There are growing fears that three of Auckland's showcase new urban design projects will not be ready in time for the America's Cup in March 2021. Pressure on the consenting process is the main cause.

The three projects are a new footbridge connecting the Viaduct with Wynyard Quarter, a big pedestrian plaza at the west end of Quay St, by the ferry basin, and a new pedestrian plaza round the corner from that, in front of Britomart Station.

The news on all three projects was delivered to a meeting of Auckland Council's finance and performance committee yesterday by Barry Potter,

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