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Waterview
Art Deco bungalow in Fir St, Waterview, Auckland.JPG
Waterview contains a variety of house styles, including a small number of Art Deco bungalows.
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Population 3,378 (2006)
Surrounds
North Point Chevalier
Northeast Point Chevalier
East Mount Albert
Southeast Mount Albert
South Avondale
Southwest Rosebank
West (Waitemata Harbour)
Northwest (Waitemata Harbour)

Waterview is a suburb of Auckland City, located along the western side of Auckland's isthmus. Its boundaries are Oakley Creek in the east, Heron Park in the south, the Waitemata Harbour (and Motu Manawa (Pollen Island) Marine Reserve) in the west, and the Northwestern Motorway and the Oakley Creek inlet in the north.

Waterview is primarily a residential area, with its residents commuting to work. There are few shops: a dairy, laundromat, bakery, and a community-owned cafe. Community facilities are available at Point Chevalier or Avondale, 20–30 minutes walk away.

History

The Waterview area, especially along the coast and inlet areas, has a relatively high incidence of archeologically significant areas, from old settlement remnants (both Maori and early European settler), to a comparatively well-retained site of an old mill/tannery and quarry (Star Mill/Garret Bros Tannery) which is scheduled as a Category I Historic Place, and which once used the stream waters to drive a waterwheel.

The population of Waterview has grown:

  • 1996 census - 2898
  • 2001 census - 3066
  • 2006 census - 3378
  • 2013 census - 3330

Transport

The major issue facing Waterview is the construction of SH20 from Hillsborough through to the Northwestern Motorway. The route through Waterview was highly contentious until (and to a degree after) a fast-tracked Board of Inquiry process consented a route in mid-2011, which will place a new motorway tunnel portal and motorway interchange at the north end of the suburb, causing the removal of numerous homes in the area.

Public transport facilities from Waterview allow access to a range of destinations in Auckland City, and a shared walking and cycling path is proposed to link Waterview with Mt Albert and several other suburbs along the State Highway 16 cycle route.


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