NZ Urban Development News - 20 Mar


Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 14 March 2018.

Future state housing in Porirua shows smaller homes with landscaped gardens

The future of state housing in Porirua features private landscaped sections, double glazing and balconies.

Housing NZ is preparing to seek building consent to build 24 one-bedroom, 20 two-bedroom, four four-bedroom and five five-bedroom houses along Castor Cres in Cannons Creek.

The land has been empty since 27 ageing and earthquake-prone units were demolished in 2007 and 2008. More were pulled down in nearby Hazard Gr and Esk Pl in 2015.

Auckland consents surge for brownfield areas

Brownfields is land in urban areas previously developed where supporting infrastructure already exists. This includes waste and storm water services and roads.

“For years the share of brownfield residential building consents has been falling but from July 2017 this trend has reversed”, says council’s Chief Economist David Norman.

“The data shows a consistent upward trend month by month, with the number and density of dwellings consented near the city centre higher in 2017.

Council gives green light to Flaxmere village development after backlash

Hastings District Council has given the green light to its landmark village development for Flaxmere, despite opposition to the project.
On Friday, the council confirmed it would proceed with resource consent and planning for the development, which would see 76 co-housing houses and 44 standard houses built on 15.5 hectares of vacant land between Boston Cres and Kirkwood Rd.
Pricing was expected to be between $140,000 and $375,000, with affordable paths offered to help people secure residences.

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