Waiapu Precinct and Paynes Lane

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Waiapu Precinct and Paynes Lane in Onehunga are undergoing a transformation in line with the Eke Panuku urban regeneration plan for this neighbourhood.

The proposed improvements focus on future-proofing the Onehunga town centre by:

  • coordinating infrastructure projects
  • facilitating new homes
  • creating new public spaces
  • improving walking connections.


Feedback from the 2020 consultation

In the 2020 community consultation, we collected feedback on key themes such as:

  • improved safety
  • better connectivity
  • more green space
  • car parking
  • quality housing
  • an upgraded supermarket.

Based on this feedback, we have created plans which address these themes alongside private investment such as:

  • the Dress Smart retail expansion
  • a proposed new and much larger supermarket which will ensure a diverse range of retail options for locals.

We have work closely with mana whenua on the design of the public spaces to celebrate mana whenua korero (the voice of the land) and history in Onehunga.

About the 2024 consultation

With the support of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, we want you to share your views on the design for the public spaces.

Proposed plan showing changes to Waiapu Precinct and Paynes LanePlease refer to the consultation document for more information and larger images.

Waiapu Precinct

Waiapu Precinct (between Onehunga Mall / Selwyn Street and Arthur Street / Church Street) includes plans for:

  • public plazas
  • green spaces
  • a family play space
  • safer walking connections.

Artist impression of new plaza and pavilionArtist impression looking east from the new plaza/pavilion with the existing steps widened through to Onehunga Mall

Artist impression of north-south walking connectionArtist impression of walking along the green north-south connection past the new family play space towards the plaza/pavilion

Artist impression of new family play spaceArtist impression of the new family play space incorporating play features inclusive for all ages and abilities to enjoy

Artist impression of improved laneway from Gerrard Beeson Place to Onehunga MallArtist impression of the improved laneway from Gerrard Beeson Place through to Onehunga Mall, to create a safer walking connection

Please refer to the consultation document for more information and larger images.

Wider precinct plans

We also want to share the wider Waiapu Precinct plans including:

  • the proposed supermarket location
  • future development sites for homes
  • construction staging and timeline
  • car park changes
  • roading layout changes.

Artist impression of roading layout change from Church Street entrance towards new supermarketArtist impression looking from Church Street towards new supermarket











Paynes Lane street upgrade

Paynes Lane (on the opposite side of Onehunga Mall) will be upgraded to provide:

  • a safe, wider and improved walking connection between the Waiapu Precinct via Onehunga Mall to Paynes Lane and onto the Dress Smart retail precinct expansion.

Artist impression of an improved Paynes Lane Artist impression of improved Paynes Lane, looking from Onehunga Mall












Please refer to the consultation document for more information and larger images.


What we want your feedback on

We want to know:

  • what other types of features could be included in the play space
  • how you see yourself, your whanau (family) and friends using the public plazas
  • is there anything else you would like to see in these green spaces
  • if there is anything about the proposed layout of parking and streets that you want to tell us
  • is there is anything else you would like to tell us

Drop-in information sessions

Attend our drop-in information sessions to learn more:

  • Saturday 17 February 2024
    10.30am-12.30pm
    Onehunga Library, Church Street.
  • Saturday 24 February 2024
    10am-12pm
    Dress Smart, Paynes Lane

How you can have your say

When you can have your say

You can have your say from Monday 12 February to Sunday 10 March 2024.

What happens next

Eke Panuku will collate and review the feedback to develop a final concept design.

After the concept design is approved by Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, the project will move into the detailed design phase.

The detailed design includes:

  • materials
  • surface coatings of play equipment
  • construction details.

Updates will then be available on Eke Panuku

Waiapu Precinct and Paynes Lane in Onehunga are undergoing a transformation in line with the Eke Panuku urban regeneration plan for this neighbourhood.

The proposed improvements focus on future-proofing the Onehunga town centre by:

  • coordinating infrastructure projects
  • facilitating new homes
  • creating new public spaces
  • improving walking connections.


Feedback from the 2020 consultation

In the 2020 community consultation, we collected feedback on key themes such as:

  • improved safety
  • better connectivity
  • more green space
  • car parking
  • quality housing
  • an upgraded supermarket.

Based on this feedback, we have created plans which address these themes alongside private investment such as:

  • the Dress Smart retail expansion
  • a proposed new and much larger supermarket which will ensure a diverse range of retail options for locals.

We have work closely with mana whenua on the design of the public spaces to celebrate mana whenua korero (the voice of the land) and history in Onehunga.

About the 2024 consultation

With the support of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, we want you to share your views on the design for the public spaces.

Proposed plan showing changes to Waiapu Precinct and Paynes LanePlease refer to the consultation document for more information and larger images.

Waiapu Precinct

Waiapu Precinct (between Onehunga Mall / Selwyn Street and Arthur Street / Church Street) includes plans for:

  • public plazas
  • green spaces
  • a family play space
  • safer walking connections.

Artist impression of new plaza and pavilionArtist impression looking east from the new plaza/pavilion with the existing steps widened through to Onehunga Mall

Artist impression of north-south walking connectionArtist impression of walking along the green north-south connection past the new family play space towards the plaza/pavilion

Artist impression of new family play spaceArtist impression of the new family play space incorporating play features inclusive for all ages and abilities to enjoy

Artist impression of improved laneway from Gerrard Beeson Place to Onehunga MallArtist impression of the improved laneway from Gerrard Beeson Place through to Onehunga Mall, to create a safer walking connection

Please refer to the consultation document for more information and larger images.

Wider precinct plans

We also want to share the wider Waiapu Precinct plans including:

  • the proposed supermarket location
  • future development sites for homes
  • construction staging and timeline
  • car park changes
  • roading layout changes.

Artist impression of roading layout change from Church Street entrance towards new supermarketArtist impression looking from Church Street towards new supermarket











Paynes Lane street upgrade

Paynes Lane (on the opposite side of Onehunga Mall) will be upgraded to provide:

  • a safe, wider and improved walking connection between the Waiapu Precinct via Onehunga Mall to Paynes Lane and onto the Dress Smart retail precinct expansion.

Artist impression of an improved Paynes Lane Artist impression of improved Paynes Lane, looking from Onehunga Mall












Please refer to the consultation document for more information and larger images.


What we want your feedback on

We want to know:

  • what other types of features could be included in the play space
  • how you see yourself, your whanau (family) and friends using the public plazas
  • is there anything else you would like to see in these green spaces
  • if there is anything about the proposed layout of parking and streets that you want to tell us
  • is there is anything else you would like to tell us

Drop-in information sessions

Attend our drop-in information sessions to learn more:

  • Saturday 17 February 2024
    10.30am-12.30pm
    Onehunga Library, Church Street.
  • Saturday 24 February 2024
    10am-12pm
    Dress Smart, Paynes Lane

How you can have your say

When you can have your say

You can have your say from Monday 12 February to Sunday 10 March 2024.

What happens next

Eke Panuku will collate and review the feedback to develop a final concept design.

After the concept design is approved by Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, the project will move into the detailed design phase.

The detailed design includes:

  • materials
  • surface coatings of play equipment
  • construction details.

Updates will then be available on Eke Panuku

Page last updated: 20 Feb 2024, 07:24 PM