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Committee progresses unitary plan changes, city centre masterplan, waterfront, Panuku programme, Onehunga project, land transport, northern corridor, Whenuapai, sites of significance

Auckland Council’s planning committee began its 6-hour meeting yesterday with input from advocates of no port extension into the Waitemata Harbour, and of relocating the freight operation.

Shortly after, the committee gave its support in principle to an inner dolphin off Queens Wharf as the preferred option for berthing large cruise ships.

The public input came from Shane Vuletich for Urban Auckland, Committee for Auckland & Stop Stealing our Harbour, with Richard Didsbury, Sir Stephen Tindall & Julie Stout.

But the bulk of the day’s meeting was about the “refresh” of the council’s overarching Auckland Plan, completed in 2012 and up for its first review.

The committee has held 4 workshops and had numerous presentations on the Auckland Plan, but also on various other planning documents since last October’s election.

The committee approved a streamlined approach rather than fullscale review with the intention of making the plan more strategic, integrated, focused on spatial issues, a smaller document and one that will be digitally accessible.

It approved a process of early targeted engagement with communities from May-June  on Auckland’s big issues and on the high level strategic direction of the refreshed Auckland Plan.

This article is a brief summary of matters the committee considered. I’ll write in more detail in a few days.

Other items considered:

Item 10, city centre masterplan delivery & implementation, 3 projects to be updated:

  • Victoria linear park & midtown east-west public transport
  • Quay St harbour edge boulevard & Hobson St flyover
  • Queen St, issue identification & project implications.

Item 11, Waterfront planning & implementation:

A targeted refresh of the waterfront plan is underway, focusing on development of Wynyard Pt and optimising the use of the central wharves. 

Item 12, Update on Panuku work programme:

The committee endorsed Avondale as an “unlock” location, where Panuku facilitates development opportunities for private sector investment in town centres.

A high level project plan will go to the committee later this year for approval.

Item 13, Onehunga high level project plan:

The committee adopted Panuku Development Auckland’s high level project plan for the transformation of the Onehunga town centre & surrounding area.

Item 14, Submission on draft national policy statement on land transport:

The committee approved the council’s submission.

Item 15, Northern corridor improvements project, political reference group & delegations:

The committee approved extending delegations so the reference group can provide direction & decisions on the council’s position during the board of inquiry hearing on east-west link project.

Item 19, Unitary plan (operative in part) – future plan changes and processing of private plan changes:

A report was presented on future council-initiated changes to the new unitary plan and the committee approved the criteria for dealing with private plan changes over the next 2 years.

Item 16, Draft Whenuapai plan change – approval & public engagement:

The committee approved a consultation process that will allow for the implementation of the Whenuapai structure plan, which the council approved last September. Public consultation will run from 10 April-14 May.

Item 17, Development of plan change to the unitary plan & Hauraki Gulf islands section of the district plan on sites of significance to mana whenua:

The committee gave approval for the council to engage with mana whenua & landowners on 270 nominated sites of significance to mana whenua as the next step to preparing a plan change. 

Item 18, Unitary plan, assessment of errors to produce the first 2 administrative plan changes:

The committee agreed to develop 2 administrative plan changes, one to correct errors, anomalies & technical details to the text & maps and the other to correct errors in the notable tree schedule.

Links – from committee agenda:
9, Auckland Plan refresh, engagement approach & proposed options

<ahref=”http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Open/2017/03/PLA_20170328_AGN_6720_AT.htm#PDF2_ReportName_52321″ target=”_blank”>10, Auckland city centre masterplan (2012): Delivery & implementation, progress update
Addendum (item 11)
11, Waterfront planning & implementation
Mooring options
Inner dolphin section & plan views
12, Panuku work programme, update
13, Onehunga, high level project
14, Draft government policy statement on land transport, submission
15, Northern corridor improvements project, political reference group & delegations
16, Draft Whenuapai plan change, approval & public engagement
17, Development of plan change to unitary plan (operative in part) and the district plan (Hauraki Gulf islands section), sites of significance to mana whenua
18, Unitary plan (operative in part), assessment of errors to produce the first 2 administrative plan changes
19, Unitary plan (operative in part), future plan changes and processing of private plan changes
20, Summary of planning committee information memos & briefings
Attachment A, 2 March, Staff submission on the Telecommunication Act Review: post-2020 regulatory framework for fixed line services
Attachment B, 22 March, East-West Link, submission
Attachment C, 22 March, northern corridor improvements project, submission
Attachment D, 20 March, structure plans, memo to planning committee members
Attachment E, 15 February, future urban land supply strategy, refresh workshop documents
Attachment F, 1 March, city rail link, briefing documents
Attachment G, 1 March, Auckland Plan refresh, workshop 3 documents
Attachment H, 7 March, city-airport briefing documents (not included)
Attachment I, 10 March, central city waterfront, planning workshop documents
Attachment J, 15 March, Auckland Plan refresh, workshop 4 documents

