NZ Urban Development news from the media | 22 June 2021 | Feedback sought on future of housing and urban development


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Feedback sought on future of housing and urban development

New Zealanders are encouraged to have their say on a long-term vision for housing and urban development to guide future work, the Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced.

Consultation starts today on a Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD), which will support the long-term direction of Aotearoa New Zealand’s housing and urban development system.

“While we tackle the housing crisis we inherited with multiple streams of work and funding to fix the underlying barriers to enabling new housing, we also need to consider future challenges like climate change and population growth,” Megan Woods said.

Clamour crashes site as would-be buyers snap up 100-plus sections in minutes

Would-be buyers trying to reserve sections in a proposed Canterbury subdivision are angry they missed out when the website crashed.

The online promotion, held at lunchtime on Monday, gave prospective buyers the chance to reserve one of 116 sections in the town of Rolleston with a $1000 down payment.

The land has not yet been approved for housing development. It is owned by Hughes Development Ltd and, if rezoned, will form part of the Westwood block of the company’s Faringdon subdivision.

Next three stages of Queen Street improvements gather pace

A timeline for the next three stages of improvements to Queen Street, from Shortland Street to Mayoral Drive, was announced by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport today. The programme of improvements will be complete by the end of June 2022.

Next month Auckland Council will begin stakeholder engagement on the next section of the project between Shortland and Victoria Streets. The concept design will be shared with Aucklanders for consultation in August, with construction beginning in late September.

The improvements to the section of Queen Street between Customs and Shortland Streets are in progress and will be completed by the end of this month.

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