NZ Urban Development news from the media | 11 June | First America’s Cup infrastructure milestone complete


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First America’s Cup infrastructure milestone complete

The first key milestone has been reached on the project creating the stage for the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland in 2021.  

The Wynyard Edge Alliance (WEA), the organisation formed by the New Zealand Government and Auckland Council to deliver the infrastructure required for the event, has now completed all the works needed for the base being used by Emirates Team New Zealand. 

This milestone marks the operational handover of the base, which took place on 15 May. As part of this, the outer Viaduct Harbour has been dredged and new floating infrastructure, including pontoons, has been installed. It also marks the handover of a breakwater alongside Hobson Wharf that will ensure the water in the outer Viaduct Harbour is tranquil enough for race boats to be launched safely.

Christchurch's central library judged the best of the best in national property awards

Christchurch's stunning new central library, Turanga, has scooped the Supreme Award in prestigious national property industry awards.

The Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2019, held in Auckland on Friday, celebrated the best New Zealand property projects which displayed innovation and sustainability and delivered a financial and/or social return.

The $92.7m Turanga won the coveted award from 95 award nominees. The biggest public library in the South Island, spanning 9500 square metres, it is one of nine anchor projects contributing to the regeneration of the city following the 2010-11 earthquakes.

"Tūranga encompasses a wide range of facilities for the community, including a heritage collection, an innovation zone, music and video studios, a 200-seat arena and a café and outdoor roof terraces," judges said.

Sustainable Featherston subdivision to include tiny homes and shared facilities

A proposed Featherston subdivision aims to tackle two of this country's biggest issues- affordable housing and sustainable living.

Brookside Developments' plan includes a mix of tiny houses and small homes on modest lots with shared community facilities.

Developer Ian McComb said with house-and-land packages as low as $200,000, interest in the South Wairarapa subdivision had been intense.

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