Panuku Development Auckland, as Auckland Council’s urban regeneration agency, has been tasked with the sustainable regeneration of the Wynyard Quarter on behalf of all Aucklanders.
It sees this as an opportunity to lead the way in demonstrating the application of sustainable development in the urban environment.
This has involved delivering public realm projects where sustainability is visible, such as incorporation of rain gardens and wetlands, utilising independent rating tools to verify progress, and developing the Wynyard Quarter Smart website to bring the sustainability story to life.
The redevelopment of Wynyard Quarter has provided an ideal environment to showcase sustainability in an impactful and tangible way. The space has evolved from an industrial port closed to the public to a place where people can live, visit, be entertained and do business. Historically the waterfront has been a major driver of Auckland’s economic growth and the revamped Wynyard Quarter is set to continue that into the future.
Panuku Development Auckland is a finalist in the 2015 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards in the Community Impact category.