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23A Melling Street

Modern Living in the Heart of Glenn Innes



Creating Communities was established as a result of four, like-minded Auckland developers pooling their vast resources and experience to take on the challenge of addressing the on-going shortage of housing in and around Auckland by developing and regenerating large-scale residential communities.

With our combined knowledge and expertise, we are well equipped to take on the complexities and intricacies of redeveloping brownfield sites, as well as having the forward-thinking capabilities required to master plan, develop and build new greenfield sites.

We offer a full-service, concept-to-completion, design and build model that is perfectly tuned to take on all building typologies and budgets – from sensitive, social and community driven projects through to exclusive, architecturally designed family homes.

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Urban Regeneration

Brownfield development is a delicate and complex operation, fraught with myriad unseen problems, each requiring a specific skill set to solve. In short, it’s hard. Creating Communities has the experience and the expertise to navigate through this minefield and produce startling results.

Planning & Design

Our syndicate of planners, builders and designers represents some of the best minds in the business. They have imagined, planned and built many of the country’s iconic residential communities that have since become the blueprints for the next generation of housing developments in New Zealand.

Quality Assured

A reputation for developing quality neighbourhoods and building superior homes doesn’t just happen – it’s earned. Creating Communities comprises one of the most respected teams of established names in the building industry. And with that comes an assurance of excellence at every level.

Wai-o-Taiki Bay

Wai-O-Taiki Bay offers one of the last opportunities on the Auckland isthmus to live in a coastal community, just minutes from the city centre.

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Northern Glen Innes

Glen Innes, only 10km from the heart of Auckland City is at the forefront of New Zealand’s largest urban regeneration project.

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Our Properties

  • For Sale
  • Coming Soon
  • Sold
  • Open Homes
23A Melling Street

23A Melling Street

Modern Living in the Heart of Glenn Innes.

10/9 Eastview Road

10/9 Eastview Road

With the peace of mind of weatherboard, concrete and brick construction, this home is all you need to enjoy the modern e…

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8/9 Eastview Road

8/9 Eastview Road

Secure your spot in Auckland's star performing suburb, just minutes from the beaches of the Eastern Bays.

12C Hurstwood Place

12C Hurstwood Place

Why opt for ordinary when you can move into this brand new weatherboard and brick construction in an amazing central loc…

Our Development Partners

Arcus Property Ltd

A Property Development & Investment Company that manage & deliver Design Build projects in partnership with quality tenants and owner/occupi...


Primarily a land development company, Hoppers have diversified into housing construction, retirement developments, civil construction & inf...

Southside Group

Southside’s decades of work in the property industry makes them one of the most experienced and trusted Development and Investment Companies...

Dryden Property Ltd

An East Auckland property development and investment business. Dryden family businesses have a long association with Glen Innes.

Enjoy an exceptional coastal lifestyle so close to the heart of Auckland City

Imagine living in a home surrounded by nature reserves, with coastal walkways and cycle paths right on your doorstep, the cafés and restaurants of Auckland’s popular eastern bays a few minutes’ down the road, and the city itself, just a short train ride away. Wai O Taiki Waterside delivers all this and much more, together with some unique and enviable lifestyle options, right here in the heart of the Auckland isthmus.

Wai O Taiki Waterside is not a brash new development. Instead, it involves the sympathetic regeneration of a tightly held coastal community with contemporary family and executive dwellings, offering new residents a rare chance to secure their place in a burgeoning neighbourhood that is re-inventing itself into one of Auckland’s premier suburbs.

The essence of the homes at Wai O Taiki Waterside is about creating premium-quality, architect-designed houses built on hand-picked sites that make the most of their pristine coastal location.


12 Fernwood Place

Situated on a delightful cul-de-sac with easy access to Wai o Taiki Reserve this architecturally designed home features open plan double living areas, four bedrooms, an amazing master suite with walk in wardrobe.


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A Design Perspective

A Design Perspective

Creating Communities has reimagined and developed over 200 sites in Glen Innes to provide a mix of modern, social and affordable housing.

Cultivating Change

Cultivating Change

Creating Community’s ability to go into a suburb & imagine, design & build homes across the housing spectrum is one of its unique & defining...

Modern Living

Modern Living

Welcome to Melling St Mews – a boutique development of twelve, architecturally designed terraced homes, conveniently located a short stroll ...

The Creating Communities Team

Matt Currie

With a background in corporate advisory & consultancy Matt brings an innovative & commercial approach to projects. Matt's principal skill set is undertaking capital raising work for property finance.

Murdoch Dryden

Property development, negotiation skills & governance experience, provide Murdoch with a unique set of skills to bring together community stakeholders & facilitate their input into the design process.

Fiona Foster

A Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in accounting and finance, Fiona has worked at large multinationals in industries such as Oil and Gas, IT and Telecoms both in the UK and NZ.

Cliff Arms

Cliff has a broad background in projects including development management, project management and construction management, together with proven business management expertise.

Elmarie Andrews

As an accomplished Executive Assistant offering over 15 years' experience in office management, HR, accounting and procurement; Elmarie is dedicated to making the lives of busy executives easier.

Mark Taylor

Combining a Civil Engineering degree & over 20 years experience, Mark brings extensive skills in civil construction, infrastructure, railways, commercial developments & industrial plant expansion.

Shane Albrecht

A qualified quantity surveyor, Shane has over 20 years experience in commercial, industrial & residential projects, managing property developments from inception & feasibility through to completion.

James D'Anvers

With over 15 years experience managing the lifecycle of residential & commercial property development, James' broad experience & skills are perfectly aligned to deliver challenging & unique projects.

Franswa Janssen

Franswa is an experienced Project Manager delivering high-value projects to time, quality & budget. He is adept at juggling multiple priorities to meet tight deadlines without compromising quality.

Jeremy Fry

Jeremy has a practical & innovative approach to project management, combining skills gained working in a range of industries including banking, event management & mining in remote Western Australia.

Dreydon Sobanja

Dreydon has a BCom (Actg/MER) from the University of Auckland and has eight years’ experience in the construction industry in Finance Manager and CFO roles.

We would love to hear from you

Get in touch with one of our Sales team for further information.

Marcel Van Drongelen
Sales Manager
Mob: 020 404 81173

Elmarie Andrews
Sales Consultant
Mob: 021 109 2407

Office Hours

Monday to Friday - 9:30am - 4:30pm 


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