NZ Urban Development news from the media | 20 July 2021 | Major Government investment in water and sewerage infrastructure for eastern Porirua


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Major Government investment in water and sewerage infrastructure for eastern Porirua

The Porirua Development is more than just upgrading and creating news homes in eastern Porirua; it’s about ensuring the infrastructure and community amenities can support future generations.

On Tuesday 13 July at Te Awarua-o-te-Porirua Harbour, as part of the Government’s commitment to the Porirua Development, Minister Woods, alongside strategic partner’s Ngāti Toa and Porirua City Council announced the Government will be allocating $136 million of the Housing Acceleration Fund to the Porirua Development. This funding will enable the construction of a new reservoir, wetland, and a new 3km sewage pipe through Bothamley Park.

“Following community engagement in 2019, one of the biggest issues facing eastern Porirua residents was poor infrastructure leading to flooding and leakages” says Will Pennington, Porirua Development Project Director. “The announcement today is one step towards protecting not only the local environment and waterways but also enabling new homes to be built in eastern Porirua”.

Kiwi Property waits for Government on interest deductibility after securing consent for big purpose-built rental apartment block near Sylvia Park

Big landlord Kiwi Property is waiting for final terms on interest deductibility for new builds before making a decision on developing nearly 300 apartments for long-term rental near its Sylvia Park Shopping Centre.

The retail and office landlord has consent for development of almost 300 units at a site across from its Sylvia Park Shopping Centre in Auckland, and is seeking consent for another “build-to-rent” apartment and office development at LynnMall.

Pioneering build-to-rent developers New Ground Capital managing director Roy Thompson said if the Kiwi Property development at Sylvia Park went ahead it would be the biggest so far in New Zealand.

The size of Kiwi Property’s potential development was entirely consistent with what was being developed in North America, England and more recently Australia, he said.

Dame Whina Cooper goes 24/7 as CRL tunnelling ramps up

The final piece of City Rail Link’s Tunnel Boring Machine, Dame Whina Cooper, is now in place allowing the big underground factory to operate at full capacity on its transformational journey below Auckland.

Fitting a conveyor belt to the TBM to continually remove spoil excavated underground allows the project to shift tunnelling up a gear to a 24-hour-seven-day-a-week operation from working previously 24 hours-five- days-a-week.

“As with any machine Dame Whina Cooper has had as careful and steady start. Being able to run 24/7 means we’re now ramping up even more to get the very best from our TBM,” says Francois Dudouit, Project Director for CRL’s Link Alliance.     

Tunnel spoil, conditioned by the TBM into a paste, is carried along the conveyor belt to a purpose-built 'muck shed' at the project’s Mt Eden site to be loaded onto trucks and taken to various disposal sites around Auckland and north Waikato.

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