Auckland’s Downtown Programme was completed last week, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in attendance to mark the occasion, Auckland Council announced. The six projects reflect an investment of $350 million by Auckland Transport and Auckland Council, $42 million of which was provided by the government. The programme created a generous and welcoming destination along the water’s edge that is recognisably Tāmaki Makaurau. The space is designed to strengthen people’s connection with the Waitematā Harbour.