On Tuesday, Auckland Council and Auckland Transport unveiled their midtown programme, describing the area as: ‘a part of Auckland where our history, art and culture can be seen and heard and will spill out into public life; where people choose to spend time and socialise; a place that is attractive and feels inclusive and safe.’ Projects include City Rail Link’s Aotea Station, which won a World Architecture Festival WAFX cultural identity award in 2019. When it opens, the station will be New Zealand’s busiest with more people entering or exiting than any other station.