Friday, May 03, 2019

Bonair blessed with new play park and reserve

On Friday May 3rd, another stunning autumn day in Millwater, the Croix reserve and play park on Bonair Crescent was opened to the public.

The reserve is another excellent addition to the community thanks to Millwater Developments in consultation with the Local Board and sits at the centre of the Bonair community within Millwater, overlooked by those that live in this supportive neighbourhood.

Catering for all ages, the park includes a 3-on-3 basketball court, netball hoop, calisthenics equipment, soccer goals, trampolines, climbing frames, and basket swing, all covered by shade sails. There is also a huge expanse of green space where locals can kick a ball or throw a frisbee. A special feature of Croix Reserve are the fruit trees - apples, guavas and lemons - that have been planted for the community to share.

The opening ceremony attracted over 200 people, with an explanation of the history behind the reserve name by Millwater marketing consultant Warren Frogley, a blessing by Kaumatua Ringi Brown from the Manuhiri Kaitiaki Charitable Trust including a beautiful waiata where everyone joined in, recognition from the Local Board chair Julia Parfitt and thanks from Fulton Hogan Land Developments GM Graeme Causer, with Bob Fulton cutting the ribbon (below)

From left: Graeme Causer, Ringi Brown, Bob Fulton, Julia Parfitt, Janet Fitzgerald, Warren Frogley, John Watson

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Bonair gets a new playground - Opening: 3 May 2019

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At the heart of Bonair is an expansive reserve named after a member of the original french family that broke in this land. Croix Reserve spans the length of Bonair starting from Millwater Parkway and includes lengthy walkways through native planting and water catchment areas to the east.

In the large open grass area to the west a large playground includes multiple swings and slides, a rope climber, half courts and fitness areas, plus a shade zone. Public toilets, water fountains and picnic tables complete this extensive new addition to the Millwater community.

The opening celebration is to be held at 11am, Friday 3rd May 2019.

Friday, September 28, 2018

A unique opportunity in Bonair

Hugging the northern boundary of Croix Reserve, the Bonair Residences take in views across open fields with access to walkways through lush native planting, playgrounds and public facilities.

A unique addition to Millwater, the Bonair Residences offer a distinctly urban lifestyle, just minutes from the many amenities on offer at Millwater.

  • 38 two & three bedroom apartments
  • Released in 3 stages, beginning with Building A
  • Ground level apartments feature a deck facing the reserve and a northerly courtyard
  • Upper level apartments feature two balconies capturing the northerly sun or overlooking the reserve
  • Each apartment includes a single carpark and secure area for bikes and outdoor equipment
  • High quality low maintenance finishes
  • 3 interior colour options

To check out this intelligent design offering multiple options, visit the display suite at 7/177 Millwater Parkway (beside Hello World). Alternatively, feel free to call and make an appointment.

Friday, December 22, 2017


Millwater Developments are very pleased to announce that from 9am today, Wainui Road is re-open for normal use without restrictions. The complete realignment of Wainui Road and improvements to vital infrastructure, such as power supply and water mains, has now been completed. We thank everyone for their patience during this important phase of improvements to local services. 

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Milldale will 'raise the bar'

Milldale will 'raise the bar' on successful Millwater template.

The name Milldale derives from the Kauri that was milled from the land in the early 1800’s, as far inland as Wainui. The 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.

Read the full story here!

Millwater is now in its 8th year of land release. The first stages in Seaview sold in 2009, Ridgedale in 2012, Bonair in 2014 and Arran Point last year, with the final stages in Arran Hills to be released in approximately 4 years.

Despite the GFC significantly impacting the NZ property sector as Millwater went to market, demand has steadily increased due to the high quality of the development and the careful thought that went into planning and facilitating substantial infrastructure and amenities that now form the regions central hub of commerce. From the Arran Drive bridge connecting Orewa, to the Millwater motorway interchange - both constructed by the developers at key construction milestones and working in partnership with other stakeholders, accessibility has proven to be pivotal in the area’s growth and popularity.

Not only has Millwater been instrumental in providing jobs and income for the surrounding region, the reputation it has gained for a high quality – high value lifestyle has spread to neighbouring suburbs, lifting the desirability of the entire Hibiscus Coast, even reigniting activity as far out as Gulf Harbour.

With approximately 2000 homes now occupied in Millwater, a further 250 presently being built in Bonair, 227 beginning in Arran Point and another 423 pending in Arran Hills, the near 3000 dwellings in Millwater will house well over 10,000 residents by its completion around 2022.

The first of its kind in NZ, Millwater’s visionary template has been replicated by others, however its successor in neighbouring Wainui, Milldale will further raise the bar to meet the high demands of changing populations for mixed density developments.

Masterplanned 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.

Capitalising on the same local employment opportunities and immediate motorway access provided by the growth of Millwater, construction is already underway in Milldale, providing further land for high quality homes and a high value lifestyle, with the first stages planned for release in late 2018.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


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Over the coming months, the road will be closed between no.29 and no.129 Wainui Road as contractors upgrade the road including cycle lanes and footpaths, underground power, install a new transmission watermain, and install various services and utilities for residential lots along this stretch of Wainui Road.

Vehicle access to residences and businesses within the construction zone will be maintained from one direction only, however there is no thoroughfare the full length of site. Please follow the traffic management detour.

Alternate routes can be found through Manuel Rd and Bankside Rd.

While every care is taken to secure the worksite, please ensure children do not enter the construction area.

Generally our working hours are 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday and until 5pm on Saturday.

Emergency services access will be available at all stages of works.

