The Wynyard Quarter area and planned development is unique in Auckland, in terms of its size, its proximity to the city centre and its prime waterfront location. It is surrounded by water on three sides, with a major arterial route and the final leg of the Northern Busway on the fourth side. These situational advantages make the area very attractive for intensive use but also present very significant challenges in terms of accessibility.

Flow has been involved in the planning of the area since 2005. We were originally responsible for leading the transport assessment to support the Wynyard Quarter Plan Changes on behalf of the former Auckland City Council. We were subsequently commissioned to carry out detailed assessments relating to the Wynyard Crossing (the lifting bridge which now provides a pedestrian connection between the Viaduct Harbour and the Wynyard Quarter) and the Viaduct Events Centre, which was built in 2011. We have since been involved in several streetscape projects within the Quarter, and in 2024 we presented evidence for the Council to they Plan Change 78 Hearings on the transport effects of proposals for additional intensification (extra building height) within the Quarter.