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5 commercial leases on Shore and at Silverdale

Bayleys agents on the North Shore have signed 2 leases in the Wairau Valley and 3 others in Rosedale, Silverdale & Takapuna.

Leases

North-east

Rosedale

4 Antares Place, unit F1:
Features: 113m² office, 3 parking spaces
Rent: leased in May for $33,065/year net + gst, parking $20/space/week, net excluding parking $29,945/year, premises rental $265/m²
Agents: Ryan Dannhauser & Eddie Zhong

Silverdale

162 Foundry Rd:
Features: 572m² industrial property, 6 parking spaces
Rent: leased in May for $80,000/year net + gst, premises rental $139.86/m² (no separate parking charge)
Agents: Rosemary Wakeman

Takapuna

Smales Farm, 68-76 Taharoto Rd, B:Hive, level 1, suite 110B:
Features: 27m² office, no parking
Rent: leased in May for $29,901/year net + gst, premises rental $1107/m²
Agents: Jane Sims

Wairau Valley

12 Ashfield Rd, unit A:
Features: 470m² industrial unit – warehouse 430m², office 40m², 9 parking spaces
Rent: leased in May for $52,000/year net + gst, premises rental $111/m² (no separate parking charge)
Agents: Trevor Duffin & Chris White

56 Diana Drive, unit D:
Features: 460m² industrial unit – warehouse 310m², office 150m², 3 parking spaces
Rent: leased in May for $58,000/year net + gst, premises rental $126/m² (no separate parking charge)
Agent: Trevor Duffin

Attribution: Company release.

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Updated: Wairau Valley car yard sells at over $2000/m² at Bayleys auction

Published 18 May 2017, updated 21 & 28 May 2017:
11 of the 21 commercial properties auctioned by Bayleys on Wednesday in its third Total Property portfolio for the year were sold under the hammer. 2 more have been sold post-auction – first, 100 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead, followed by 44 College Hill.

The first were sold, followed by a lull, but 2 of the most expensive offerings were well down the auction list.

One was a Wairau Valley car sales yard, set among a line of lowrise buildings jammed between the Northern Motorway & Wairau Rd on the North Shore, a stretch where the height limit is now 20m under the unitary plan.

The car yard was sold at $2365/m², which means it’s destined for multi-level development.

2 properties were sold for $4 million, both in Henderson. The first was a bank branch on Great North Rd, sold on a 5.5% yield, and the second, a Supercheap Auto outlet in the Lincoln North shopping centre, sold on a 5.3% yield.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

166 Hobson St:
Outcome: sold prior
Agents: Sarah Boles & Terry Kim
Story, 11 May 2017: 12 years after demolition order scrapped, Hobson St building sells

Isthmus east

Panmure

63 Queens Rd:
Features: 97m² retail unit on 2 levels occupied by Willow Hair Design, parking space
Rent: $24,000/year net + gst on new 3-year lease with 2 2-year renewals
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ken Hu

Parnell

385 Parnell Rd, unit E:
Features: 54m², retail fully leased on month-to-month basis, 2 secure parking spaces
Rent: $32,760/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $505,000
Agents: Andrew Wallace & Cameron Melhuish

Remuera

563 Remuera Rd:
Features: 144m² cafe, Upland Rd shopping village
Rent: $76,104/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.6 million
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Andrew Wallace

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

42 College Hill:
Features: 511m² section, house with 124m² floor area, onsite parking
Rent: $44,500/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Updated: 44 College Hill:
Features: 389m² section, house, onsite parking
Rent: $44,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in, sold post-auction for $1.5 million
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Mt Roskill

74 Carr Rd:
Features: 835m² site, 697m² single-level building
Outcome: withdrawn from auction, changed to sale by deadline private treaty
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Sunil Bhana

North

Kaikohe

39 Station Rd:
Features: 7199m² commercial property in 2 titles
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: John Greenwood & Paul Dixon

Warkworth

The Grange, 67 Auckland Rd, unit 11:
Features: 59m², Fish Nets fish & chips shop on 10-year lease in new retail development
Rent: $30,975/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $480,000
Agents: Matt Lee, Jan Hutcheson & James Chan

