NZ Urban Development news from the media | 10 Mar | Transport investment for future Drury town


Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 10 March 2020.

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Transport investment for future Drury town

NZ Upgrade transport investments in South Auckland will lay the foundations for a future town at Drury and represent a new way to help our biggest city grow, Minister of Transport and Urban Development Phil Twyford says.

“Our Government is investing $2.4 billion in roads and rail to unlock growth in South Auckland and support a new town at Drury, as well as further development at Paerata, Pukekohe and Karaka,” Phil Twyford said.

“This includes $1.35 billion to build Mill Road, $371 million to extend the electrified rail network to Pukekohe, $247 million for new railway stations, a park and ride facility, and a bus and rail interchange at Drury, and $423 million to improve State Highway 1 between Papakura and Drury South.

Auckland's huge Commercial Bay retail precinct now fully leased

The country's newest shopping destination Commercial Bay on Auckland's waterfront is now 100 per cent leased ahead of its opening scheduled for later March.

Another eight fashion retailers have taken space, adding to the lineup of more than 100 retailers in fashion, food and beverage, beauty and specialty retail who have taken space at the massive new shopping centre in downtown Auckland which is part of the $700 million Commercial Bay mixed-use office and retail development.

The new retailers are Australian streetwear brand, General Pants Co, and apparel, homewares, art and jewellery retailer Husk, Australian activewear brand Lorna Jane, Australian premium clothing brand Aje with a pop-up store, fashion brand Veronika Maine, athletic apparel brand lululemon, and luxury sleepwear brand Papinelle, as well as London-based fashion brand COS opening in the autumn.

Waipā releases residential development plan for 600 new homes

More public reserves have been piped into a plan to build 500-600 new homes in Waipā.

The new residential development is earmarked west of Leamington, between Lamb St and Cambridge Rd, as part of the Waipā 2050 Growth Strategy.

Details were presented to Waipā District Council's strategic planning and policy committee, which gave its stamp of approval to take the plan out for public feedback.

Council’s bold city centre vision gets the big tick

Auckland’s innovative vision for its city centre – a more liveable, green and people friendly future – is here with today’s adoption of a refreshed City Centre Masterplan.

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee has agreed the high level 20-year vision for the city centre and waterfront off the back of an overwhelming 76 per cent support through public consultation.

Updating the 2012 Masterplan, the key focus on new transformational designs - Access for Everyone, Grafton Gully Boulevard and Māori Outcomes - provide for a welcoming, safe and vibrant city centre featuring greener and healthier spaces, easier access and well-connected rapid transit and pedestrian-friendly streets.

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