In order for Albany to be successful as a key node, it needs to be an attractive place to live, work and visit, with vibrant commercial, entertainment and retail areas.
Albany's existing strengths include:
- tertiary education facilities, such as Massey University
- local schools
- a large retail offer
- sporting facilities such as the QBE Stadium and Albany Stadium Pool.
These strengths provide a basis for development of the wider area.
In addition to Albany itself, the surrounding business and industrial areas of Rosedale and Apollo Drive continue to grow, offering an increasing range of services and jobs.
In the year to June 2017, over 7700 square metres of new industrial floor space was completed in and around Albany. (CBRE, 2017).
The range of industries and services on offer in the wider area is also expanding.
Further development of Albany's core and surrounding business areas will result in a well-connected northern hub that provides a range of employment options, commercial and retail opportunities, community and civic activities, and more housing options.
CBRE Research Subscriber Updates, Auckland Industrial Space Market Trends. June 2017 and Dec 2016.