Waterview, New Zealand

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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
Population 3,378 (2006)
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.[1][2]

Waterview is primarily a residential area, with its residents commuting to work. There is a dairy, but no cafes, and few other shops or community facilities, with most residents using those at Point Chevalier or Avondale, 20–30 minutes walk away.[1][2]


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.[1][2]

The population of Waterview has grown:

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


Main article: Waterview Connection

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.[3][citation needed]


Waterview Primary School has a student roll of about 150, and a Decile 2 rating.[4]

There is no secondary school in the suburb; nearby state secondary schools include Avondale College, Western Springs College and Mount Albert Grammar School.


  1. ^ a b c Waterview Connection - Assessment of Environmental Effects: Part C. New Zealand Transport Agency. August 2010. pp. 8.14–8.17. 
  2. ^ a b c "My Neighbourhood: Margi Watson's Waterview". Localist. November 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Dearnaley, Mathew (4 September 2010). "Waterview project on fast track". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Eames, David (4 July 2009). "Waterview protesters meet Joyce head-on". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 

Coordinates: 36°53′S 174°42′E / 36.88°S 174.70°E / -36.88; 174.70