North-east

Albany

75 Corinthian Drive, unit L1:
Features: 197m² first-floor office, new 6-year lease in place with renewal rights, 5 parking spaces
Rent: $58,800/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: sold for $1.095 million
Agents: Jane Sims & Tonia Robertson

Birkenhead

Updated: 100 Hinemoa St:
Features: 757m² corner site, 421m² 2-storey building
Rent: $103,907/year net + gst from 6 tenancies
Outcome: passed in at $2.7 million, sold post-auction for $2.7 million
Agents: Simon Aldridge & David Huang

27-33 Mokoia Rd, units 4, 5 & 7:
Features: 59m² total, 3 strata units next to Highbury mall, tenants are a dry cleaner & kebab shop, third unit vacant
Agents for all 3: Michael Nees, Owen Ding & Oscar Kuang
Unit 4, vacant:
Outcome: passed in at $300,000
Unit 5, kebab shop:
Rent: $24,000/year net + gst, lease running to 2030
Outcome: passed in at $470,000
Unit 7, dry cleaners:
Rent: $18,942/year net + gst, lease 6 years from last October
Outcome: passed in at $300,000

225 Onewa Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 913m², vacant ex-surgery, 5 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agents: Michael Nees, Owen Ding & Oscar Kuang

Rosedale

7 Vega Place, unit E:
Features: 272m² industrial unit,
Rent: $52,000/year net + gst from established tenants on new leases
Outcome: sold for $980,000
Agents: James Kidd & Matt Mimmack

Silverdale

1 Polarity Rise, ground floor:
Features: 145m², 2 shops on 2 titles for sale as one
Rent: $61,966.70/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ashton Geissler, Eddie Zhong & Mustan Bagasra

Takapuna

424 Lake Rd:
Features: 3 tenancies
Rent: $61,950/year net + gst, rising to $63,383 in November,
Outcome: sold for $1.5 million
Agents: Michael Nees & David Huang

Wairau Valley

107 Wairau Rd:
Features: 1184m² site, 13-year-old car dealership Car7, 40m² office 
Rent: $63,600/year net + gst, redevelopment potential up to 20m height limit
Outcome: sold for $2.8 million at $2365/m²
Agents: Brian Caldwell & Ranjan Unka

North-west

Henderson

Lincoln North Shopping Centre, 192 Lincoln Rd, unit A1:
Features: 756m² retail unit, 7-year lease to Supercheap Auto from July 2016
Rent: $212,292.82/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $4 million at a 5.3% yield
Agents: Matt Lee, Tony Chaudhary & James Chan

373 Great North Rd:
Features: 808m² corner site, 1240m² floor area, BNZ as tenant on lease to 2020 with further renewal rights, basement parking
Rent: $219,360/year net + gst + opex, rent review in December
Outcome: sold for $4 million
Agents: Mike Adams & Laurie Burt

South

East Tamaki

44D Andromeda Crescent:
Features: 400m² industrial unit – high stud, clearspan warehouse 300m², office/amenities 40m², mezzanine 60m²
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agents: Nelson Raines

Mangere Bridge

19 Coronation Rd:
Features: 273m² town centre site, 160m² bank branch, seismic rating 67% of new building standard
Rent: $34,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $973,000
Agents: Nicolas Ching & Beterly Pan

South of the Bombays

Hawke’s Bay

Napier, Onekawa

Deco City Motor Lodge, 308 Kennedy Rd:
Features: 2682m² site, 30 studios and 1- & 2-bedroom units, conference suite, manager’s quarters, freehold going concern, Qualmark 4.5 stars, in Host Accommodation Group, seismic rating 80% of new building standard
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Paul Dixon, Daniel Moffitt & Carolyn Hanson

Attribution: Company release.

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7 leases around Shore

Bayleys agents on the North Shore have completed 7 lease transactions in Albany, Browns Bay, Rosedale, Takapuna & the Wairau Valley. They were also involved in 5 sales at Bayleys’ Total Property auction on Wednesday (reported separately, link below).

