The Landing Concept Plan (Pathways to the Sea)

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Proposed draft concept of The Landing (Auckland Council)

As our community grows and evolves, so do our needs for recreational spaces that cater to a wide range of interests. Auckland Council’s proposal to develop the Landing into a community recreation space offers an exciting opportunity to create a hub that fosters a sense of togetherness and enriches lives through water and land based sports events, farmers markets, seafood festivals, and so much more. 

With new spaces for paddlers, sailing, Waka-Ama, surf ski, kayaking – a safe harbour that makes these sports more inclusive and safer, green spaces, and a front row seat to Auckland’s best views – we truly believe we need to support the development at the Landing. 

Uniting the Community Through Recreation

The key advantage of the proposal is its potential to bring our community members closer together. Shared recreational spaces provide a common ground for people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests to interact and connect. From families enjoying time together, to paddlers, sailors, triathletes and more participating in friendly competitions, training and learning, let’s grow our community through connection.

Embracing Active Lifestyles

Auckland’s breath-taking natural beauty is the perfect backdrop for encouraging active and healthy lifestyles. By transforming the Landing into a space that accommodates a variety of events & activities the proposal aligns with our city’s commitment to promoting physical well-being. 

Celebrating Cultural Heritage

A multisport paddling centre dedicated to Waka Ama at The Landing holds immense value in facilitating  a deeper understanding of and connection to our cultural heritage. By offering a platform for the practice and exploration of Waka Ama, a sport deeply rooted in Māori culture and history, the centre not only provides an opportunity for individuals to engage in physical activity but also serves as a powerful means of honouring and recognising our ancestral connections to the land and ocean.

Boosting Tourism and Economic Growth

The development of the Landing as a multifunctional space has the potential to attract visitors from both within and outside the city. Sports and events draw tourism, injecting vitality into the local economy. Increased foot traffic can lead to new business opportunities, job creation, and a flourishing local economy that benefits everyone in the community.

Connecting with our moana

Amidst the hustle and bustle of urban life, it’s crucial to have accessible spaces where residents can unwind and connect with nature. The proposed recreational space provides a environment where individuals and families can escape the city’s clamour, breathe in fresh sea air, and find solace in the beauty of nature.

We believe supporting Auckland Council’s proposal to develop the Landing into a space for active recreation is a step towards a brighter, more connected future for our community. By embracing a space that offers a myriad of activities, from water sports events to farmers’ markets, we are investing in our well-being, unity, and shared growth. 

Let’s rally behind this proposal and contribute to the creation of a vibrant, thriving hub that will benefit current and future generations alike.