Discussions between Auckland Council and Save the Queen Street Society (SQSS) on Tuesday afternoon have failed to resolve the differences between the two parties on the future direction of Queen Street, Auckland Council has announced. Works are set to commence next week to improve the northern end of Queen Street between Customs Street and Shortland Street, but this could be halted with SQSS’s move to bring the council to the High Court to stop work on the street. Mayor Phil Goff has expressed it is unfortunate, for Aucklanders who want to see Queen Street improved for pedestrians, that the legal action initiated by SQSS could delay the works and impose legal costs on the ratepayer.