Chapter 2

Why are we regenerating Onehunga?

Why are we regenerating Onehunga? - Onehunga

In December 2015, Auckland Council agreed that Onehunga should be a key area for regeneration.

It was chosen for several reasons, not least of which was Onehunga's proximity to Manukau Harbour, Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland’s city centre and Auckland Airport, making it an ideal candidate for commercial and residential investment.

It also has excellent public transport amenities and infrastructure - which is necessary to accommodate future growth - and demand for Onehunga is very high: people want to live there. The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board had already undergone planning, with strong support from the community and politicians, and see this transformation as a key priority.

There are many council-owned properties in Onehunga that could be better used, including community facilities, and key locations like the recently acquired Onehunga Wharf has huge potential to fulfill these needs.