The Manukau Institute of Technology and Manukau Train Station.
Construction has started on Manukau’s newest Tertiary Campus in Hayman Park. The campus will also house the new Manukau Train Station and bus interchange. Classes are planned to start in the second semester next year. It is estimated that the campus will initially house between 50,000 and 65,000 fulltime-equivalent students. Up to 150,000 fulltime-equivalent students are expected to use the facility once stage two and three are completed. Other features of the new complex include a theatre that will be used by students and community groups, along with several commercial operators. Mayor Len Brown says “The Hayman Park site is a superb example of an integrated, transformational project aligning MIT with the local community, business and industry, Auckland Council and Auckland Transport.” South Auckland is fast becoming a hub for tertiary-level study with Auckland University of Technology opening a campus in Manukau in 2010. I personally love the fact that the new Manukau Train Station is incorporated into the campus.