NZ Urban Development news from the media | 7 December 2021 | Resource consent approved for massive Wanaka film studio development


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Resource consent approved for massive Wanaka film studio development

Resource consent has been approved for the $280 million Silverlight Studios film studio development near Wanaka.

An independent fast-track consenting panel issued its decision today, 96 days after Silverlight Studios Limited applied for consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. The complex will include a film school, screening theatre, exhibition centre, and up to 10 sound stages.

The panel has imposed conditions on building size, noise, traffic and light.

Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park first stage kicks off

Work is set to begin to develop the first stage of a sustainable sports park in Hobsonville.

The Scott Point site has been blessed by kaumatua Richard Nahi, with Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust, Auckland Council elected members and staff, and HEB Construction representatives in attendance.

Funded by Auckland Council, the initial work will cost $16 million and take 14 months, delivering two football fields, a baseball diamond, carpark, paths, toilets and changing facilities, and new roads at Joshua Carder Drive and Craigs Way.

Upper Harbour Board Chair Lisa Whyte says the 16-hectare park will be developed over several years as funds become available.

Ambitious Auckland development complete in time for Christmas

The 102 public homes at St Georges Rd development will be used for transitional housing, which will provide warm and dry, short-term accommodation for people and families who are in urgent need of housing.

It contains new homes of one to three bedrooms, ranging from two-level duplexes to six-level apartments. It was designed by Ministry of Architecture + Interiors and delivered by two build partners, Kalmar Construction and Miles Construction.

The complex will be managed by housing services provider Kāhui Tū Kaha who will provide wraparound support services to residents, along with help to find more permanent housing.

Victoria University to construct one of the world's most sustainable buildings

Victoria University of Wellington is aiming to create one of the world’s most environmentally sustainable buildings.

Once complete, students will be able to wander around the leafy, wooden, three-storey Living Pā complex and watch monitors showing its energy and water consumption – a building “living” in real time.

Panels of glass will connect it to the university’s wharenui, Te Tumu Herenga Waka​, which has stood on Kelburn Parade for the past 35 years.

This week, the university committed $45 million to the building, but a lot of work lies ahead for the ambitious project.

Auckland Council monthly housing update, December 2021

December highlights:

  • 1614 dwellings were consented in October 2021.
  • In the year ending October 2021, 19,936 dwellings were consented in the region.
  • 33 per cent of new dwellings consented in October 2021 were houses, 14 per cent were apartments and 53 per cent were townhouses, flats, units, retirement village units, or other types of attached dwellings.
  • 172 dwellings were consented on Kāinga Ora or Tāmaki Regeneration Company owned land in October 2021.
  • 1495 dwellings consented in October 2021 were inside the RUB. Over the past 12 months, 94 per cent of new dwellings consented were inside the RUB.
  • 23 per cent of dwellings consented were inside the 1500m walking catchments of the rapid transit network in October 2021.

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