NZ Urban Development News - 7 June


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Marine site for Wynyard Quarter


A new marine refit facility will be developed in Wynyard Quarter, creating hundreds of jobs and delivering significant marine and tourism spending.

The facility on  Beaumont and Jellicoe corner, known as Site 18, will progress after an agreement between Panuku Development Auckland and marine services company Orams, and will feature a marine refit facility capable of handling vessels up to 620 tonnes – 85 per cent of the world marine market.

A commercial building and a residential tower will complete the development, which will also provide increased maintenance facilities for ferries, fishing and commercial vessels.

Up to 250 apartments and 'peanuts' price for West Auckland marina


Two Auckland councillors are reeling from new figures revealing the "peanuts" sale price and number of apartments proposed for prime water waterfront land.

Panuku Development Auckland stated in their May board report last week that, should the sale of parts of West Auckland's Hobsonville Marina go ahead, 150-250 apartments were likely planned for the waterfront.

The original document also estimated the proposd sale would bring in approximately $2-$5 million for around 6000 square metres of foreshore car park and retail site. 

This pricing information has now been redacted from the board report under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

Housing First programme proves value in Auckland

The permanent housing of 227 long-term homeless people in Auckland over the past year demonstrates why the Housing First programme is internationally acclaimed, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says.

“The Housing First Auckland collective was launched in March last year to end homelessness for 472 chronically homeless adults and families in Auckland,” Phil Twyford said.

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