Singapore have been doing this for a wee while.




Plans for a new port carpark have been around since at least 2012, and this latest version may not be in place until 2023.

A new park would be quite well established in all the time it will take to make this happen. If we want Auckland’s problems fixed more quickly, we need to unblock the hose and let the water really flow.

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