NZ Urban Development News


Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 27 September 2017

An aerial photograph shows land around Drury
Have your say on homes and jobs for Drury and Pukekohe


Land around Drury and Pukekohe-Paerata has been identified for future urban development to accommodate significant growth over the next 10-20 years.

The council is preparing structure plans for the two areas and is seeking public feedback on the opportunities and constraints for housing and business development.

Feedback opens on Monday 25 September and closes on 20 October.
Fletcher confirms KPMG review of biggest projects

Fletcher Building has issued an NZX notice confirming speculation that consultants KPMG is reviewing its two biggest construction projects.
"Fletcher Building is aware of speculation that it has commissioned KPMG to review projects in the company's construction division. The company confirms that it has engaged KPMG to conduct a review of the two largest projects in its B+I business and the two largest projects in its Infrastructure business, to augment existing governance processes," the company said referring to its building and interiors division.
The company did not name them, but the two projects are thought to be the now-completed Christchurch Justice and Emergency Precinct and Auckland's $700 million NZ International Convention Centre for SkyCity Entertainment Group, a project which is now well under way.


 Wellington City Council voted unanimously to undertake the largest reform of the city’s housing policies in decades.
Wellington City Council give green light to bold housing reform plan

Wellington City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to forge ahead with the largest reform of the city's housing policies in decades.
This week council chief executive Kevin Lavery warned councillors implementing the plan was going to be tough and achieving its goals could require them to support developers in the face of opposition from residents.
Housing Plan:
· Release council land for development.
· Refurbish central city buildings into affordable apartments.
· Review the council's procurement policy to promote home building.
· Simplify consenting by introducing a one-stop shop approach.
· Develop pre-approved designs to speed up consenting.
· Create a new partnership with central government to boost social housing numbers.


Artist's impression of apartments at the new Kerepeti development.
New Hobsonville Point development to offer seven-year leases


A new development in West Auckland is promising long-term tenure to renters with a get-out early clause if needed.

Around a quarter of the 208 new homes to be constructed as part of the new Kerepeti homes development at Hobsonville Point will available for lease for up to seven years.

Kerepeti is a joint project between New Ground Capital, New Zealand Super Fund and Ngāi Tahu Property.

New Ground Capital managing director Roy Thompson said he said as far as he was aware, the company was the first to offer long-term leases on a large scale.



Lower Queen Street plaza design revealed.jpg

Lower Queen Street plaza design revealed

Details have been revealed of a plaza and pedestrian space in Lower Queen Street outside the Britomart Transport Centre.

The City Rail Link (CRL) design team in conjunction with Auckland Council has been working on the design for Lower Queen Street and Britomart station surrounds for when the CRL work there is completed.

The concept design has just been completed for review by the Auckland Urban Design Panel and the City Centre Advisory Board.


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