Leases:

North-east

Albany

28 Corinthian Drive:
Features: 256m² retail, 10 parking spaces
Rent: leased in May for $135,960, parking $35/space/week, net excluding parking $117,760/year, premises rental $460/m²
Agents: Alex Strever, Eddie Zhong & Dean Gilbert-Smith

3 William Laurie Place, level 1:
Features: 378.05m² office, 11 parking spaces
Rent: leased in May for $111,672.50/year et + gst, parking $$30/space/week, net excluding parking $94,512.50/year, premises rental $250/m²
Agents: Dean Gilbert-Smith/Jane Sims & Ryan Dannhauser

Browns Bay

76 Clyde Rd:
Features: 89.1m² retail
Rent: leased in April for $34,000/year net + gst, premises rental $382/m²
Agent: Steven Liu

Rosedale

9 Beatrice Tinsley Crescent, unit A:
Features: 408m² industrial unit – warehouse 266m², showroom 64m², office 78m², 7 parking spaces (not separately charged for)
Rent: leased in May for $66,000/year net + gst, premises rental $162/m²
Agents: Laurie Burt, Ranjan Unka & Ashton Geissler

Takapuna

433 Lake Rd, level 3:
Features: 48.4m² office, parking space
Rent: leased in May for $12,468/year net + gst, parking $35/space/week, net excluding parking $10,648/year, premises rental $220/m²
Agents: Jane Sims & Chris White

Smales Farm, B-Hive, level 1, suite 114B:
Features: 27m² office, no parking
Rent: leased in May for $32,560/year net, premises rental $1206/m²
Agents: Dean Gilbert-Smith

Wairau Valley

18 Link Drive, unit 15:
Features: 498m² industrial unit – warehouse 434m², other area 64m², 13 parking spaces (not separately charged for)
Rent: leased in April for $100,000/year net + gst, premises rental $201/m²
Agents: Steven Liu, Trevor Duffin, Alex Strever & Eddie Zhong

Related story: Updated: Wairau Valley car yard sells at over $2000/m² at Bayleys auction

Attribution: Agency release.

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Hurstmere Rd & Silverdale retail properties sell

A retail & restaurant property on Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, sold at a 4.7% yield at Colliers’ auction yesterday, and a predominantly retail Silverdale village property (outlined in picture) sold at a 6.2% yield.

A Titirangi property containing 3 retail tenancies & considerable land was passed in.

North-east

Silverdale

11 Silverdale St:
Features: 1366.7m², total net lettable area 1366m² over 2 levels, 12 tenancies – 8 ground-floor shops, 3 upstairs offices & a storage area, seismic rating 100% of new building standard
Rent: $218,338/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: sold for $3.5 million at a 6.24% yield
Agents: Shoneet Chand & Alan Pracy

Takapuna

42-44 Hurstmere Rd:
Features: 298m² retail property in 2 titles, 3 tenancies on total 315m²
Rent: $147,254/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.125 million at a 4.7% yield
Agents: Euan Stratton, Matt Prentice & Ellie Martin

North-west

Titirangi

408-416 Titirangi Rd & 490 South Titirangi Rd:
Features: 8939m² site in 2 titles, 905m² floor area, 5 retail tenants
Rent: $267,065.30/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $3.9 million
Agents: Michael Bray & Deborah Dowling

Attribution: Auction.

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Buyers baulk at Spencer price as remediation awaited

3 apartments were sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today but investors baulked at the asking price on a unit in the Spencer on Byron in Takapuna (pictured), where a remediation settlement has been reached but remedial works haven’t begun.

The owner was prepared to accept $470,000, but bidding stopped $40,000 short.

CBD

Hobson St

H47, 47 Hobson St, unit 1209:
Features: 80m², 2 bedrooms, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1760/year including gst; body corp levy $6091/year
Income assessment: $750-800/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $666,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Altitude, 34 Kingston St, unit 9A (corner of Hobson St):
Features: 37m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1126/year including gst; body corp levy $3917/year
Income assessment: $440-460/week
Outcome: sold for $373,000
Agents: Victor Liu

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

Mediterranean, 10 Crummer Rd, unit 1G:
Features: 55m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1245/year including gst; body corp levy $2885/year
Income assessment: $/week
Outcome: sold for $351,000
Agents: Susanne Bussell

North-east

Takapuna

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 209:
Features: 50m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1144/year including gst; body corp levy $3218/year; vendor to pay $10,000 special remediation levy and unit to be sold on “as is where is” basis; this unit’s share of remedial settlement funds $66,701.94
Income assessment: $570/week current
Outcome: passed in at $430,000
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Attribution: Auction.

