NZ Urban Development News - 18 September


Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 18 September 2018.

KiwiBuild adds 25 apartments from private developer to its total

A ballot to buy 25 apartments in Onehunga will open next week as the Government uses private developers' plans to bolster its KiwiBuild total.

The @340 Onehunga properties available to eligible KiwiBuild buyers are six studio apartments priced from $380,000, 12 one-bedroom apartments priced from $490,000, and seven two-bedroom apartments priced at $600,000.

Construction on these homes started on Thursday. They are due for completion by August 2019.

Where to for Parnell?

A summary of the feedback on the Parnell Plan consultation document, setting out the community’s 30-year vision for the area, is now available online.

The consultation document contained a draft vision and events were held in May-June, with more than 800 pieces of feedback received. Non-traditional engagement events included a pub quiz night, free tuk-tuk rides in exchange for responding to a survey and a workshop at Parnell District School.

Hundreds of new houses to be built on edge of Havelock North

Nearly 400 new houses can be built on rural land on the outskirts of Havelock North following the Environment Minister's approval of a variation to the Hastings District Plan to rezone the land for residential purposes.
The rezoning will allow for four new neighbourhoods on the land at the western approach of the settlement.
The Iona area had been identified in the early 1990s as suitable for resident.

Council partners with developers to ease Wellington's rental crisis

Wellington City Council is teaming up with developers to convert an inner-city building into "affordable apartments" in an effort to tackle the capital's growing housing crisis - at no additional cost to ratepayers.
The pilot partnership is understood to be the first model of its kind in the country, with a few more in the pipeline.
The council has entered into a 15-year lease agreement with The Wellington Company's initiative, Te Kainga, which aims to provide 35 affordable rental apartments for CBD workers.

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