NZ Urban Development news from the media | 27 July 2021 | Big cash incentive to go over six storeys in Hamilton's CBD


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Big cash incentive to go over six storeys in Hamilton's CBD

A big financial carrot is being dangled in front of Hamilton developers to build higher in the central city.

And quality high-rise apartments are top of city leaders’ wish list.

CBD buildings six storeys and above will attract a 100 per cent remission on development contribution fees – a move which could save developers hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs. Buildings under six storeys attract a 50 per cent remission.

The move, which came into effect this month, is part of wider efforts by the city council to transform the CBD and could also prove vital in addressing Hamilton’s housing shortage.

Kāinga Ora wants to build high-rise social housing apartments in Whangārei CBD

State housing agency Kāinga Ora has asked for two prime Whangārei CBD sites so it can build high-rise apartments.

The Crown agency presented to Whangārei District Council on Tuesday, the first meeting since Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities was formed in 2019, replacing Housing NZ and KiwiBuild.

Chief executive Andrew McKenzie​ and Northland director Jeff Murray​ outlined its Te Tai Tokerau Regional Plan, including building 235 homes in the next three years.

Auckland Transport releases City Centre Bus Plan

Auckland Transport (AT) and Auckland Council have released the City Centre Bus Plan, outlining proposals for the next 10 years to ensure the bus network continues to meet the needs of Aucklanders.

The bus network in Auckland has undergone many changes in the past five years and patronage has improved significantly as a result. However, as the number of trips on buses to the city centre continue to increase, more bus services are required.

This plan seeks to deliver the outcomes of the City Centre Master Plan (CCMP), which prioritises the city centre as a place for people, so we can all enjoy a safe, vibrant and well-connected city.

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