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2 Taharoto Rd sales and a mixed-use lease

2 offices on large Taharoto Rd sites in Takapuna have been sold separately, and an Airborne Rd office & warehouse space has been leased by Bayleys’ North Shore office.

North-east

Sales:

Takapuna

19 Taharoto Rd:
Features: 563m² mixed-use site, 80m² office
Outcome: sold for $2 million + gst
Agents: Eddie Zhong, Adam Watton & Adam Curtis

21 Taharoto Rd:
Features: 563m² mixed-use site, 80m² office
Rent: $50,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in March for $1.9 million + gst
Agents: Eddie Zhong, Adam Watton & Adam Curtis

Leases:

Rosedale

10 Airborne Rd, unit 22:
Features: 120m² office & warehouse, 2 parking spaces
Rent: leased in March for $30,000/year net + gst, premises rental $250/m²
Agents: James Kidd

Attribution: Agency release.

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3 sales & 7 leases on Shore

Bayleys agents on the Shore have completed 3 sales in Rosedale & Unsworth Heights, and 7 leases spread around Hauraki, Milford, Northcote, Rosedale & Takapuna.

North-east

Sales:

Rosedale

5 Civil Place, unit B:
Features: 232.1m² industrial unit – warehouse 143.6m², first-floor office 47.6m², ground-floor 40m², 4 parking spaces
Rent: $34,000 + gst
Outcome: sold in March for $726,000 + gst at a 5.68% yield, $3128/m² (including parking)
Agents: Matt Mimmack & Laurie Burt

27-29 William Pickering Drive, unit F4:
Features: 210m² office, 6 parking spaces
Outcome: sold in March for $760,000 + gst, $3619/m² (including parking)
Agents: Alex Strever & Ildy Meixner

Unsworth Heights

145 Unsworth Drive, unit 7:
Features: 186m² retail, 5 parking spaces
Outcome: sold in March for $520,000 + gst at $2796/m² (including parking)
Agents: Dean Gilbert-Smith & Adam Curtis

Leases:

Hauraki

347-349 Lake Rd, shop 2:
Features: 55m² retail
Rent: leased in March for $17,000/year net + gst, premises rental $309/m²
Agents: David Huang & Adam Curtis

Milford

56 Apollo Drive, unit 3A:
Features: 67.4m² retail,
Rent: leased in March for $34,000/year net + gst, premises rental $504/m²
Agent: Terry Kim

177A Shakespeare Rd, upper floor:
Features: 68m² office, 3 parking spaces
Rent: leased in March for $24,000/year net + gst, premises rental $353/m² (parking free)
Agent: Terry Kim

Northcote

Northmed, 3 Akoranga Drive, tenancy 3:
Features: 280m² retail, 2 parking spaces
Rent: leased in March for $160,520/year net + gst, parking $25/space/week, premises rental $564/m²
Agent: Jane Sims

Rosedale

34 Triton Drive, unit C4:
Features: 230m² office, 7 parking spaces
Rent: leased in March for $59,000/year net + gst, parking $20/space/week, net excluding parking $51,760/year, premises rental $225/m²
Agent: Alex Strever

36 William Pickering Drive, unit 4:
Features: 175m² industrial unit, 7 parking spaces
Rent: leased in March for $32,000 – 58m² office at $221/m², 67m² warehouse $120/m², 50m² showroom $221/m²
Agents: Ryan Dannhauser & Trevor Duffin

Takapuna

475 Lake Rd, level 1:
Features: 110m² office, 2 parking spaces
Rent: leased in March for $27,320/year net + gst, parking $30/space/week, $24,200 excluding parking, premises rental $220/m²
Agents: Dean Gilbert-Smith, Adam Curtis, David Huang, Michael Nees & Simon Aldridge

Attribution: Agency release.

