Perched on the edge of the greater Auckland metropolitan area, Papakura’s town centre is a diverse and charming environment in which to shop, eat, work or socialise. With a mix of retail, professional and business support services, the town centre brings everything you need together for a convenient and exciting experience.
The green open spaces of our wonderful parks are a perfect haven for families and children and the playgrounds are a fun and safe diversion for the younger ones. What’s more, getting to and from the town centre is simple, quick and convenient by rail, bus or private car.
So for everything you need to know about Papakura’s busy town centre and all the things that make this the heart of our district, look no further!
Papakura, the fourth-fastest growing district in New Zealand, is putting itself on the map with an innovative project aimed at attracting new business to the district and in particular to the central business area. The campaign is based around a new and comprehensive publication, ‘Why Papakura!’ that gives real estate companies and businesses looking for new locations comprehensive information about the unique mix of features that make Papakura the ideal place to establish or relocate to. It is the first time so much key information has been brought together in such an accessible document. (‘WHY PAPAKURA’ Prospectus)
The project has been brought together by Papakura Business Association, whose chair Neil O’Connor says there has been a pressing need for a single source of information since the PBA has existed. With Auckland’s growth accelerating, it is increasingly important that Papakura stand out among the districts and areas that make up the Auckland region. “We are literally answering the question, ‘Why Papakura’. It’s a response to steadily growing interest in Papakura from other parts of Auckland. As our place grows and develops we are helping the businesses and companies already present in the district and with this document we are setting out compelling reasons for others to locate here. It’s a very exciting time for Papakura and we are proud to help the district grow and the community to prosper,” said Mr O’Connor. ‘Why Papakura!’ sets out the wide range of opportunities available in the district including favourable commercial rents ranging from $150-$250 per square metre in the CBD; the presence of key anchor tenants and brands in the CBD; the expanding range of hospitality business opportunities; the rapid growth of downtown apartment living options; the existing market of 45,000 people living in the district and the high income population adjacent to the district.
Auckland Council and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) are working to support Papakura and other districts identified for significant growth in the region’s Unitary Plan. Patrick McVeigh, ATEED General Manager Business, Innovation & Skills said in order to benefit from Auckland’s growth, the region’s town centres need to position themselves to attract new investment and residents. “The designation of Papakura as a metropolitan centre in the Auckland Plan highlights the growth that will occur in and around the Papakura Local Board Area.” “By working with the Papakura Business Association and the Papakura Local Board, as well as other stakeholders, we hope to assist the Papakura area to realise the vision laid out in the Auckland Plan for it to become a metropolitan centre.” Mr O’Connor says the business association is describing ‘Why Papakura!’ as an investment prospectus. It will be made available as a hard copy and online at www.papakura.co.nz and will be sent to all major regional real estate companies. It will also be available from the PBA office, upstairs in Selwyn Arcade. Copies have been provided to the Papakura Local Board and ATEED. “This is an important milestone for Papakura and this publication explains why Papakura is indeed the right choice to invest, start or buy a business and be part of an exciting growth story,” he said.’
Source ; http://www.papakura.co.nz