NZ Urban Development News - 22 January


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Legal action likely over Auckland housing dispute

A bitter dispute between Auckland mayoral prospect John Tamihere and the council's development agency Panuku over a proposed housing development in south Auckland looks destined for the courtroom.

The dispute centres on the level of social housing in the development. Tamihere wants to lift social housing numbers at the development, which has the potential to deliver 70 homes, to 70 per cent.

But Panuku blocked those plans, instead requiring an equal three-way split of market homes, social housing and "affordable" homes in the development.

Wellington's Shelly Bay appeal abandoned

An embattled housing development planned for Wellington's Shelly Bay will return to the resource consent process.

Long-held plans for the $500 million development of the idyllic Miramar Peninsula site stalled in December, after the Court of Appeal ruled Wellington City Council wrongly applied the law when granting consent.

A question mark has since hung over plans for 350 apartments and townhouses, hotels, a rest home, ferry terminal and marina at the former defence base.

Neither the council or developers The Wellington Company will appeal the decision, and the project will return to the desk of council officers for consent.

Shopping malls and convention centres drive commercial building consents


The value of building consents issued for shops, restaurants, and bars; social and cultural buildings; factories; and farm buildings all increased between $100 million and $300 million over the period. 

“An increase in the intention to build more shops and social buildings was partly due to large consents for Auckland and Christchurch convention centres, and shopping malls in Auckland,” construction statistics manager Melissa McKenzie said.

Non-residential consents issued exceeded $7 billion for the first time on record in the year ended November 2018.

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