Concerts at Eden Park given green light by independent commissioners

5:35 pm on 15 January 2021

Eden Park will be able to hold up to six concerts a year, an independent panel has decided.

General view of Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.  2020.


The panel of three commissioners held public hearings on the issue late last year, and decided adverse effects identified by technical experts could be avoided or mitigated by enforcing conditions.

Those conditions include restrictions on noise and lighting, traffic plans, and expanding a Community Liaison Group, as well as restrictions on how often and how long the concerts can be.

The concerts will be able to be held on weekdays, Saturdays, public holidays and Sundays before a public holiday.

The vast majority of submissions - 2966 - were in favour of the concerts, with just 180 against.

Parties have until 5 February 2021 to file an appeal against the decision to the Environment Court.

The decision can be found here.