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The Unlock Avondale High Level Project Plan is now available to view and download at the bottom of this page. 

Panuku Development Auckland has identified Avondale as an area of major opportunity and we plan to revitalise and intensify Avondale over the next 15 years. 

Avondale is close to Auckland’s CBD, has good infrastructure and excellent access to public transport.

With a long history as an industrial and market garden suburb, Avondale has evolved in to an area rich in culture with a strong and vibrant community.

Panuku Development Auckland identified Avondale as an area of major opportunity and we plan to revitalise and intensify Avondale over the next 15 years.

Revitalisation will be driven by a focus on the town centre and working with Auckland Council and developers to create quality residential neighbourhoods, new open spaces and purpose-built community facilities.

This change is widely supported by the Whau Local Board and mana whenua.

We will support the vitality of the centre and the growth of local businesses to create a prosperous community where residents want to live, work and play.

Panuku will:

  • Enliven the heart of Avondale town centre. Panuku will seek opportunities to bring new life to underused land, supporting the upgrade of the town square and development of a multi-use community facility.
  • Create high-quality residential neighbourhoods. We will champion the building of quality new residential areas through the development of council-owned land and working with other land owners.
  • Strengthen connections with the town centre. We will work with key stakeholders to improve the physical links between the town centre and activity hubs, including the train station and cycleways.
  • Foster the growth of local businesses. We will work in partnership with the Whau Local Board and the Avondale community to implement a retail strategy that attracts new businesses and increases the diversity of products and services available.

24-26 Racecourse Parade

A new development is nearing completion at 24-26 Racecourse Parade. 

The Set development at 24-26 Racecourse Parade consists of three buildings – two three-level walk-ups and one five-level – together providing 72 new apartments.  

The development is a great example of well-designed medium to high density housing that meets the requirements of the area and will trigger further regeneration in the neighbourhood.

The site is the former home to the Suburbs Rugby Club and was taken to the market early in June 2015 by Panuku after a period of due diligence and engagement with the local community and the Whau Local Board.

Ockham Residential was appointed as the developer partner in July 2015.

Panuku Director Allan Young says the development is a great example of supporting the demand for housing through the quality redevelopment of urban locations.

“It is already attracting strong interest from buyers due to Ockham’s reputation for quality design and built apartments in the city fringe. This demonstrates the value of Panuku working together with the local board to enable developers to deliver at pace.

 “The outcome will be an increase in residents in the town centre, offering an added vibrancy and the potential to act as the perfect catalyst for further regeneration of the area.”

Construction is expected to be completed by early to mid 2018.

1 Trent Street

1 Trent St, Avondale will provide 33 new homes and a new council reserve.

A NZ Housing Foundation development at 1 Trent St, Avondale is nearing completion. The development includes 33 new homes and the creation of a new reserve.

The new housing development provides a full range of homes including affordable rental, affordable rent-to-own, affordable shared equity and private ownership. The new council reserve provides Auckland Transport and NZTA, working with the Albert-Eden Local Board and Auckland Council, to construct a key part of the new Waterview Shared Path. When completed, the cycleway will create a continuous link from Avondale to Unitec and the city centre via the Northwestern Cycleway. The path will also link to the regional shared path heading south to Onehunga, Manukau and Pikes Point, Great South Road along the Waikaraka Shared path.

. It will help the development’s families build a strong sense of community by working together to ensure a safe, healthy and connected neighbourhood. The new neighbourhood is just minutes from the Avondale train station and only a short walk from the town centre. It’s also close to parks, playing fields and the nearby Whau River.

Construction has started with completion planned for early-mid 2018.  The development will achieve Panuku’s goal of delivering medium to high density housing while radically improving the quality of urban living. It will provide a range of affordable housing tenures for key people who would be otherwise locked out of the home ownership market.

For more information visit the NZ Housing Foundation website

Downloads & Resources

Unlock Avondale High Level Project Plan

McConnell Property is making excellent progress with civil earthworks, drainage and roads due for completion by May 2017.


We love getting your feedback and ideas. If you have any questions, complaints or compliments please get in touch.

Ground floor, 82 Wyndham Street, City centre

PO Box 90 343

Auckland Mail Centre

Auckland 1142

The Panuku Development Auckland reception is monitored 9am - 5pm weekdays only.

Phone: +64 9 336 8820

If you are a tenant please contact Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 and they will direct your call to the correct property manager.

Useful numbers:

Auckland Council - 09 301 0101

Auckland Harbour Master - 09 362 0397

Pollution Control Hotline - 09 377 3107

Westhaven Marina - 09 360 5870

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