Tamaki Drive Urban Design Guidelines

Tamaki Drive extends along the Waitemata Harbour shoreline for 9 kilometres eastwards from Auckland’s CBD to St Heliers Bay. This coastline is one of the most popular scenic and recreational open space destinations in the Auckland region.

The outstanding character and attractiveness of Tamaki Drive has resulted in significant development pressure on the transport corridor, foreshore parks, reserves and promenades. Consequently, development and improvements to these areas have often occurred without a consistent or co-ordinated approach sometimes resulting in ad-hoc or unfavourable development.

LA4 were commissioned to prepare this comprehensive document which provides a vision and overall principles for future development as well as detailed guidelines for specific character areas, design elements and implementation.