Hobsonville The Landing
HLC (Hobsonville Land Company)
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
The Landing Master Plan provides a vision for the transformation of the historic Hobsonville Airbase hardstand into a vibrant working waterfront and new gateway between the site and the upper Waitemata Harbour.
The Landing is a reclaimed hardstand historically associated with the RNZAF seaplane fleet, hangars and workshop buildings. The Landing will provide a mixed use, waterfront ‘destination’ with a range of new uses, marine and recreational infrastructure and working waterfront functions that will complement the peninsula’s proposed new communities.
As one of the first development areas it will act as a catalyst for regeneration and urban change for the Peninsula by improving physical linkages and integrating the site and the coastal edge.
The Landing will be a gateway for visitors and a conduit to the harbour for residents of the peninsula while also providing deep water access for launching and retrieving vessels for the purpose-built marine industry precinct adjacent.
The master plan retains the existing character buildings and proposes a new retail/commercial hub and transport interchange on the axis of a new ferry wharf which will provide a high frequency ferry service to the CBD.
Additional mixed-use development will enjoy views of the upper harbour and activate the waterfront promenade and open spaces. The site’s constructed coastal edge will be further articulated with new tidal stairs, pontoons and piers for recreational use as well as pontoons, deep water berths and boat launching facilities that will support working waterfront activities.
The master plan also proposes design concepts for the site’s 4km of waterfront and coastal edges.