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2 sales & 2 leases on Shore

Colliers agents on the Shore have sold & separately leased an office unit in the North Harbour estate at Rosedale.

The agency sold a Porana Rd unit at auction last week and an office on Anzac St, Takapuna, has been leased.

North-east

Sales

Rosedale

65 Paul Matthews Rd, unit 4a:
Features: 72m² office, parking space
Outcome: sold vacant in January for $305,000 + gst
Agents: Janet Marshall & Nick Recordon

Wairau Valley

39-45 Porana Rd, unit 1:
Features: 308m² unit, ground-floor storage, upstairs offices, 4 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $660,000 at auction 1 March
Agents: Euan Stratton & Matt Prentice

Leases

Rosedale

65 Paul Matthews Rd, unit 4a:
Features: 72m² office, parking space
Rent: leased in February for $18,780/year net + gst, parking $15/space/week, net excluding parking $18,000, premises rental $250/m²
Agents: Janet Marshall & Nick Recordon

Takapuna

17 Anzac St, level 2:
Features: 172m² office, 3 parking spaces
Rent: $50,980/year net + gst, parking at $35/space/week, net excluding parking $45,520, premises rental $265/m²
Agents: Nick Recordon & Janet Marshall

Attribution: Agent release.

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7 apartment & townhouse auction sales

Bayleys agents sold one city apartment & 6 suburban townhouses & units at auctions around the Auckland region last week.

CBD

Quay Park

Scene 1, 2 Beach Rd, unit 1108:
Features: leasehold, 2-bedroom apartment, 2 parking spaces, deck
Outgoings: rates $1519/year including gst; body corp levy $4132/year, ground rent $7289/year
Income assessment: $610/week current
Outcome: sold prior for $180,000
Agent: Marcus Fava

Isthmus east

One Tree Hill

52A Campbell Rd, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, deck, carport
Outcome: sold for $717,000
Agent: Lindy Lawton

Isthmus west

Sandringham

22 Coyle St, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agent: Summer Sun

North-east

Hauraki

18 Sydney St, unit 2:
Features: refurbished 2-level 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $1,092,500
Agents: Desley McCowan & Joan Barton

Takapuna

27 Waitemata Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-level 3-bedroom townhouse, office, 2 bathrooms, deck, 3 parking spaces
Outcome: sold prior for $1.505 million
Agent: Jennifer Keenan

South

Bucklands Beach

191 Gills Rd, unit 2:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, deck, garage
Outcome: sold for $751,000
Agent: Gary Robertson

191 Gills Rd, unit 4:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, garage
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agent: Gary Robertson

Attribution: Agency release.

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Takapuna reference group lodges ideas on how to upgrade

The Greater Takapuna Reference Group – a group of volunteers representing diverse community interests – has identified 7 steps to help shape the Takapuna town centre.

The group briefed the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board on its collective thinking on 6 December and its list of ideas for the town centre will be presented to the board’s meeting on Tuesday.

Its first input since its appointment last April has been to council organisation Panuku Development Auckland’s framework plan for its ‘unlock’ project for the Takapuna town centre.

Image above: A view from Panuku’s Tomorrow’s Takapuna video, ocean to the left, harbour & cbd to the right.

The group has told the local board it’s willing to continue putting ideas to the board, but it’s also told the board of concerns at having political membership of the group.

Issue over political representatives

Board staff recommended in November that there be political representatives – 2 from the local board and one from the council governing body – and the board voted for George Wood – former North Shore mayor, Auckland ward councillor and now local board deputy chair – and board member Jan O’Connor to join the group.

The board also agreed in November that there should be a representative of the retail sector and 2 other Takapuna residents of on the group.

