Myla development plan

WINNER: Street Name Competition — MYLA Stonefields

Congratulations to Cheryl Blakey whose suggested street name — Pohatu Lane — was chosen for the new Myla apartment development at 349 College Road. ʻPohatu’ means stony or rocky.

Cheryl wins a $100 Speight’s Ale House voucher, kindly donated by Myla apartment developer Fletcher Living.

Thanks to all of our contestants who put forward an excellent and very thoughtful selection of names.

For those wondering what happened to the second planned street on Myla, Fletcher Living actually redesigned the internal layout to limit access on to College Road. As a result, the original plan for two roads was reduced to just one internal road.

Here are the earlier posts that explain details of the competition and the new MYLA development from Fletcher Living.

We’ve had a terrific response to our street naming competition. (See below for details on the competition and the MYLA development.)

Entries have now closed and all of those received by the cut-off date have been passed on to Fletcher Residential who is the developer of MYLA Stonefields.

We’ll report back once the process has run its course and we know what the new street names will be and, hopefully, who the lucky winner(s) are.

Here’s what happens from here.

  • Fletcher Residential Limited (FRL) will collate the street names submitted and check if they meet Auckland Council Road Naming Guidelines.
  • FRL will check if the proposed names are in use within a 25km radius of any similarly named road. The guidelines don’t allow that.
  • Following that the team will choose from the remaining names the most appropriate names. FRL needs to put three names forward per road to Council to choose from.
  • The application goes in and Council does all their checks.
  • The names are then presented to the Ōrākei Local Board for sign off.

FRL will aim to have the application into Council by the end of April, and then in it’s likely to be about 4–6 weeks for sign off and notification.

We’ll let you know when our new streets are named!


Here’s the original post from 17 April 2021

Here’s your chance to make a permanent mark on Stonefields. We need names for two new roads in our suburb and we’re asking residents to propose them.

If yours is one of the chosen names, you’ll win a $100 dining voucher at the Stonefields Market eating establishment of your choice! 

The roads are part of Fletcher Living’s new Myla development which will be built on the vacant site bounded by College Road, Tihi Street, Purchas Hill Drive and Stonefields Market.

Send your suggested name(s), with a few words about why you’ve chosen them, along with contact details to by Thursday, 22 April 2021.

Here’s how you name a street

Auckland Council provides the following advice to help you develop a suitable road name.  Road names should generally:

  • be reflective of the history, culture and identity of the area they are located in
  • be easy to spell and pronounce to help with clarity and directions
  • be unique and not duplicated anywhere else in the region, and not have a similar sound or spelling to existing road names
  • not be offensive or easily corrupted into an offensive or denigrating version.

Here’s a link to their full guidelines if you want to know more.

About Myla

The 28-dwelling development will include a mix of apartments, standalone houses and terraces. Here’s how Fletcher Living describes Myla.

The development has been designed to provide the best layout with particular emphasis on providing good on-site amenity and quality outdoor living spaces to the dwellings. The development will be comprehensively landscaped, with a combination of hedging, shrub and specimen tree planting and be in keeping with the surrounding area.

There are two new roads in Myla (marked on the plan as JOALs – jointly-owned access lots), one with an entrance/exit on Tihi Street and the other with a left-hand exit only on College Road.

Myla plan
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And here’s a download link to the plan and elevation if you want to study them in more detail: Myla Stonefields plan & elevation (PDF 1.4MB)

Good luck! We’ll publish the winning names on our Facebook Page.

Send your suggested name(s), with a few words about why you’ve chosen them, along with contact details to by Thursday, 22 April 2021.