The development of these sites will help achieve a number of strategic priorities for Takapuna.
Auckland Council and Devonport-Takapuna Local Board have previously consulted with the community and endorsed a number of plans outlining the vision for Takapuna town centre, including the Takapuna Strategic Framework (2010), Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan and the Takapuna Centre Plan (2014).
The themes of these plans include:
- Takapuna centre being the primary commercial and community hub for Devonport-Takapuna
- retention of a contemporary, vibrant, pleasant, inviting centre with a beach-side atmosphere
- a more pedestrian focused environment with connections to Takapuna Beach that includes open space, laneways and urban plazas
- quality housing development that is more intensive than at present and has easy access to local community facilities and infrastructure.
As a metropolitan centre, Takapuna has potential zoning under the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan to allow for higher-density housing including terraced housing and apartments, and increased business facilities with a mix of activities. To help support the growth of Auckland we have to be smarter with what we have got. This location is a great space to bring more housing and businesses into the heart of the community.