The community benefit of the ASB Waterfront Theatre is best
illustrated via how it delivers to several strategic planning
documents for the Auckland region.
The key document is
The Auckland Plan. The ASB Waterfront Theatre meets two of the
transformational shifts to ensure Auckland becomes the world's most
liveable city by 2040.
The first shift is to 'substantially raise living standards for
all Aucklanders and focus on those most in need'. The new theatre
delivers to the structural change required to shift to "new
economy" industries in long-term, sustainable, high-growth sectors,
and substantial improvements in people's educational achievement
It also delivers to 'radically improve the quality of urban
living'. The new theatre displays architectural and spatial design
excellence in one of the city's best assets, the waterfront.
Incorporated into The Auckland Plan is the strategic
initiative of the city centre, identified to effect Auckland's
transformation on the world stage and achieve the region's goals as
a fair and inclusive community. The Plan includes policies to
ensure that major cultural institutions of quality are located in
the city centre to provide professional and international cultural
Within the Draft Waterfront Plan, the new theatre delivers
against the 20 new places proposal of developing new, fun places
that will attract many more families and visitors, young and old,
to the waterfront for recreation and enjoyment. The design of the
new theatre and ASB's new headquarters also meets the Laneways
proposal of enhancing existing laneways and the creation of new
lanes through larger blocks to improve access to the waterfront
area and encourage people to explore.