NZ Urban Development News


Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 15 August 2017

Homes in planned development of central Takapuna carpark

Public consultation opened this week on the proposed change of use for the Anzac Street car park in Takapuna. 

The 250-space car park at 40 Anzac Street is one of the key sites Panuku Development Auckland plans to redevelop to activate wider regeneration across central Takapuna.

The vision for the Anzac Street car park site is to create a mix of new homes, businesses and well-designed public open spaces, with laneways linking to Hurstmere Road, Hurstmere Green and the beach beyond.

It takes a warehouse to raise a village

Matrix Homes is working on 22 homes for a residential "village" in the Wellington suburb of Tawa that will go up in late September. The company ships homes all over New Zealand on the back of a truck for homeowners looking for a quick and easy way to build.

Reality check on impact of land zoning

There’s been a lot of talk recently that zoning more of Auckland’s rural land for development would result in bringing down property prices.

But commentary on the issue often overestimates the costs of land regulation in Auckland because it doesn’t consider all the facts, says Auckland Council’s Chief Economist David Norman.

In the latest Auckland Council Insights paper, David takes a look at three issues often neglected in the recent coverage and asks is it time for a reality check?


RIMU Insights: Realities of renting. Launch of the New Zealand rental sector report

PowerPoint slides from a presentation given at a RIMU Insights talk Auckland, 4 August 2017.


Remarkables Park Co-living Apartments

New Ground is planning to develop and operate a large-scale co-living apartment complex at Remarkables Park, Queenstown, in response to the urgent need for affordable rental accommodation in the Queenstown area.

The development will be located on the corner of Cherry Blossom and Copper Beech Avenues, adjacent to the existing Remarkables Park Town Centre, opposite the BNZ and Southern Institute of Technology.

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