NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 29 Apr, 2021 08:15 am

Queen Street 'disgrace': Council to square off with business group in court

Queen Street 'disgrace': Council to square off with business group in court
Judge suggests Queen St group and council try to resolve legal fracas without rushing.

A downtown business group and Auckland Council will duke it out in court next week after the council was sued over a Queen St pedestrian trial.Padraig McNamara, for the council and Auckland Transport, said his clients were served with hard copies of court documents last night.At 5pm yesterday, Save the Queen Street incorporated society lawyers walked into Auckland Council's Albert St headquarters to serve judicial review proceedings.The group, with some heavyweight business backing, brought an action against the council and Auckland Transport (AT) yesterday, with Lowery declaring: "Auckland's main street is a disgrace".

Property owner and business group Save the Queen Street wants to stop a new million-dollar "makeover" to existing street barriers set to start on May 10.Photo / Sylvie Whinray Save the Queen Street society comprises 13 committee members including executives from companies worth billions of dollars - including Hallensteins Glasson fashion chain, and property investor Andrew Krukziener.

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