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$19m for Auckland’s temporary ‘Party Central’

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011 – MONEY IS NO OBJECT

### ODT Online Tue, 20 Apr 2010
‘Party central’ to be $9m temporary structure
“Party Central” for the Rugby World Cup at Queen’s Wharf in Auckland will now be a $9 million, 160m temporary building which will service two cruise ships and cater for up to 8000 people. The Government and Auckland Regional Council, which owns Queen’s Wharf, confirmed their preferred option today following the decision of Auckland Mayors not to fund anything permanent by next year. NZPA

The Government will fund the $9m structure, while the ARC will spend about $10m on wharf strengthening and re-sealing.

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Ad hoc planning, the malaise

Not solely the province of Auckland, Dunedin has its own problems…

### sstlive.co.nz Last updated 05:00 08/11/2009
Ad hoc planning makes us architects of our downfall
By Finlay Macdonald – Sunday Star Times
Party central? Try party pooper central. Seasoned urban planning watchers in Auckland could have predicted the current fiasco around revamping Queens Wharf for the Rugby World Cup.
This city exemplifies a wider national malaise when it comes to civic and aesthetic vision – a shortsighted, narrow-minded parsimoniousness that dooms even a blessed natural environment such as the Waitemata harbour front to dull mediocrity.
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2011 RWC: Queens Wharf Party Central

### RNZ News Updated at 7:36am on 24 August 2009
Queens Wharf competition launched

The Auckland City and Auckland Regional councils have jointly announced the next stage in the multi-million dollar re-development of Queens Wharf on Auckland’s waterfront.

A design and ideas competition has been launched, which will help shape how the new facilities may look for the 2011 Rugby World Cup and future use as a cruise terminal. Designs must adhere to a $76 million cap. So far the Auckland City Council has committed $54 million, leaving a $22 million shortfall.

A shortlist of designs will be announced at the end of September.
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Here’s the direct link to the www.queenswharf.org.nz site.

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More rash spending for 2011 RWC

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### scoop.co.nz Thursday, 18 June 2009, 5:22 pm
Media Release
City Vision-Labour Councillors – Auckland City Council
For Immediate Release
Thursday 18 June 2009

C&R Afflicted With “Rugby World Cup-itis”

At today’s Auckland City Council meeting, the Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors voted for an $84.5 million dollar project on Queen’s Wharf which will host the public space activities for the Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011) described as ‘Party Central’ by the Prime Minister.
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### TVNZ News Published: 4:30PM Thursday June 18, 2009
Wharf development to cost ratepayers $84m
Source: Newstalk ZB/ONE News

Auckland City ratepayers will have to come up with $84 million to redevelop Queens Wharf. After lengthy debate on Thursday afternoon, councillors approved a plan that will include strengthening the wharf and turning two empty sheds into cruise liner terminals in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
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### TVNZ News Published: 12:56PM Thursday June 11, 2009
Queens Wharf to be RWC ‘party central’
Source: ONE News

Auckland’s Queens Wharf will be used as ‘party central’ during the Rugby World Cup and could end up with a new cruise ship passenger terminal.
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### ODT Online Fri, 19 Jun 2009
Funding dispute over Auckland waterfront plan

The day after Auckland City Council voted on a $84 million plan to revamp Queen’s Wharf for the 2011 Rugby World Cup a dispute is brewing over how it will be funded. Any decision about funding will have to be signed off by an board charged with overseeing Auckland’s transition to a single “super city”. NZPA
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### ODT Online Fri, 19 Jun 2009
ARC not keen on plans for Queen’s Wharf

Auckland Regional Council (ARC) chairman Mike Lee does not like the $84 million plan Auckland City Council voted on to revamp Queen’s Wharf for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Mr Lee told Radio New Zealand that he visited the [wharf] sheds today and was under-whelmed.
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### Radio New Zealand National Friday, 19 June 2009 7:12 AM
Morning Report with Geoff Robinson and Sean Plunket
Uncertain future for Queens Wharf development

Joining Morning Report is Auckland City mayor John Banks.
Audio Link (Duration 3′54″)

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