Downtown Programme on target for America’s Cup
The Downtown Programme has rounded the halfway mark and is on the downwind leg, closing in on America’s Cup 2021.
This positive news comes as an intensive period of work over the summer holiday period is coming to an end, with a number of key milestones on target to be met in the first quarter of 2020:
- The first of three sections of the Quay Street Seismic Strengthening programme is now complete with 104 palisade wall piles in place between Queens Wharf and Marsden Wharf.
- Lower Albert Street’s eastern footpath will open at the end of March, coinciding with the opening of the Commercial Bay development.
- On the southern side of Quay Street, the new footpath between Lower Hobson Street and Lower Queen Street is also due for completion and opening in late March
- In the Ferry Basin, the first pontoon has arrived and will be installed and commissioned during February. This means berth 6 will be up and running for services from late February
The programme, which is transforming Quay Street into a vibrant waterfront destination, includes the Quay Street Seismic Strengthening, Quay Street Enhancement, Lower Albert Street Bus Interchange, Downtown Public Space and the Ferry Basin Redevelopment projects. Each project is on target for completion of major works by December 2020.