The Regeneration Of Onehunga

Big plans are afoot for Onehunga

Nestled at the heart of Auckland’s isthmus on the recently restored scenic foreshore of Manukau Harbour, Onehunga is an eclectic Auckland suburb that’s shaping up to be a very attractive option for first home buyers.

Onehunga has all the charm of a suburban village, with villa-lined streets and historical buildings, it’s one of Auckland’s oldest areas but it’s come a long way from its light industrial heritage.

With concrete plans for regeneration being driven by Auckland Council well under-way, Onehunga is an evolving suburb that’s positioned to experience fast growth over the coming years and is destined to become one of Auckland’s most sought after suburbs.

Aucklanders have long been drawn to suburban living, with the flexibility of being on the cusp of town and country appealing to many. Onehunga offers just that, with locals describing it as a sanctuary away from the city, but with the proximity and transport options to still enjoy the urban lifestyle that Auckland is all about.

Location, Location, Location

Conveniently positioned between the CBD, One Tree Hill, Auckland Airport and its own light industrial area that’s an epicentre for local employment, Onehunga’s location offers the freedom to move in any direction and a sense of never being too far from work or home.

The area is well serviced by public transport options, and the completion of the Waterview Tunnel earlier in 2017 has slashed driving times and created even easier access to the CBD and entire motorway system.

The local village is a vibrant mix of cafes, bars, eateries and shops. Outlet shopping hub Dress Smart offers a significant amount of retail options and becomes home to a bustling market on Monday nights, frequented by locals after multicultural feasts and hidden gems. The Onehunga Café is another local favourite, as well as recent opening The Good Home gastropub and the Library Café, where bookshelves from the historic building that was once the local library still line the walls.

It’s no surprise that the suburb is fast becoming a very desirable place to live. 21,000 people are expected to move into the area over the next decade according to planning documents, it seems the town centre is set to become even more cosmopolitan, but with its rich settler and industrial heritage, Onehunga will always have character and a diverse mix of community.

Another leap forward for the area is the newly restored foreshore, a $30 million dollar project completed at the end of 2015, which has turned Onehunga Bay Reserve into a beautiful area for locals to enjoy, it includes new beaches, walkways and lush parklands, as well as a boat ramp, playgrounds and a skate park.

The Future Of Onehunga

The future for Onehunga looks even brighter with the council earmarking it as a key area for growth as part of Auckland’s 20 year plan.

The suburb’s planned regeneration, to be implemented over the next 25 years will see Onehunga injected with new life. Future plans include rejuvenation of the town centre at Onehunga Mall, the creation of high-quality public spaces, and completion of the East-West transport link that will further improve Onehunga’s connectivity to the central city and neighbouring areas.

As Auckland property prices continue to reach unattainable highs especially for many first home buyers, emerging suburbs in good locations with vibrant communities and amenity are being snapped up fast by forward thinking buyers.

Enter FABRIC of Onehunga.

On the edge of the established Onehunga village, FABRIC is contributing towards the revival of Onehunga in its own right by redefining apartment living through the creation of well-designed apartments in lush green spaces.


The vision behind FABRIC is to create a pocket neighbourhood – a neighbourhood within a neighbourhood – a type of planned community that consists of smaller residences grouped around a shared courtyard or common ground. The grounds at FABRIC have been designed to encourage a close knit community, with the common pocket park at the heart of the development, giving residents a chance to spread out in addition to their own private spaces.

Buying an apartment off the plans

The apartment interiors have been designed to be equally beautiful and spacious with a sizeable balcony or courtyard – all of which can be seen at the full-sized display apartment at the display suite onsite at 11 Spring Street, open daily, 11am-3pm.
With the final building in Stage One selling now, FABRIC offers a number of options to help get you on the property ladder including special offer of $50,000 off on the last three S.H.A apartments for eligible first home buyers. This is your unique opportunity to be part of the vibrant social fabric of Onehunga.

FABRIC Of Onehunga Display Suite: 11 Spring Street, open daily, 11am-3pm
0800 258 358


Dustin Lindale October 9, 2017 Blog