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."