Auckland’s City Rail Link to create housing and jobs

City Rail Link (CRL) benefits are more than just improving public transport access to most parts of the city centre and major employment areas.

The project has identified about 200,000sqm of development potential after construction of the 3.45km twin-tunnel underground rail link below the city centre is completed. This will achieve the broader transformational objectives of the Auckland Plan and support government housing initiatives.

The potential is estimated to be around 1400 new dwellings and around 4800 new jobs at these locations. Due for completion in 2023/24, CRL includes a redeveloped Mt Eden Station and two new underground stations – one mid-town at Wellesley and Victoria Streets and one uptown at Mercury Lane, off Karangahape Road.

The likely combined commercial development gross floor area is about 65,000sqm at the Britomart, Aotea, Karangahape and Mt Eden sites. The likely combined residential development area is about 130,000sqm, most of which will be at Mt Eden, with some at Karangahape.

This potential includes:

• Land at the rear of the Britomart Transport Centre
• The Aotea Station site which includes the west
Bledisloe Car Park
• The Karangahape Road station site
• About 4.6 hectares at Mt Eden including road reserve and the land acquired for the main construction yard, station and trenches.

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