Take a look at the picture. If the end result of the development is even half as good then we can say with pride, that Onehunga has been restored to its rightful place in Auckland; as a premium suburb with great features.
The Manukau in general has faced an onslaught of human activity. It has been used a waste dump for our toilets and our industrial waste. It was once a place where people enjoyed the foreshore and finally, we are about to see revival.
The trucks and earthmoving machinery are attacking the foreshore and using material from the Waterview Tunnel project to claim new land, which in turn will be the framework for at least five beautiful beaches. If we can be sure that the water quality is safe, then Onehunga will become a place to relax and enjoy life at the seaside. Wouldn’t it be great if those two wonderful old buildings along Orpheus Drive could open up and provide café-like settings? Sunday afternoon will feel like a ‘blast from the past.’ I can’t wait to see the end result. In the meantime we can happily put up with the dust and noise.