Ormiston / Flat Bush

Flat Bush (Ormiston)


Flat Bush lives up to its name. It is flat (mostly!) and includes Barry Curtis Park with its multitude of sport and activity facilities, and the Murphys Bush reserve – an oasis of native trees, birds and quiet solitude amid the bustle of a rapidly expanding residential suburb.

Introducing Ormiston (Flat Bush)

Rapidly developing on the border of Botany is Flatbush and Ormiston.   This area will house an anticipated population of 40,000 by 2025.  The Ormiston Town Centre forms the retail hub for this newly established residential area. It includes retail stores, restaurants, a gym, movie theatres, and a range of public open spaces that will connect to the neighbouring Barry Curtis Park.  A library and aquatic centre are planned for the near future. Flat Bush is constantly changing as new developments spring up as this former area of farmland is rapidly transformed into a residential suburb. Long time lifestyle and small farm property owners are gradually selling-up as their land is developed for housing. Many of the newcomers are immigrants from Asia and Europe as well as from other parts of New Zealand.

As one of Auckland’s newest housing areas, Flat Bush complies with the aims of the new Auckland Plan which calls for more medium and high density housing. As a result, the area is taking on an exciting but very different look from the traditional quarter acre pavlova paradise of old New Zealand.

Flat Bush is also one of New Zealand’s most comprehensively planned urban developments, which means it is not just about housing.

The extensive 94 hectare Barry Curtis Park forms a fantastic recreational hub for the community and includes many sports facilities, walks, playgrounds and places to relax and contemplate. It is a park with a difference and well worth a trip from the city via the distinctive bridge on Ormiston Road that runs through the middle of the park.


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