Story: City planning

Auckland's plan (1st of 4)

The town plans for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin were based on the grid, but differed in detail. Auckland’s initial plan, designed by surveyor Felton Mathew, included a set of circular streets (a circus) based on what became Albert Park, two public squares and a shipping basin, none of which were built.

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Early settlement planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 26 Mar 2015