However, after discussion with the group’s independent facilitator, staff have said in a report to Tuesday’s meeting: “While having local board & governing body member oversight & input into the group has been beneficial, staff request that the local board reconsider political representation on the reference group. This is suggested for the following reasons:

  • The group has reached a critical stage in its formation that could easily be undone through the introduction of new individuals not sharing the same learned values the existing group has. The group are all volunteers who can leave the group at any time. They serve on the group only because they believe they can provide a collective value to the local board & the community through their considered advocacy
  • The reference group is a group of people representing a diverse range of opinions & backgrounds. Through this process, they have become a group that listens carefully & respectfully to each other’s views and share their thoughts openly & honestly with one another
  • The issues considered by the group so far have been the thinking behind the Takapuna ‘Unlock’ project together with the streetscape upgrade of Hurstmere Rd. The group briefed the local board on 6 December about the work they had undertaken and described the common ground they had reached with regard to a desired future Takapuna.”

The group has people from the following sectors: Events, youth, parks, Panuku, transport, arts, education, Sunday market, local board, Auckland Council, residents of High, medium & low density housing, accessibility, community, tangata whenua, business, technology & health.

Council staff said they hadn’t found any extra candidates they could recommend.

13 must-haves

After 3 months of hearing each other’s views about Takapuna, the group agreed to specifically consider: “How can we as a community influence Takapuna’s development as a great place to work, live & play by enhancing our social, economic, natural & cultural environment and creating open & civic spaces for all ages & abilities to enjoy?”

First, the group considered success factors, identifying 13 ‘must-haves’:

  • Open public space
  • Public transport with high usability
  • Traffic flowing
  • Sufficient parking
  • Abundant & secure market opportunities
  • Housing affordability, access & supply
  • Natural environment maintained & enhanced
  • Maori perspective embraced
  • Retail, hospitality & accommodation vibrant
  • Arts & culture welcomed & supported
  • Universal design ensures multi-use spaces and connections, with an emphasis on pedestrian & cycle movement
  • Events are welcomed & supported
  • Employment opportunities (especially technology) pursued.

7 ideas on what Takapuna could be

A view from Panuku’s Tomorrow’s Takapuna video, ocean to the left, harbour & cbd to the right.

A number of the group members wrote about their visions of a future Takapuna that had them journeying around a Takapuna that was accessible, attractive & vibrant. The 7 narratives were then integrated into a ‘super narrative’ to give an idea of what Takapuna could be. Initial recommendations that could have a positive catalytic effect:

Gasometer site (fronting Huron, Auburn & Northcroft Sts): It is recommended that a dedicated carpark be built for longstay & all-day parkers on the gasometer site, first & foremost. The building is to be adaptable with residential & retail options possible in the future. The reference group also recognised that there will be disruption to shortstay parking with future development of the Anzac carpark and suggested that the gasometer site might have flexibility to temporarily cater for shortstay parking over the disruption period.

Open public space: In recognition that public spaces are gathering points where city dwellers interact, congregate, celebrate and break down barriers, it is recommended that there be a mix of green & hard spaces that are ‘activated’ and are of various sizes. It is recommended that sizeable green spaces are maintained and opportunities to increase green space like the Northern Reserve are explored. It is recommended that connections & viewshafts are opened up between the public spaces, for example from the ‘civic plaza’ (discussed in the next recommendation) across open space to Hurstmere Green and then beyond to the Takapuna Beach reserve, the beach and to Rangitoto across the channel. It is recommended that there be exploration of better using the hard space by the current library site.

Anzac Quarter: It is recommended that a heart be created for Takapuna on the current Anzac carpark in the form of a ‘civic plaza’ that could be called the Anzac Quarter. It is recommended that the TAB & Burger King building be purchased and added to Potter’s Park together with additional space to create a civic plaza of about 80m² for public use. Creative design will enable activation of the space. It is recommended that all war memorials be moved into this space. It is recommended that consideration be given to moving the library into the Anzac Quarter. It is recommended that a height limit of 6 storeys be encouraged around the Anzac Quarter to maximise sun and limit shade & wind. It is recommended that the multi-use design in Panuku thinking that includes opportunities for street markets & events be supported.

Sunday market: In recognition that the current format of the Sunday market requires hard surfaces & extensive vehicle access that can be found in Smales Farm as well as in the current Anzac carpark, it is recommended that there be a medium-term plan to relocate the Sunday market. This plan should:

  • have plenty of lead-in time to a change of venue
  • be initiated at the time of the Anzac Quarter developments
  • have minimal disruption to the Sunday market experience
  • take into account transport links between Smales Farm & Takapuna town centre.

