NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 30 Apr, 2021 06:00 am

Queen St stakeholders, Auckland Council meeting may prevent High Court action

Queen St stakeholders, Auckland Council meeting may prevent High Court action
Council was this week served legal proceedings over ongoing Queen St pedestrian trial.

On Wednesday, the Save the Queen Street incorporated society served Auckland Council and Auckland Transport with judicial review proceedings to stop an ongoing Queen St pedestrian trial they argue is illegal and has caused "significant economic harm".However, today the Save the Queen Street society released a statement suggesting the first High Court date set for next Wednesday, May 5, may not be necessary."Save the Queen Street Society Incorporated, Auckland Council and Auckland Transport had a productive meeting this afternoon and are working together to reach a resolution," a Save the Queen Street spokesperson said.It is understood the Save the Queen Street committee members are hopeful a resolution with Auckland Council and AT will be reached on Monday or Tuesday next week.

The Save the Queen Street society is made up of 13 committee members including property owners and business figures who sit at the executive level of companies worth billions of dollars - including Hallensteins Glasson fashion chain and property investor Andrew Krukziener."Auckland Council and Auckland Transport met with representatives from Save the Queen Street Society today and we have listened to their concerns.

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