This sale represents a rare opportunity to secure one of the largest privately owned land holdings north of Auckland. The land holding comprises just over 761 hectares (1,880 acres) of rural land part of which adjoins the north west Auckland township of Waimauku. The land is held within three titles. One of the rural lots containing an area of 463 hectares formerly known as 'Renall Farm' proposed a private plan change in 2006 seeking a new special zone enabling the establishment of an urban village with associated countryside living. This private plan change has not proceeded, however, this land holding reserves outstanding opportunities for the future as pressure from Auckland's expansion continue in the years to come. The local area is amongst the most scenic in the Auckland regions surrounded by rolling countryside which produces abundant supplies of fruit and vegetables. The area is also home to some of the country's oldest vineyards. The rugged west coast beaches of Muriwai and Piha are within a short drive of the subject land.
The growing population is putting pressure on the regional housing stock and other amenities.
The north western part of the region is already witnessing an early part of the response to this growth pressure with major infrastructure improvements having taken place and large scale residential and commercial developments underway in Hobsonville and Westgate.
This outstanding offering close to Auckland presents an opportunity with a variety of angles and offering a number of future uses including farming, long term land banking And lifestyle living.
Waimauku Township has a resident population of approximately 1,070 (Statistics New Zealand) and provides a range of services including retail outlets and a primary school.
The surrounding area is rural in nature and has long been recognised as a farming and fruit growing locality. Recent years however have seen a significant expansion of the local viticulture industry. The area has also become increasingly popular as a lifestyle living location.
Approximately 15 kilometres to the east of Waimauku is Westgate which provides an extensive range of retail outlets and is a major town centre.
The lifestyle appeal of the area is enhanced by its proximity to Auckland's west
coast including famous surf beaches such as Piha and Muriwai.