Hurstmere Rd developments: It is recommended that the Hurstmere Rd developments be planned, engaged on and implemented at the same time as the Panuku Unlock initiative. Although the responsible agencies (Panuku, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, local board) have differing budgets, the outcomes of the changes affect all Takapuna residents, workers & visitors. It is therefore crucial that these agencies fully collaborate on development in Takapuna.

Universal design: It is recommended that Takapuna become a flagship destination for universal design. Universal design is the design of products & environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible without need for adaptation. It is driven by a mindset of an inclusive environment that is good for everyone. It is recommended that all design decisions in Takapuna have universal design incorporated from the outset with no more retrofitting! It is noted that the new playground by the beach is already proving universal design value.

Events: It is recommended that all agencies with decision-making authority in Takapuna agree an event-friendly policy. Recognising that events bring people & income to Takapuna, it is important that governing bodies support events in principle and work with event organisers to plan & run events smoothly. It is recommended that the proposed Anzac Quarter in addition to Gould Reserve & Hurstmere Green be used for events.

Regeneration over the whole region

What’s ‘unlock’?

When Panuku set out its plans for regeneration in 2015 it needed both some quick hits and the presentation of action around the whole region.

To do both, it created 3 priority lists – first the majors to transform, second a list of 8 centres (and the council’s network of villages to house the elderly) where the project would be less extensive, and a third list of comparatively minor projects.

Work has started on some projects in all categories.

Transform:

  • Wynyard Quarter
  • Manukau Metropolitan Centre and surrounds
  • Onehunga Town centre and Port
  • Tamaki regeneration (in partnership)

Unlock:

  • Takapuna town centre
  • Northcote town centre & surrounds (including Housing NZ block)
  • City centre
  • Old Papatoetoe town centre
  • Henderson town centre
  • Hobsonville
  • Ormiston town centre & nearby sites in Flatbush
  • Housing for older persons network of villages

Support:

  • Mt Eden (Dominion & Valley Rds)
  • Whangaparaoa (Link Crescent)
  • New Lynn
  • Avondale
  • Pukekohe
  • Stonefields (Morrin, Merton & Donnelly Rds)
  • Howick (Fencible Drive)
  • Otahuhu

Links: Panuku, Takapuna
Local board agenda item: Greater Takapuna Reference Group, February report

The list of previous stories below is extensive, to give you an idea of how things have/haven’t developed for Takapuna this millennium.

Earlier stories:
9 March 2016: Takapuna & Northcote first up for revitalisation
6 December 2015: How Panuku proposes to lead transformation of Auckland
4 December 2015: Manukau & Onehunga earmarked for transformation
19 November 2014: Board does the Shore thing, micromanaging Takapuna centre plan
20 September 2013: Anzac St West plan change gets final council approval
15 September 2010: Takapuna planning framework endorsed, after a bit of relitigation
9 December 2009: Weipers confident of starting Merge on gasometer site next year
9 December 2009: Takapuna development framework document nearly complete
7 September 2009: Anzac West seen as model for redevelopment of centre fringes
22 July 2009: Slow journey to a centres parking strategy
2 June 2008: Location lodges consent application for gasometer site tower
23 May 2008: Brookfield Multiplex & Perron working on Takapuna Strand plans, and wharf concepts being fine-tuned
13 May 2008: Precinct plans to be prepared for Anzac St West & Beachfront/Strand
15 May 2007: Takapuna strategic review bemoans residential influx, ignores fundamental cbd question
23 April 2007: Council agrees to 30-storey development on Takapuna gasometer site
13 October 2006: Ferry wharves proposed for Takapuna & Browns Bay
17 April 2006: Shore council sets out programmes for plan changes & district plan review
4 April 2006: Shore council puts 2 options on town centre rejuvenation
8 February 2005: East Coast Bays ferry study to coincide with overall transport plan
2004: Update: Final gasometer site decision in 4 weeks
2 March 2001: Takapuna plan out for consultation
26 July 2000: Prescribing layout for development already in motion: the Albany expansion zone

Attribution: Local board agenda, Panuku & council images.

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