Chapter 1

About the regeneration of Maungawhau and Karangahape

About the regeneration of Maungawhau and Karangahape - Maungawhau and Karangahape

The City Rail Link (CRL) is the largest transport infrastructure project ever to be undertaken in New Zealand. The 3.45 kilometre twin-tunnel underground rail link will unlock Auckland’s public transport network and transform the way people travel around the growing international city. When the CRL opens, Aucklanders will have new world-class stations and an integrated rail service that will benefit the entire transport network for decades to come.

The rail link connects Britomart and Mt Eden stations with the creation of two brand new underground stations along the way: Aotea and Karangahape. The project will create development precincts adjacent to all stations – with Eke Panuku and Kāinga Ora engaged to deliver developments around the Mt Eden and Karangahape stations, called Maungawhau and Karangahape precincts respectively.

There is an opportunity for the Maungawhau and Karangahape precincts to deliver vibrant, urban living in a part of the city that is central, highly accessible and in close proximity to the emerging rapid transit public transport network.

The land around the station at Mt Eden (approx. 3.2ha) and the Karangahape Station (0.2ha) is jointly owned by Auckland Council and Central Government. It will be developed to provide more homes, retail, entertainment and commercial buildings right on key public transport lines. Further development opportunities within the neighbourhoods are also being explored.

Eke Panuku and Kāinga Ora are delivering the project in partnership. This partnership is made possible because of our work together in other neighbourhoods, such as Avondale, Northcote and Manukau. While the Eke Panuku team boasts significant expertise in urban regeneration, Kāinga Ora (working on behalf of central Government) brings substantial knowledge of urban development through their housing projects across the country.

Together, we see this as a hugely exciting opportunity to enable cutting edge, new, diverse communities in character neighbourhoods close to the city centre. Auckland’s economy will be invigorated with places to shop, eat, work and live close to fast, frequent public transport.