Related story today:
Start with a figure you don’t know, then plan accordingly….

Attribution: Committee meeting, council staff report.

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Augusta unconditional as second tenant signed for Broadway development

Augusta Capital Ltd has gone unconditional on its purchase for syndication of Mercury Energy Ltd’s new headquarters at 33 Broadway, Newmarket, where construction is just starting.

Mercury Energy will be the anchor tenant, consolidating its 4 Auckland offices in the one 5-green-star building and occupying over half the development at the roundabout across the road from the Newmarket Olympic pool. The company will be on a 12-year lease. Augusta managing director Mark Francis also confirmed Tegel Foods today as an office tenant.

Augusta subsidiary Augusta Funds Management Ltd will raise $83.5 million of equity through a unit trust to be established to acquire the property. Augusta Capital will underwrite $33.5 million and other parties the balance of the capital raising.

Mr Francis said a product disclosure statement was being prepared and the offer should be open for investment in mid-April. No money is being sought yet.

The building is under construction by Mansons Broadway Ltd with settlement (but not building completion) scheduled for 1 July. Mansons will provide a 10-year capex guarantee from completion.

When Augusta entered into the agreement in December to acquire the unfinished development, Augusta managing director Mark Francis said it was a new phase in syndicate investment strategy: “Augusta believes this transaction signals a key strategic step as it moves from not simply being a buyer of investment grade assets but into funding & development of investment grade assets.”

The total consideration is $143,111,878, with a fixed amount payable at settlement, further drawdowns made on a cost-to-complete basis as the development progresses, and retention amounts payable on achievement of certain development & leasing milestones.

Earlier stories:
20 February 2017: Augusta launches Mercury syndication
22 December 2016:  Augusta takes new step in syndication

Attribution: Company release.

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Trinity apartment sells

One apartment was sold, another apartment & a townhouse passed in at Bayleys residential auctions around the region this week (on top of the apartment sold at the city branch on Wednesday – click link below).

Isthmus east

Parnell

Trinity, 429 Parnell Rd, unit 302:
Features: 106m², air-conditioned 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, decks, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $3463/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $1.375 million
Agents: Gary & Vicki Wallace

North-east

Belmont

3 Bellcroft Place, unit 1:
Features: 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, decks, garage
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $1.295 million
Agents: Amelia-Jane Hoffmann & Ryan Steven

South

Howick

12 Selwyn Rd, unit 1G:
Features: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, patio, parking space
Outcome: sold for $683,000
Agent: Doug McLean

Earlier story:
23 March 2017: Hotel unit sells on low yield and Mission Bay church goes

Attribution: Company release.

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5 sell out of 13 intensive units auctioned at Barfoots

5 units sold out of 13 apartments, townhouses, suburban units & cross-leases auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday, and one cbd apartment was withdrawn. Among the sales was a 2-bedroom apartment overlooking Parnell Rd (pictured).

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Learning Quarter

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 2207:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, parking space
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agent: Dong Liu

Isthmus east

Epsom

218 Green Lane West, unit 37:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, 2 bathrooms, study, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4250/year
Outcome: passed in at $900,000
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

Newmarket

73C Carlton Gore Rd, unit 3:
Features: one-bedroom 1930s apartment, private courtyard
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Cheryl Burgess & Ian Griffiths

Kings Square, 26 Remuera Rd, unit 506:
Features: over 100m², 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $3421/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.019 million
Agents: Cici & Miro Wang

9 Sarawia St, unit 408:
Features: one-bedroom apartment in former motel, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $432,500
Agents: Jill Jackson & Emma John

