If you’ve only ever lived in an older house, you’ll find the quality of the new homes at the Roskill Development striking. Warm, welcoming and bright, these are places that are easy to love.

Built to last

New homes in the Roskill Development are all built to a 6 Homestar standard. Awarded by the Green Building Council, a 6 Homestar rating provides assurance that a house will be better quality - warmer, drier and cheaper to run - than a typical new house built to New Zealand’s building code. Roskill Development homes achieve this by orienting to the sun and using double glazing and high quality, durable materials. All this translates into a place that will look good and feel good to live in for many decades to come.

Made for modern lifestyles

The older homes that most Kiwis live in were built for a different time. New homes at Roskill Development are architecturally designed; with intelligent floor plans that maximise space and light, open plan living and an easy flow to outdoor areas. Their use of high quality, low maintenance materials mean you can spend your weekends enjoying everything the Roskill area has to offer, instead of DIY-ing.

Here’s what Roskill locals love about their place

“Everything I need is right here”

The neighbourhoods that make up the wider Roskill Development - including Ōwairaka, Roskill South and Waikōwhai - boast an abundance of great schools, natural spaces, sports clubs, cycleways and skate parks. And all just 15 mins from downtown Auckland, bordering the bustling shopping and hospitality precincts of Mt Albert, Mt Eden and St Lukes.

“It’s the mix of people that makes Roskill awesome”

Roskill is one of the most ethnically diverse places in Auckland, and this is reflected in the rich cultural life of the area. Families here are warm, welcoming and proud to share their heritage with their community. No wonder whenever you ask Roskill locals what they most love about living here, the number one answer is ‘the people’.

“I love all the parks and our beautiful awa”

Roskill is spoilt for choice when it comes to shared green spaces. Locals also love the natural features of the area, such as the two maunga, and the recently-restored Oakley Creek, known locally as the ‘the awa’. All this makes for a place where it’s easy to connect with nature.


Right now there are thousands of new homes planned for the wider Roskill area. Plans to revamp and expand popular public spaces, infrastructure and amenities in these already thriving neighbourhoods are underway, and are set to make Roskill one of the most sought-after places to live in Auckland.

Explore more Kāinga Ora-led developments like Roskill

Roskill is one of six suburbs being regenerated by Kāinga Ora. Significant investment is being poured into each to build on their strengths and prepare them for growth. Together with our partners and local communities, we’re building homes and upgrading streets, infrastructure, walkways, parks and town centres - so you can be confident you’re buying in a place you’ll love to live in for years to come. To explore all six, click here.

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