We have one of the most stunning waterfronts in the world and our challenge, over time, will be to transform it into an internationally recognised urban waterfront environment. That’s the message from John Dalzell, the brand spanking new chief executive of the Auckland Waterfront Development Agency (AWDA), whose appointment was announced by AWDA chairman Bob Harvey today.
“Delivering a world class waterfront for Auckland is one of the most exciting and high-profile projects anywhere in the country and I am delighted that someone with John’s knowledge, skills, experience is able to take a leadership role. The board and I are looking forward to working closely with John and his team on this massive project,” says Harvey.
Dalzell, currently project director of Sea + City Projects Ltd, says the key to transforming the waterfront into a place that can contribute its full potential to the Auckland and New Zealand economy is in “...investing in projects and places that balance social, cultural and environment goals with commercially viable and sustainable projects”.
Sea + City Projects Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Auckland Regional Holdings and will form part of the AWDA from November 1.