Auckland Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse and fellow Waitakere councillor Linda Cooper praise Panuku Development Auckland’s plans to redevelop the Henderson town centre, saying it will create more investment opportunities in the area.
Panuku will redevelop the former Waitakere City Council building that sits directly over the Henderson train station into housing, commercial and retail space – increasing housing capacity and creating more job opportunities.
Panuku is also considering re-purposing the Waitakere Central site next door into new apartments and townhouses. There is the potential for more than 3200 new homes in the area.
“Henderson is ripe for re-investment and the fact it has been chosen is wonderful,” says Mrs Hulse. “It will redress the demographic balance to drive residential growth in its heart and recharge this great little town.”
Councillor Cooper says, “The fact that Henderson has also been purpose built on a significant transport hub, linking it to other metropolitan centres like New Lynn, Newmarket and the central city, adds to its potential.”
Henderson has good public transport links in place, particularly with Auckland’s rail network, and travel times are expected to improve with the City Rail Link.
Deputy Mayor Hulse and Councillor Cooper both agree the Henderson community is ready for change.
“We’re going to do everything we can to ensure we make the most of this wonderful opportunity, and we’re looking forward to seeing this transformation take shape in the coming years,” said Mrs Hulse.