Parnell

387 Parnell Rd, unit 6:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, tandem garage
Outgoings: rates $2183/year including gst; body corp levy $7232/year
Outcome: sold for $830,000
Agents: Silvia Poletti & Bobby McMillan

Remuera

11 & 13 Hapua St:
Features: 2 adjoining properties on combined 1602m², 4-bedroom duplex with double internal-access garage on 641m², 3 bathrooms, and vacant 961m² section with resource consent for 2 houses
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Cindy Yu

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

47 Napier St:
Features: 119m², 3-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, courtyard, internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4834/year
Outcome: sold for $972,500
Agent: Ric Parore

116 Wellington St, unit 3:
Features: one-bedroom unit, private courtyard, storage, offstreet parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $2512/year
Outcome: sold for $665,000
Agent: André Boddé

Grey Lynn

7C Scanlan St:
Features: 136m², 2-level 2-bedroom apartment in warehouse conversion, storage, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $1646/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: David Dowse

Kingsland

52 Aitken Terrace, unit 1B:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, deck, double basement garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4900/year
Outcome: sold for $920,000
Agents: Susan Murdock & Sue Cohen

Mt Eden

68 Ellerton Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 976m², 3-bedroom villa, attic, study, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Derek Helliwell & Di Lynds

Mt Roskill

7 Jasper Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 837m², 3-bedroom bungalow, carport
Outcome: passed in at $935,000
Agents: Bella Stefano & Sherry Shao

Sandringham

99B Lambeth Rd:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1214m², 3-bedroom house, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Mal MacElvanna

Attribution: Auctions.

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Hotel unit sells on low yield and Mission Bay church goes

A Portland Tower apartment on Queen St, in the Quest hotel pool, was sold by the mortgagee on a 4.2% yield at Bayleys’ auction today, and a Mission Bay church was also sold, future use unknown.

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Queen St

Portland Tower, 62 Queen St, unit 14A:
Features: 31m², one-bedroom apartment on Quest hotel lease until 2030, balcony
Outgoings: rates $2440/year including gst
Income assessment: $12,000/year
Outcome: sold at ANZ Bank mortgagee auction for $286,500 at a 4.19% yield
Agents: Dave Hamlyn & Marcus Fava

Isthmus east

Mission Bay

69 Patteson Avenue:
Features: 1313m² section, Orakei Methodist church & hall, zone changing from residential 2B (one dwelling/600m²) to mixed housing suburban (minimum lot size 400m²)
Outcome: sold for $2.5 million at $1904/m² land
Agent: Alan Elliott

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

10 Counsel Terrace, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1050m², 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, conservatory, garage converted to fourth bedroom
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Angela Yang

Attribution: Auction.

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2 large units sell in Epsom & Mission Bay

An Epsom townhouse and the middle apartment (lit) of 3 in a block above Mission Bay’s beach were sold at Bayleys auctions this week.

Isthmus east

Epsom

9A Onslow Avenue:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse, garage
Outcome: sold for $1.29 million
Agent: Lindy Lawton

Mission Bay

19 Selwyn Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-leased, 1/3 share in 1196m², 165m² including balconies, air-conditioned 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, lift, study, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $5302/year including gst, maintenance fee $1800/year
Outcome: sold for $3.1 million
Agents: Gary & Vicki Wallace

Attribution: Agency release.

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Goodman takes syndicate units to facilitate Millennium Centre sale

The Goodman Property Trust’s manager said yesterday the trust had taken $12 million of units in the property syndicate that has bought the Millennium Centre at Greenlane (pictured) from it.

Goodman sold the 3 office properties at 600-604 Great South Rd, Greenlane, to syndicator Oyster Management Ltd for $210 million last year and settled yesterday.

Goodman (NZ) Ltd chief executive John Dakin said the trust had taken units in the syndicate to facilitate the transaction, would hold the investment for a maximum 2 years and expected to receive an annual return of 8%.

Mr Dakin said Goodman had also sold the commercial buildings & associated development land at 1 Show Place in Addington, Christchurch, for $14 million as part of its asset recycling programme. The unconditional sale to a local investor is expected to settle before the end of this month.

“An active sales programme is reducing debt and providing funding capacity for the trust’s development activity. It’s a strategy that is improving the quality of the portfolio and increasing investment in the favoured Auckland industrial market, a sector we expect to deliver superior growth,” he said.

