The announcement by Panuku Development Auckland about major grades in Manukau have been welcomed by local residents.
Arthur Anae, Auckland Councillor for Manukau, says: “It is excellent seeing the council planning to put these sites to good use. I am confident the people of Manukau will reap the rewards in years to come.”
Auckland Council owns a number of sites in the Manukau area, which Panuku will use in partnership with private developers to increase the number of homes in the area.
There is an opportunity to create new, mixed-use housing and commercial buildings and new shops. But also to improve connections around the area between public spaces, public transport and the town centre.
Local residents are keen to create a thriving heart for Manukau, as outlined in the Ōtara–Papatoetoe Local Board Plan.
Some of this development is already underway including the proposed Museum of New Zealand (Te Pape Tongarewa) Manukau site, the planned Wero tourist experience, including an artificial white water rafting course, a Polynesian culture exhibition and an art gallery.
Making a great centre even greater
Panuku will look to leverage these opportunities to transform the Manukau metropolitan centre and surrounds in the following areas:
- Residential or mixed housing on Manukau Station Road
- Establish a master plan for a wider area in partnership with the government and the council family
- Work with Auckland Transport to identify opportunities to redevelop car parks, especially near rail, Manukau Institute of Technology, buses and Hayman Park
- Continue current development activity at 20 Barrowcliffe Place including creation of 50-plus homes and exploring mixed-use development opportunities at lot 59 on the corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Avenue
- Explore possible opportunities for development at 50 Manukau Station Road and the corner of Osterly Way and Amersham Way.
Councillor Anae says, “Manukau is home to people of many cultures and is already full of vibrant neighborhoods. These developments are set to dramatically improve what is already a fantastic part of Auckland.”