Milldale makes the most of its location

Milldale makes the most of its location
The Milldale development between Silverdale and Orewa will eventually include over 3000 properties.

Everything’s right here. The tagline of Milldale has proved to be its key selling point with beach, shops, employment, schools and motorway access all within easy reach for residents of the growing new development situated just 25 minutes north of Auckland City off the Millwater interchange to the west of State Highway 1.
“It’s been a real success story,” says Milldale marketing consultant Warren Frogley. “We now have a number of homes complete and more well underway.”Considering the development was just launched last year that’s quite an achievement.
Warren says its been possible due to a unique model which sees Milldale marketed to the public by the developer driving sales directly to the builders, who can then simply get on with the job of building great homes. “It means builders can buy sections and build quickly and confidently.”
Another factor in the success of the development has been a focus on investing in local infra-structure via a Crown Infrastructure Partnership.“This means infrastructure is put in place before it is needed rather than playing catch up later.
“Upgrades to the motorway interchange, a bridge between Millwater and Milldale and a significant waste and storm water project are all part of that mix to cater for the expected growth in the area.” Milldale follows on from the hugely successful Millwater, which is located adjacent.
“This means infrastructure is put in place before it is needed rather than playing catch up later. Upgrades to the motorway interchange, a bridge between Millwater and Milldale and a significant waste and storm water project are all part of that mix to cater for the expected growth in the area.”
The Millwater project between Silverdale and Orewa will eventually include over 3000 properties. It includes a mixture of low, medium and high-density homes with around 10,000 residents. Fulton Hogan was involved in Millwater as a joint venture partner and has undertaken Milldale alone.
Sections were officially launched in Milldale on 6 April 2019 with over 230 sections sold within the first eight months – a record for any new development, says Warren. The first family moved into their new homes just before Christmas, with more residents moving in every week.
Milldale makes the most of its location
Once completed Milldale will accommodate around 4000 homes. Milldale is great flat land to build on which helps to keep costs down. In fact people can get into the subdivision with a house and land package from around $850,000.
Warren says that Fulton Hogan has been very selective in terms of who it has chosen to work with, thanks to a lot of existing relationships with building companies that have proven design, quality and customer satisfaction.
A range of sites sizes are being offered with quite flexible covenants to allow for different lifestyles, age groups and budgets so young professionals, retirees, and families can all live alongside each other creating a real sense of community.
Parks, reserves and walkways all combine to create an environment where the community can grow together.Design guidelines protect people’s investment in Milldale and also ensure a diverse and aesthetically interesting development.
“If there is an overriding rule it’s that there is a variety of textures and designs so there are not streets lined with houses that all look the same,” says Warren. Milldale‘s hub has plans to include retail, commercial, a sports ground, reserve, movie theatre, supermarket, primary school and retirement village.
Warren says preparations are underway for key parties to be involved. In neighbouring Silverdale, there are also extensive industrial, commercial and retail precincts including the new Highgate Business Park and Silverdale Retail Centre.
Near to Milldaleare Southern Cross Hospital, Northern Arena swimming centre and gymnasium, Snow Planet artificial ski field, Action Raceway indoor go-karts, two kindergartens, three primary and three secondary schools.
And there are also plenty of opportunities for recreation nearby, with an abundance of beaches on the Hibiscus Coast bringing all the pleasures of the outdoors right to the doorstep of residents.
“People might choose to take a walk or bike ride around the estuary, a round of golf in Wainui, or enjoy athletics, football or rugby at nearby clubs,” says Warren.
Other facilities in the area include a growing number or cafes, bars and restaurants, plus world class recreational and medical facilities.“Milldale is right next to an existing community rather than something that has been built in the middle of nowhere.
“All the amenities are right here. And as Milldale grows it will continue to attract more businesses and facilities to the area. “This means residents can live, work and play within the region.
“Everything is right on their doorstep so there is no reason to travel into the city if they don’t want to. “It’s all about local lifestyle and creating a great future.“Everything’s right here.”

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