Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Councillor Krum welcomes Onehunga Development

Councillor Krum welcomes Onehunga Development as next Wynyard Quarter

Auckland Councillor for Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Denise Krum, says she’s delighted with Panuku Development Auckland’s announcement to upgrade Onehunga.

“This is fantastic news for the residents of Onehunga. As one of Auckland’s oldest suburbs it has a vibrant town centre, a village feel, and is located sea-side. This investment is set to build on what is an already thriving area. With the purchase of the wharf there can be some quick wins by Council."

“I have long supported plans for development in this area. Many instinctively know Onehunga is sitting poised ready for the next level. Onehunga’s location and the recent foreshore upgrade means it is fast becoming one of Auckland’s most desirable neighbourhoods”.

There are currently several large council-owned sites in Onehunga town centre that are either being under-utilised or have been identified as surplus to requirements.These sites will offer developers the opportunity to build high quality, mixed styles of housing close to the town centre, public transport and the water’s edge.

Panuku has also entered into negotiations with the Ports of Auckland to purchase the Onehunga Port. Changing the port to more public use is seen as the key to unlocking the economic, recreation, tourism and transportation potential of the Manukau Harbour. “It’s time for the Manukau Harbour to come into focus” said Councillor Krum. “For too long it’s been all about the Waitemata."

“This gives us the opportunity to deliver, high quality developments that take into account the area’s historic and natural heritage.” Says Councillor Krum. “There is huge community support for Onehunga to go to new heights. Many key players in the area have been lobbying for this for years."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Reforming Parliament’s Toxic Culture

It would be nice to think Parliament was a forum where rationality ruled – and where policies are raised and evaluated in terms of their contribution to the greater good. Obviously, it isn’t like that... More>>

Historic Assualt Allegation: Parliamentary Service Staff Member Stood Down
Rt Hon Trevor Mallard said today: “I do not want to cut across any employment or possible police investigations, but I am satisfied that the Parliamentary Service has removed a threat to the safety of women working in the Parliamentary complex." More>>


PM And FinMin's Post-Cab: Mental Health Inquiry And Budget Responsibility

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson for the last post-cabinet press conference before Thursday's budget. The Government will also announce its delayed response to the mental health inquiry this week. More>>

Budget: New Service For Young People Leaving Care

The Wellbeing Budget contains funding to build a new nation-wide Transition Support Service which is expected to help around 3,000 young people over the next four years after it starts on July 1. More>>


Children's Commissioner: Too Many Youths On Remand In Secure Facilities

It is unacceptable that young people are being remanded to youth detention facilities on charges that have not been proven, Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft says. More>>


Media Fund: New Alliance For Local Democracy Reporting

The pilot will see eight journalists recruited to provide local democracy news to a wide array of media. Funding will come from the RNZ /NZ On Air Innovation Fund, a one-off $6m fund announced last year. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Coal’s Negative Message To The School Protest

As schoolkids around the world commited to another round of protest action against climate change, the re-election of (a) the Morrison government in Australia and (b) the Modi government in India have been a kick in the teeth for future generations. More>>


Fatal 2018 Crash: Police Officer Should Not Have Engaged In Pursuit

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer should not have tried to stop or pursue a car thought to contain young people in Palmerston North on 28 May 2018. More>>


New Poverty Targets: Goals Overlook 174000 Children In Worst Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group is pleased to see the Government set ambitious 10-year targets for child poverty reduction, but we are disappointed not to see a target set for improving thousands of young lives where the worst of poverty is found. More>>





InfoPages News Channels