Northcote town centre on Auckland’s North Shore is well located, close to the harbour bridge and Auckland CBD. It’s a vibrant, multi-cultural town centre with a great array of food and established community facilities.
Northcote residents have long held a desire to see their town centre revitalised. It’s important that any development strengthens the community, respects Maori history, and reinforces the local character.
There is an opportunity for Panuku to redevelop the town centre, which it owns, to improve safety and amenity for locals who live in the area. There are however some leasehold arrangements currently in place that will need to be worked through. See key moves below.
Much of the surrounding land is owned by Housing New Zealand, which intends to improve and increase the housing they have there. This area is also part of the Northcote Strategic Special Housing Area, which has the potential to create 700 new housing sites.
Panuku is working with the Government on an integrated and comprehensive redevelopment plan that will better connect the town centre with local homes, and create affordable housing opportunities to renew the whole area.