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, Auckland’s CBD 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.