7 Sep 2015

Aotea Centre set to get $64 million revamp

2:22 pm on 7 September 2015

Auckland's Aotea Centre is set for a $64 million revamp as part of the council's push to make the area the heart of the central city.

Aotea Centre

Aotea Centre Photo: 123rf.com

Auckland Live director Robbie Macrae said the centre was 25 years old, and needed some maintenance.

Mr Macrae said the exterior will be refurbished, with the foyers re-done, and a new development at the back.

He said the development will be a high-performance home for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the New Zealand Opera, and Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Mr Macrae said there will be a strong focus on youth, arts, and entertainment.

He said a public consultation on the development is underway, and a business case will be ready by the end of the year.