Our Auckland South region encompasses the constantly expanding districts south of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. From the central city to the eastern edge of the Manukau Harbour, Auckland South is a diverse community rich in contrasts, from a dense urban centres to spacious rural landscapes fringed by rolling green country and mangrove-rich estuaries.
The Auckland isthmus was home to Maori for a thousand years before European settlement. The Auckland basin was and is the home of the Ngati Whatua Iwi, or tribe. Now, over 181 different ethnic groups from all over the world call Auckland home, and the city is home to the largest Pacific Island population in the world.
The ethnic diversity of South Auckland in particular gives it a richness of cultural influence.
As an example Papakura has a population of almost 50,000 – which the Auckland City Council expects to double by the year 2050. The large population is served by many schools and tertiary education institutes, and numerous medical centres/hospitals.
The Franklin District is bounded by the northern Waikato plains, the Hunua Ranges, the Firth of Thames on the south east and Port Waikato – the mouth of the Waikato River, in the south west.
The area is mainly rural, but is undergoing much development. The New Zealand Steel steel mill at Glenbrook is a major local industry.
Auckland’s relentless growth will ensure the Auckland South Generation Homes team will be kept busy helping new customers into quality houses for many years to come.
Sean Bignell is our Managing Director for Auckland South. Large-scale infrastructure projects, complex financing, legal and commercial structures and partnering arrangements across government and the private sector are Sean’s areas of specialisation.
His experience ranges from redevelopment and regeneration in New Zealand and Australia. As the inaugural CEO of the Hobsonville Land Company, he drives a sea change in urban development. Notably, the first precint was launched in down property market - and who would have thought?! Yes quality master planning and quality in delivery always pays dividends. This is the Auckland market July 2022.
Recent projects have included other master planning through to subdivision, design and construction. If you have an in-fill or complex project, then the Generation Homes Auckland South team are a great choice. If you have a larger project then Sean is the person to talk to.