What is the Onehunga Business Association?

The Onehunga Business Association’s key functions are the promotion and development of Onehunga’s shopping and business centre. The Association plays a key role in the local community and works closely with local organisations to ensure our close-knit community thrives. The activities follow the objectives of Auckland Council’s BID Programme for economic development of the area.

The OBA provides a wide range of services for members including:

  • Advocating on behalf of members 
  • Promotion of Onehunga as a business and shopping area through an active events and promotions programme, marketing and advertising;
  • Promotion of member businesses through our online directory;
  • Workshops and networking events for members;
  • An extensive CCTV network 
  • Graffiti removal;
  • Communications to members including The OBA Bulletin – monthly member newsletter, this website and the Onehunga Facebook page;
  • Keeping members informed about the effects of the many infrastructure projects affecting Onehunga in recent years.

One of OBA’s key roles is liaison and engagement with Auckland Council, our Local Board and other authorities to lobby for and bring about improvements in the area, and lobbying to ensure that any improvements cause the least disruption to businesses in the area.

The Onehunga Business Association (OBA) is made up of more than 400 members who are either landlords or business owners within the Onehunga Business Development (BID) area.

As a Business Improvement District, the OBA’s key strategic areas of activity are:

  1. Future enablement
  2. Destination management
  3. Destination marketing
  4. Civic services & amenities.

The five strategic aims of BIDs are to:

  1. Increase visitor numbers to the BID
  2. Provide a safe and secure environment for economic development
  3. Provide transport and parking solutions to create sustainable growth
  4. Create a sense business community
  5. Create a brand awareness for the BID through event organisation and management.

Joining the Onehunga Business Association

Membership: If your business resides in a commercial property within the existing Business Improvement District (BID) then you qualify as a member. 

This page outlines our current BID area.

Associate Membership: If your business is based in Onehunga, but outside the existing BID boundary, working from home or from a non-commercial property, then you can become an Associate Member of the Onehunga Business Association. Learn more about these benefits.

For more information, contact Laura, Administration & Membership Manager.