These are listed below. I have numbered recommendations which I think are lessons for Auckland, and which we should take seriously, before we lose the opportunity to create and develop public spaces across our waterfront.....
Recommendation "3" is for public space at ground level (ie not at level 2 as we see has happened on Princes Wharf - where public space is easily confused with Hilton Hotel private space). It is also a call for public space - not public "oriented space" or "pedestrian oriented space". It is a call for public space at ground level.
Recommendation "4" clearly emphasises the provision of public space for pedestrians - not for vehicles. Consider Auckland's Princes Wharf where the "30% of public space" is almost entirely taken up with roads for cars and parking for cars. Consider also Auckland's Queens Wharf. Much of it is now taken up with parked cars - we complain and protest bitterly about Captain Cook and Bledisloe Wharves being used as imported vehicle carparks - but quietly accede to them parking on hard won waterfront public space. Not so in Wellington.
And recommendation "5" speaks about views to the water being protected. For some reason unbeknownst to me Aucklanders have agreed to lose waterfront views through a Hilton Hotel on Princes Wharf, and to an America's Cup monolith on Hobson Wharf. But thankfully Auckland Council has stepped up lately with provisions to protect views from the end of Queens Wharf.
You can see aspect of what emerged in Wellington waterfront planning AFTER this community consultation in this posting. Scroll down to the Community Consultation section. You will see some images from the public space design concept that was then produced under Wellington City Council leadership (very different from the economic growth emphasis that has driven the creation of Auckland's Downtown Framework.)
What was very important was the call from this consultation that there be matching changes implemented in the Wellington City Planning Schemes (note "7" above). These changes were built into a new planning document known as The Wellington Waterfront Development Framework, which was then incorporated into the relevant planning scheme by Variation 22.
Suffice to say that NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED IN AUCKLAND for its Downtown area, nor for Queens Wharf.
And before I leave this posting, a few of the more detailed recommendations that came out of Wellington's Community Consultation about transport:
It won't happen otherwise.