Huge lifestyle subdivision site for sale in a key Auckland growth hub

Huge lifestyle subdivision site for sale in a key Auckland growth hub

An enormous 300ha landholding in Wainui, near the major Auckland growth node of Silverdale, is for sale with consented subdivision plans that will allow a new owner to add significant value.

Palliser Drive encompasses 24 titles of rural land only 12 minutes from Silverdale, 20 minutes from Albany and 35 minutes from Auckland’s CBD.

Subdivision consent has been granted to create 44 lots, mostly sized between 1-3ha, with clear provisions to increase this number further.

Shoneet Chand, North Shore Director at Colliers International, says development opportunities of this scale are rarely available anywhere in Auckland.

“This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a substantial landholding in a high-growth area that has already seen considerable development of quality lifestyle estates.

“A developer or land-banker has the chance to secure the site now and either develop it immediately or over time to satisfy increasing demand.

“The property encompasses a substantial portion of Wainui, being bordered by Weranui and Haruru Roads as well as Palliser Downs Drive.

“Traditionally a rural location, Wainui has experienced rapid change in recent years due to its proximity to the emerging communities Millwater and Milldale, where some 8,000 new dwellings will be delivered.

“These new developments will join the plethora of retailers and industries of Silverdale, as well as local schools, parks and playgrounds.

“This influx of investment will undoubtedly drive demand for nearby lifestyle properties – which Palliser Downs is perfectly positioned to offer.

“Palliser Downs provides a unique opportunity to create a new community in a key growth hub, making it one of the most exciting offerings on the market right now.”

Colliers International has been exclusively appointed to market the landholding for sale by expressions of interest, to be lodged by 4pm on 26 November.

Josh Coburn, Site Sales Director at Colliers, says the titles provide a perfect mix of privacy and proximity.

“These elevated, spacious and quiet titles offer a stunning alternative to suburban living, without isolation.

“The landholding is positioned 7km west of the Wainui Road interchange with State Highway 1, providing excellent access to everything Auckland has to offer.

“The high-growth metropolitan hub of Albany is only 20 minutes away, while beautiful ĹŚrewa Beach is even closer.

“Substantial investment into public transport has enhanced accessibility further, with a major park and ride bus station 12 minutes to the south at Silverdale.

“This ease of access, combined with the idyllic location, makes Palliser Drive a premium lifestyle development offering.”

Matt Prentice, North Shore Director at Colliers, says a new owner could explore a range of options.

“These include subdividing and developing the land right away; seeking consent to further subdivide; land banking now to develop later; or applying for a plan change to potentially redevelop the land more intensively.

“The vendor is offering flexible terms, which further enhances the options available to a new owner.

“With so much potential, this is an unbeatable opportunity to acquire what is surely the premier lifestyle development site of 2020.”

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Shoneet Chand


Auckland North

Shoneet is a Director at Colliers International and specialises in Investment & Development Sales over $2m across the wider Auckland region. Over the past 10 years he has been one of the most successful investment sales brokers in Auckland with a track record of significant sales second to none. He has had considerable experience in dealing with international purchasers and has completed a number of deals with investors out of the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Shoneet was the top broker in his market for both 2014 and 2015 & once again placed in the top 10 brokers nationwide for Colliers in 2016.

In 2017, he transacted over $250 million of property, did 73 deals and was ranked 2nd in New Zealand.

In 2018, he was a finalist in the Commercial & Industrial Salesperson of the Year category which is judged nationwide across all agencies and again was the top broker in his market, being involved in over $300m of unconditional sales.

In 2019 he was again ranked in the top 5 brokers nationwide for Colliers and was involved in over $300 million of settled sales in the calendar year. 

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Josh Coburn

Director | Site Sales

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Tenacious, personable and driven, Josh Coburn draws on 16 years' experience in New Zealand's property sector in his role as Director of Site Sales at Colliers International. His key focus and passion are delivering quality development opportunities to the market and acting as a partner in the development process to see projects come to fruition.

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Josh re-joined Colliers International in 2015 after four years working as the Development Manager for Haydn & Rollett Construction - a role in which he focused on development of commercial and industrial properties joint ventures, and commercial-scale residential opportunities.

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Matt Prentice


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Matt joined Colliers International in 2006 with a focus on mid to upper end industrial & investment transactions.  Specialising in tenanted investments, occupier representation through to vacant land / building sales on the North Shore, Matt was promoted to a North Shore Director in 2015.

In 2011 and 2012 Matt was awarded the "Golden Gavel" for Colliers New Zealand as the most successful auction sales broker across Colliers New Zealand. Matt has been the number one North Shore sales and leasing broker, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  In 2012, was a top 20 performer across Colliers New Zealand and has over $550 million of sales since joining colliers International.

In 2013, Matt was in the top 10 Highest Performing Brokers Nationwide and in 2014, he had a record year completing more than 50 transactions, and  finished in the top 10% of brokers in New Zealand.

In 2015, Matt completed over 60 transactions, more than any broker North of the Bridge, again finishing in the Top 20 brokers in New Zealand.

In 2016, Matt had a record year finishing top 10 in the country and was the top broker on the North Shore. 

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