Over the next 30 years, the anticipated development of Drury-Opāheke and the surrounding areas in southern Auckland represents a significant opportunity for our region’s economy. It will be the largest development of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand and provide a onetime opportunity to align southern Auckland’s economic and spatial planning to ensure better outcomes for future generations.
As the region’s economic and cultural agency, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited has worked with iwi, local and central government, and the private sector to create the Southern Auckland Economic Masterplan. The plan is an optimised mix of economic and spatial planning, focussing on the creation of a new job eco-system, so that people can live, work and thrive in the area. It takes a place-based economic development approach, and it is intended this replicable model will help Tāmaki Makaurau unlock and regenerate other areas across the region.
The Southern Auckland Economic Masterplan is intended to guide iwi, local and central government, and the private sector in the development of Drury-Opaheke and the surrounding areas.
Tātaki Auckland Unlimited will continue to play a convener role, connecting and supporting stakeholders to help to foster economic vitality in this emerging sub-region.
Tātaki Auckland Unlimited actions from the Southern Auckland Economic Masterplan include:
Continue to convene the Southern Corridor Steering Group and refresh the Southern Auckland Economic Masterplan as new information becomes available.
Work with public and private landowners to develop partnership models to support implementation of the plan.
Work with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to influence policy for business attraction into the area.
Work with private sector partners to attract targeted industries and businesses into the area.