Should you have any queries, please contact Jenny Scott direct Freephone 0800 900 007 or email

Your patience and support of these instructure works is sincerely appreciated, thank you.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Millwater Developments are very pleased to announce that the current realignment and water mains work on Wainui Road has now been completed. We thank everyone for their patience during this important phase of improvements to local services. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Millwater SH1 Interchange opens to public

The new Millwater Interchange was officially opened today (13 May 2015), providing direct access to the new growth areas of Millwater and Highgate Business Park from State Highway 1. 

The new interchange will allow thousands of current and future residents of the Millwater residential subdivision direct access to their homes from SH1, removing traffic from nearby Silverdale and the Hibiscus Coast Highway, and will also help streamline journey time and access for more than 4,500 people expected to be employed in the new Highgate Business Park by 2025. 

Development of the interchange was a requirement of the original consents issued to the developers by the former Rodney District Council when the new subdivision and business park area were proposed. 

Millwater residential subdivision developer WFH Properties Ltd and Highgate collaborated on the project, working through design and consenting in partnership with the NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport. Construction was undertaken by Ross Reid Contractors, Woods and Fulton Hogan. 

Full ownership of the interchange will be handed over to the NZ Transport Agency in 12 months time.  

“This project is another successful example of stakeholders working together to plan ahead for an important new growth area for Auckland. The new connection to the motorway also helps to reduce local road pressure in the surrounding areas and took into account the environment and landscape,” NZ Transport Agency Auckland and Northland Highways Manager Brett Gliddon. 

The Millwater Interchange went through numerous design options over a six year period until meeting all the requirements of NZTA and Auckland Transport, all for an acceptable cost.

The project required some challenging design and construction techniques, successfully managed by all those involved working closely together. These challenges included:

  • Designing the Interchange around existing infrastructure with limited disruption to the public and services.

  • Providing environmentally sound practices in the treatment of stormwater runoff to the sensitive receiving waters of the Orewa River / Estuary

  • Undercutting retaining and strengthening of the existing Wainui Road Bridge West Abutment, while enabling cars to continue to use the bridge. 

  • Geotechnical remediation of the existing motorway slip.

  • Constrained construction deadlines due to the link between the completion of the Millwater interchange and the release of residential lots within Millwater Subdivision. This included working through some tough winter conditions in 2014. 

The construction budget for Millwater Interchange was $16.9m. The actual costs are expected to be less than this. 

“The opening of the new Millwater interchange, one of the largest privately funded pieces of motorway construction in New Zealand, represents a significant milestone in the development of the area, releasing more sought after sections and allowing business and work opportunities to grow along side the increasing population” says WFH General Manager Graeme Causer.

“The Ramps will enable the development of what we expect will become a thriving business estate, to the same extent that Millwater is now a well-established and thriving community” says Highgate’s Development Manager Alistair White (of Planning Focus Ltd).

The developers, officials, local residents and business guests gathered to witness the ribbon cuttung and the first car use the new on and off ramps and over bridge before it was opened to the public at midday.

The new interchange includes:

  • A Northbound off ramp on SH1, which links to Wainui Road and circles across the overbridge to Millwater and Highgate

  • An upgrade of Wainui Road including two new roundabouts

  • An upgrade and widening of the Millwater Parkway from Bankside Road to the overbridge

  • A Southbound on ramp to SH1 from Millwater Parkway.

More than 16000 vehicles are expected to use the new Millwater interchange every day by the year 2021 providing an efficient connection back and forth to central Auckland and Albany, and easing pressure on local roads.

Note: SH1 motorway traffic travelling from Northland southbound will still access Millwater, Highgate, Silverdale and Owera via the Grand Drive and Hibiscus Coast Highway offramps.

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Terraces at Millwater Central launch full website

The terraces at Millwater Central are off to a flying start, with 6 sales and another 4 homes under contract, in just their first week of public release.

Following the opening of their show home at Millwater Central on 11th April, their full website is now online. Packed with helpful information showcasing these architecturally designed homes, you can appreciate the quality by viewing the full gallery of artist impressions. 

You can also check to see what homes are still for sale, view typical plans, or download specifications and pricing.

Learn more about the amenities around this prime location and why Millwater has become Auckland’s most popular new suburb. See who's behind the development and their long history of quality and integrity, or view other examples by the award winning architect.

Just 20 minutes north of the city, the terraces are proving very popular. To be sure you secure the home of your choice, come and visit their show home at Millwater Central between 11am and 3pm daily. Alternatively, feel free to call Jan or Serena to make an appointment.

Jan Hewitt: 027 595 2557

Serena Stevens: 021 368 611

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Terraces at Millwater Central Show Home Now Open

Millwater, Auckland’s most popular new suburb, has an exciting new addition coming to the heart of this thriving community.

The terraces at Millwater Central utilise a timeless contemporary design by the multi award-winning architect Julian Guthrie. Consisting of 37 high quality three bedroom homes, the terraces have been thoughtfully designed to maximise coastal views and sunshine. Every terraced home enjoys a fully secure landscaped environment, including an expansive central courtyard and spacious interiors that flow on to generous private outdoor living areas. 

The terraces genuinely offer the ultimate urban lifestyle, just moments from a selection of cafés, shops and services. The area has a wide variety of schools, parks and recreational activities, and benefits from easy access to public transport and motorways. 

These homes provide quite a unique addition within this diverse community and promise to sell quickly. But don’t just take our word for it, come and visit our show home at Millwater Central between 11am and 3pm daily. Alternatively, feel free to call Jan or Serena to make an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Jan Hewitt: 027 595 2557

Serena Stevens: 021 368 611

Millwater Central shops, off main upper carpark, 
corner Millwater Parkway and Bankside Road.