Island Bay as a medium-density housing area

Areas around Island Bay town centre have the important features that support successful medium-density development.

September 2016 update

In March 2016, Councillors voted to put the Housing Choice and Town Centre Planning projects in Island Bay on hold.

Councillors have asked us to re-engage further with the community, but current projects in other suburbs mean we're not able to set a date yet.

Island Bay has:

  • a town centre with shopping, services and local employment
  • good access to public transport networks
  • room for new residential buildings
  • good access to community facilities, schools and open spaces
  • commercially-viable options for developers to produce targeted residential development at an affordable price for potential owners.
Island Bay walking catchment area.

Areas within 5 and 10 minutes walk from Island Bay town centre


Where could this happen in Island Bay?

Medium-density housing is generally encouraged within 5 to 10 minutes’ walk from town centres, as in Johnsonville and Kilbirnie. This gives residents good access to shopping, services and public transport routes.

What this could look like in Island Bay?

See examples of what medium-density housing could look like in Island Bay: Examples of medium-density housing

These high-quality houses have low-maintenance sections and are no more than three storeys high. The range of sizes and types of houses give people choices that suit their needs.

Future population and housing trends