NZ Urban Development News - 26 March

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Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 26 March 2019.

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Climate change assessment highlights at risk areas in the City of Sails

A newly released report by Auckland Council spells out how different areas in the Auckland region will be affected by climate change and how likely they will be to adapt to the changes.

Titled: An assessment of vulnerability to climate change in Auckland, the report was authored by Mario Andres Fernandez and Nancy E. Golubiewski for the Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU).

It is one of eight climate change risk assessment reports looking at the key risks from climate change, including the threats to the vulnerability of people, society and the natural environment. It states:

“Planning for climate change impacts is complex. Auckland will face major challenges brought about by coastal inundation, heat stress, precipitation, wind and humidity changes. In addition, Auckland is the economic hub of New Zealand and its linkages with all economic sectors require that it takes the lead on developing responses to climate change."

https://www.interest.co.nz/news/98748/climate-change-assessment%C2%A0highlights-risk-areas-city-sails

http://www.knowledgeauckland.org.nz/assets/publications/TR2019-019-Climate-change-risks-in-Auckland-Arup-March-2019-final.pdf


Laying the foundations for new communities in the north

With thousands more homes planned for Auckland’s north over the next 10-20 years, the council is developing a plan to support job growth to match the needs of new communities.

The Silverdale West Dairy Flat Industrial Area Structure Plan sets aside sufficient land to provide up to 10,000 jobs from light industry and business development, enabling people to both live and work locally.

The plan is open for public feedback until 28 April and details how the environment can be protected at the same time as commercial development is introduced. It also covers essential transport needs to service the area, including various travel choices, cycleways and walkways and motorway connections.

http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2019/03/laying-the-foundations-for-new-communities-in-the-north/


Technology hub confirmed for MITHWCP Management Ltd's Invercargill CBD plan under spotlight

The spotlight will this week be shone on Invercargill's proposed multi-million dollar CBD project as the company behind the development attempts to gain resource consent.

A resource consent hearing for HWCP Management Ltd's estimated $190m inner city development is set down for three days, starting on Monday.

The hearing panel will be chaired by commissioner and lawyer John Maassen with the hearing to be held at the Invercargill City Council.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/111486409/hwcp-management-ltds-invercargill-cbd-plan-under-spotlight

Auckland Council monthly housing update, March 2019

A summary of statistics for housing in Auckland including:

  • the number of dwellings consented
  • the types of dwellings
  • code compliance certificates issued
  • etc

March highlights:

  • 1128 dwellings were consented in January 2019.
  • In the year ending January 2019, 13,272 dwellings were consented in the region.
  • 46 per cent of new dwellings consented in January 2019 were houses, 30 percent were apartments and 25 per cent were townhouses, flats, units, retirement units, or other types of attached dwellings.
  • In the year ending January 2019, 10,577 dwellings had a CCC issued.
  • Median residential sales price in January 2019 was $809,500 (District Valuation Roll sales records).

http://www.knowledgeauckland.org.nz/publication/?mid=2808

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