The 36th America's Cup will be held in Auckland city centre's Wynyard Quarter, with the event base spread across Wynyard Point, Halsey Street wharf and Hobson Wharf.
Ahead of the racing, infrastructure for team bases and public viewing access is being constructed under the management of Panuku Development Auckland, with design and construction to be delivered by the Wynyard Edge Alliance (WEA) – made up of McConnell Dowell, Downer, Beca and Tonkin & Taylor.
The event will be delivered by America’s Cup Event Ltd (ACE), with the main race held in March 2021 following a Christmas Regatta in December 2020 and The Prada Cup in in January and February 2021.
Managing the impact of construction and the event and maximising opportunities for business
As a requirement of the Resource Consent allowing the America’s Cup facilities to be built and the event to take place, a Community Liaison Group (CLG) was formed to ensure that those directly affected have the chance to give input into a series of management plans. These include travel plans for the construction works, what legacy the event will deliver as well as how the event will operate and integrate with the surrounding area. The CLG is also being used as a mechanism for businesses, residents, Heart of the City, the WQ TMA and other key stakeholders to keep informed about progress on the event and be a forum where people can ask questions and provide feedback to WEA and ACE to ensure it delivers a positive experience for the city centre community and beyond.
We are part of the CLG to give thought to the needs of businesses in the area of works - we want construction impact to be minimised, access to be maintained, and businesses to be given a good opportunity to participate and leverage off the event.
If you’d like to know more about the CLG, or are a business in the area of the works/event and want to know more, please get in touch here.
Construction and management updates
Our updates to city centre businesses on key milestones for the project and what’s happening to manage impacts and maximise opportunities.