NZ Urban Development News


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

Extensive views from the planned Pacifica tower.
NZ's tallest apartment block: deposits taken on $14.5m penthouses

Initial deposits have been paid for three penthouses, sold for $14.5 million, in the proposed and yet-to-be-built 57-level Pacifica Auckland apartment tower.
Gavin Lloyd, residential projects national director of sole agent CBRE, said the places had sold for $4.48m to $5.27m and were above the "sky homes" upper levels.
Queenstown Airport wants to clip developers' wings

Queenstown's fast-growing airport has launched a pre-emptive strike on nearby housing growth.

The resort is grappling with surging population growth and where to put future houses and businesses.

But the airport wants the kibosh put on 30-odd requests for more intensive land zoning - with some properties more than four kilometres from the runway - to protect its future viability.


Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

Housing supply in the Nelson-Tasman region has received a major boost with the establishment of 20 new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with capacity for 1700 homes, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

“The regional economy is booming and attracting new investment, jobs and population growth. This growth is welcomed but is putting pressure on housing supply and costs for both renters and home buyers. Opening up these 20 areas for housing and adding 1700 homes to supply is the key to improving affordability,” Dr Smith says.

The Tasman-Nelson SHAs were established as part of the renewed Housing Accords between the Government and the Tasman and Nelson councils in May and June of this year. The Tasman Accord set targets of 800 sections and 1100 homes over the next three years, while Nelson’s has targets of 450 sections and 900 homes over the same time.


New transport projects for Albany

Funding has been approved for three new road projects in Albany. The projects are:

  • a new link road between Gills Road and Oteha Valley Road
  • a new link road between Medallion Drive and Fairview Avenue and
  • an upgrade of the Dairy Flat Highway between Stevenson Crescent and Gills Road.

The Dairy Flat Highway intersection with The Avenue and Lucas Creek Bridge will also be upgraded.

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