Doing Business in Takapuna
Takapuna is a vibrant destination with a city rhythm and beach vibe only 5 mins from Auckland’s CBD. It encompasses the best of everything – a relaxed beach atmosphere, dynamic business environment, outstanding shopping, a thriving hospitality scene with a huge variety of cafés, restaurants and bars, and the perfect opportunity for a healthy work/life balance with its beautiful white sand beach and environment.
Takapuna is one of two metropolitan centres in Northern Auckland and is zoned for intensification and strong growth over the next 30 years.
Takapuna is ideally located for easy access to the Auckland CBD and North Auckland via is excellent road and bus network.
Vehicles – Easy access to the northern motorway with dual carriage connections. 5 minutes drive to Auckland CBD.
Public Transport – Major bus stations with connections across the north shore and into the CBD. The #82 bus runs every 10 mins between the CBD and Takapuna and is only a 10 min trip across the bridge.
Bicycle – Good cycling connections with local suburbs and new Sky-path and Sea Path in construction to connect Takapuna directly to Auckland CBD.
Development & Improvement
Takapuna is currently experiencing large scale investment and development from Auckland Council and the private sector.
Takapuna is one of Auckland Council’s targeted development locations with large scale development. Within the next 2-3 years, Takapuna will see:
- Completion of a new large multi-story car park with 420 spaces (open now)
- Building of a large central town square of 3200 sqm
- Building of laneways and connections through the centre and to the Beach
- Building of five new high-rise buildings for retail, office and apartments in its centre
- Transformation of its high street, Hurstmere road, focused on retail and pedestrians.
- Upgrades of major roading interactions, bus station and footpaths.
The private sector is also investing significantly with developing and upgrading new and existing buildings.
Takapuna boasts over 4200 public car parks in and around its centre.
Many office buildings have private car parks included within / next to their buildings.
Additional car parking spaces can be found here.
Takapuna, along with Albany, are the metropolitan centres for the North Shore, which has undergone phenomenal growth since 2000 and now generates around 18% of Auckland’s GDP (6.8% of NZ’s GDP) – second only to Central Auckland (24% of Auckland’s GDP) and well ahead of Auckland Airport and Ellerslie-Southdown with 10% each.
The North Shore is home to 43,430 businesses and 413,000 citizens, across five local boards, and is one of the fastest growing areas in Auckland/New Zealand with 4.6% per year (2013-2018). Our employment growth in 2017 was 4.4% against 3.8% for Auckland and 2.4% nationally.
Locating your business in Takapuna Beach, you are entitled to FREE membership of the Takapuna Beach Business Association (TBBA).
Its vision is “to have Takapuna recognised as Auckland’s premier Metropolitan Centre” and its mission is “to promote economic growth for its members through strategic planning, development and collaboration with key stakeholders.”
A full list of membership benefits can be found on the Membership page, here.