New planning rules, better market conditions and wider opportunities with partners mean now is the time for the renewal of Northcote.
Northcote has been given ‘town centre’ status under the Auckland Unitary Plan, which highlights its potential for additional population and apartments above retail floorspace. Vibrant, well-planned and sustainably designed town centres will help to achieve Auckland’s vision of becoming the world’s most liveable city as outlined in the Auckland Plan.
The Kaipātiki Local Board, with feedback from the local community in the Kaipātiki Local Board Plan, has also identified that the town centre needs to be revitalised. It’s already investing in local amenities to help build its identity as a vibrant multi-cultural hub. A priority for the local board is to build a greenway that creates linkages between the town centre and homes.
There’s also infrastructure upgrades to stormwater and wastewater. Transport improvements including safe cycle routes are planned in the near future.
What's planned for Northcote?
Panuku is in the middle of investigatory work and master planning to redevelop the town centre and improve local amenities to increase safety.
What’s proposed for Northcote focuses on four key moves: