Milldale will 'raise the bar' on successful Millwater template

Stage one of Milldale has begun beside State Highway 1 just south of the Wainui interchange on Sidwell Rd.
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Stage one of Milldale has begun beside State Highway 1 just south of the Wainui interchange on Sidwell Rd.

The development of the 3500 home suburb at Wainui East has been dubbed Milldale.

The property is owned by Fulton Hogan, one of the partners responsible for neighbouring residential development Millwater.

Earthworks are already underway with the first stages planned for release in 2018.
Jay Boreham

Earthworks are already underway with the first stages planned for release in 2018.

The Millwater template has been replicated by other developers, Milldale's marketing manager Warren Frogley said.

"It's successor in Wainui, Milldale, will further raise the bar to meet the high demands of changing populations for mixed density developments," Frogley said.

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The naming of Millwater derives from the Kauri that was milled from the land in the early 1800's, then floated out the river to awaiting vessels kauri was also milled further inland as far as Wainui.

The new development is overlooked by Mt Pleasant to the west, bordered by Wainui Road and Orewa River to the north, and Pine Valley Rd and Weiti River to the south.

"The land between forms a natural valley, or dale.

"As a progression from Millwater, many synergies exist between the two developments.  From an historical and planning point of view - Milldale was an obvious choice - rolls off the tongue well and creates an obvious link to one of Auckland's most successful and popular residential developments," Frogley said.

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Master-planned in conjunction with expanding Council requirements, Milldale will also be focused around a central retail hub.

"Catering for the needs of young and old, individuals and extended families with a wide variety of lifestyles, Milldale will increase in density at it's heart, where the pulse for the 3500 homes it supports will radiate outwards into parks and reserves formed by the natural geography."

The site will a mix of housing types from smaller one to three bedroom units to larger three to four bedroom homes.

Masterplan details and the first stages are being finalised.

Earthworks are already underway with the first stages planned for release in 2018.

Meanwhile at Millwater, 2000 homes have been built, with a further 227 under construction at its Bonair zone, 227 are beginning at Arran Point and another 423 are pending in Arran Hills.

 The near 3000 dwellings in Millwater will house well over 10,000 residents by its completion around 2022.

 - Stuff

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