NZ Urban Development News - 11 December


Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 11 December 2018.

City Rail Link drives Auckland development boom

Auckland's City Rail Link is driving a spike in property development, with thousands of hotel rooms and apartments planned around the $3.4 billion project's new stations.

A previously confidential report, released to Stuff, also eyes up swathes of floor space around CRL's three stations – Aotea, Karangahape and Mt Eden – for development.

The 3.4 kilometre underground rail line is due to open in the 2024-2025 financial year. It creates a rail loop around the CBD, instead of the existing dead-end at Britomart.

Auckland co-shared housing project Cohaus wins resource consent battle

After a lengthy battle, a groundbreaking housing project in Auckland has been granted resource consent.

Cohaus is a 20-unit apartment project in Grey Lynn being designed and financed by the people who will live in it.

The project is the brainchild of married architects Thom Gill and Helle Westergaard, and their friends, David Welch and Georgianne Griffiths.

First KiwiBuild homes for central Wellington


The first KiwiBuild homes for central Wellington are on the way following an agreement with The Wellington Company to build a new apartment building in Mount Cook, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced.

The Wellington Company, founded by local developer Ian Cassels, will build a new six-storey apartment block in King Street containing 44 two-bedroom KiwiBuild units which will be completed by 2020. They will cost between $450,000 and $500,000.

As part of the same agreement, The Wellington Company will also repurpose a building and laneway on High Street in Lower Hutt. That site will have 20 apartments made up of one one-bedroom, 15 two-bedroom and four three-bedroom homes. They will cost between $390,000 and $500,000.

New town centre for Flat Bush


The Ormiston town centre is rising at Flat Bush.

Howick Local Board Chair David Collings says residents will start to see big changes in the site as the town centre begins to take shape.

The $200 million scheme is being developed by Todd Properties and Mr Collings says the board enjoys a good relationship with the company.

"We will continue to work with the developers to get the best possible outcomes for the people of Flat Bush because we want to see the proposed aquatic centre and library sit at the heart of the community."

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