Port Nikau Development Area

The Port Nikau Development Area (PNDA) is a bespoke zone in the Whangārei District Plan, a ‘Development Area’ as defined by the National Planning Standards.

Urban Waterfront Environment

The PNDA is a fully developed urban waterfront environment, designed for 1200 homes plus supporting retail, commercial and public open spaces. The PNDA includes a small retail and commercial area designed to provide basic amenities to the local community.  The plans set out the street, pedestrian and open space networks and include building layouts and typologies.

Approved in 2020

Development in accordance with the PNDA plans is a permitted activity (no consent required), except for subdivision which is a controlled activity. The permitted activity status for compliance with the PNDA plans provides certainty for developers, while variations from the plans can still be achieved through the resource consent process.
The PNDA was approved by the Whangārei District Council in 2020.

Port Nikau News

February 22, 2023

Port Nikau: A Waterfront Community in the Heart of the City

The future of residential development looks vastly different to that of 10 or even 20 years ago. The days of the quarter acre residential section are evolving, as access to land becomes more difficult and people are choosing to live in more sustainable, connected communities where resources, such as green spaces, can be shared, rather …

December 23, 2021

Port Nikau Masterplan with Construkt

Urban planning company Construkt has partnered with Reyburn & Bryant to perfect and produce a Masterplan for the new Port Nikau development, which the Whangārei District Council has given the go-ahead. The plan will eventually provide over 1,200 homes adjacent to a harbour-side town centre, in the 67ha of former port land to create genuine …

Tony Davies-Colley and wife Clare hold plans for a massive development at Port Nikau

March 23, 2018

Port Nikau to be transformed

Plans are in progress for a massive 88-hectare development in Whangārei, including the construction of more than 500 homes to cater for the region’s population boom. The Whangarei District Council last year approved the Port Nikau Environment Master Plan submitted by Port Nikau Joint Venture Partners, co-owned by Tony and Clare Davies-Colley. After the first …