Just when you thought the Clarence St upgrade was progressing, it’s not! Due to a lack of communication between the council and Auckland Transport, the work that had begun but has now stopped was not part of the upgrade plan at all.
In fact, when the real upgrade begins sometime after the RWC, what you can see has been modified will largely have to be destroyed to make way for the proper Clarence St upgrade.
Local board Chair Chris Darby expressed his frustration, but said it was a consequence of the supercity still bedding in, and the division of responsibilities being finalised.
The Speculator has also learned that the new pedestrian crossing on King Edward Parade is also temporary, and will be ripped up and replaced at a later date when the wharf upgrade begins.