Various entities are responsible for a full range of tasks at Hobsonville Point. Mention a few names and it’s not long before acronyms get tossed around. Here’s a collection of the most common.
HPRS is the Hobsonville Point Residents Society. All new owners join when they first buy a new property at the Point. Its committee is made up of volunteers appointed annually who administer the society, respond to residents’ queries and work to maintain the high standard of living that we all want to have here.
HLC stands for Homes Land Community Ltd, which is a 100% subsidiary of Housing New Zealand. It operates as an independent, commercial developer and was established to be the lead developer at Hobsonville Point. At that time, HLC stood for Hobsonville Land Company. Its head office is at Catalina Bay and it is also now overseeing major developments in Northcote and other parts of Auckland.
KAINGA ORA – Homes and Communities is a crown entity and subsidiary of Housing New Zealand. Its head office is at Catalina Bay and as well as managing the continuation of development at Hobsonville Point, it is also now steering major developments in Northcote and other parts of Auckland. The first lead developer of Hobsonville Point was HLC, which stood for Hobsonville Land Company, and then was known as Homes Land Community before being absorbed under the Kainga Ora umbrella. Head to www.kaingaora.govt.nz It was formerly known as HLC the Hobsonville Land Company.
AC is Auckland Council, the overarching entity that manages the ”super city” of Auckland. You can call Auckland Council on (09) 301 0101 or click here for the council’s website.
UHLB is the Upper Harbour Local Board, based in Albany and providing governance at local level within Auckland Council. The elected board enables democratic decision making by, and on behalf of, communities within its area. Upper Harbour includes Hobsonville, Whenuapai and Herald Island in the west, and Paremoremo, Greenhithe, Albany, Rosedale, Northcross, Unsworth and Pinehill in the east. For more about what the board does, click here.
AT is Auckland Transport, a council-controlled organisation responsible for Auckland’s transport services (except for state highways). From roads and footpaths to cycling, parking and public transport, AT covers it all. To contact them for anything to do with parking, street lights or public transport, click here.
HCT is the Hobsonville Community Trust. It was founded in 2012 by three churches to work in the then new community developing in Hobsonville Point, as well as serving those living in the existing surrounding area. The three churches were Lincoln Road Bible Chapel, Massey Community Church and The Chapel. The trust holds a contract granted in 2019 by the Upper Harbour Board to manage two local community venues – Headquarters and the Sunderland Lounge. For more info on hiring these facilities, click here.