Panuku Development Auckland

The Ormiston town centre will be the vibrant heart of Flat Bush that will eventually service a population the size of Gisborne. 

Ormiston town centre will be based around a traditional mainstreet format, be compact and pedestrian friendly and have strong ties to the environment.
The 19ha site on Auckland Council-owned land at Ormiston Road began construction in 2013 and the first stage is due for completion in December 2015. Completion of the entire Ormiston development is expected between 2019 and 2022.

Project details

Jan 2013 - Dec 2022
Ormiston Road, just to the east of the Ormiston Bridge near Chapel Road, Flat Bush
Todd Property

What’s happening?

The new urban village of housing, retail outlets, eateries and innovative working and living spaces is close to the 94 hectare Barry Curtis Park.

The town centre is being developed to the best international urban design standards and once completed will include:

  • around 30,000 square metres of retail space, with a Pak ’n Save supermarket that opened in late 2015, a second supermarket, cafes and restaurants, a discount department store, cinema complex, big brand retailers along with smaller, independent shops and boutiques
  • 500-700 apartments and townhouses, with construction of the first homes - 63 terraced houses underway
  •  5,000 square metres of commercial space
  •  a new library and aquatic centre and open spaces for recreation medical facilities
  • a variety of transport options including dedicated cycleways, pedestrian-friendly streets and laneways, and bus facilities.

Why are we doing this?

Flat Bush is New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensively planned new town, that will be home to at least 36,000 people by 2025.

The development of a town centre that has great amenities and that residents can be proud of is a priority. Projects such as Ormiston Town Centre also contribute towards the Auckland Plan vision of Auckland becoming the world’s most liveable city.It also contributes to a number of the Howick Local Board Plan outcomes.
There are big economic benefits with the Ormiston Town Centre development in both construction and the jobs that will be created through the new retail and commercial spaces.

Panuku Development Auckland will ensure the town centre is developed on a commercially successful basis, to the best international urban design standards, on behalf of the landowner Auckland Council.

The masterplan for the development offers a true kiwi lifestyle with access to open green spaces and a place that has neighbourhood values at its heart.Ormiston Town Centre will be a unique place to live, work and play.

Ths greenfield development will help to deliver the transformative change that is required to meet the rapid growth of Auckland.

Key pillars of the project:

  • Excellent urban design with a masterplan that makes the most of the surrounding environment to create a community that offers an integrated work, live and play lifestyle.
  • Utilising council owned land to create new housing to help meet Auckland’s rapid growth.
  • Creating a sustainable environment that allows people access to great amenities as well as lots of green space and recreation opportunities.

Ormiston Road, Flat Bush

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


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Ground floor, 82 Wyndham Street, City centre

PO Box 90343

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.

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