The 2 transactions take Goodman’s total value of sales this financial year to almost $280 million.

Earlier stories:
5 October 2016: New leases lift price on Greenlane sale
14 July 2016: Goodman to sell Millennium & Yellow buildings to Oyster
1 July 2010: Goodman buys partner out of Show Place
30 May 2007: Macquarie Goodman buys 50% stake in Addington office park company

Attribution: Company release.

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3 apartments & 2 suburban units sell at Barfoots

3 apartments were sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auctions yesterday out of 8 on offer, and 2 of the 4 suburban units were sold. The sales included a unit in City Gardens (pictured), where owners have succeeded in leaky building litigation but the work hasn’t been done yet.

A commercial office unit in Mt Wellington didn’t attract a bid.

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Albert St

City Gardens, 76 Albert St, unit 19K:
Features: 42m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $581/year; estimated remediation levy $24,735 on top of payment from litigation claim
Outcome: sold for $306,000
Agents: Sarah Garlick & Estee Zeng

Learning Quarter

Eden Hall, 3 Eden Crescent, unit 6:
Features: 90m², 2 bedrooms, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $6294/year
Outcome: sold for $960,000
Agents: Liz Derbyshire & Leo Shin

Uptown

Avoka, 31 Day St, unit 4C:
Features: 81m², fully furnished one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $7370/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Selina Zheng & Tommy Zhang

Chatham, 70 Pitt St, unit 506:
Features: 67m², 2 bedrooms, storage locker, parking available
Outgoings: body corp levy $4837/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Luke Shi & Alexander Kramarenko

Bianco off Queen, 8 White St, unit 9C:
Features: 54m², 2 bedrooms, balcony
Income assessment: not in hotel management, rent assessment $600/week
Outcome: auction postponed until Thursday 23 March
Agents: Annie Xu & Sean Zhang

Victoria Quarter

Grand Chancellor, 1 Hobson St, unit 603:
Features: 57m², one bedroom, parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $4592/year
Outcome: sold for $633,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

Grand Chancellor, 1 Hobson St, unit 704:
Features: 56m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $4169/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $595,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

Hobson Gardens, 196 Hobson St, unit 11B:
Features: 100m² sub-penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, enclosed balcony, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $10,070/year, special levy set for further remedial works
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $868,000
Agent: Michele Ballinger

Regatta Court, 92 Nelson St, units A & B:
Features: 2 units on ground floor, no bedrooms or bathrooms, leased to hotel management
Outgoings: body corp levy $1615/year
Income assessment: $20,224.80/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $425,000
Agents: Wendy Feng & Jack Li

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

6 Faber Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1168m², 2-bedroom duplex, deck, double garage & carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Samantha Chaudhry & Leo Perera

Panmure

68 Ireland Rd, unit 2:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $1268/year
Outcome: sold for $582,500
Agents: Mark Tung & Michelle Mi

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

17 Owairaka Avenue, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 766m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agent: Les Walbridge

North-west

New Lynn

11B Akehurst Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1011m², 2-bedroom unit, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Ricky Fan

Commercial

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

161 Marua Rd, unit 2:
Features: 113m², first-floor office & showroom, kitchen, storage, 3 parking spaces
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Mike Jensen

Attribution: Auctions.

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George Court unit sells, then all quiet

City Sales’ apartments auction started well yesterday, with the sale of a unit in the George Court building on Karangahape Rd (pictured) at over $8800/m². Then things went quiet, 2 of the remaining 5 units on offer were passed in on the sole bid of the vendor and only a few bids were made on the remaining 3.

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Queen St

Portland Tower, 62-64 Queen St, unit 6C:
Features: 41m², one bedroom, 6m² deck
Outgoings: rates $1139/year including gst; body corp levy $5720/year
Outcome: passed in at $490,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Uptown

George Courts, 238 Karangahape Rd, unit 3H:
Features: 68m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1734/year including gst; body corp levy $5924/year
Outcome: sold for $601,000
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffmann & Nicola Hunt

City Zone, 11 Liverpool St, unit 17K (door 1701):
Features: 45m², 2 bedrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1177/year including gst; body corp levy $3331/year
Outcome: passed in at $370,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Victoria Quarter

Aura, 53 Cook St, unit 310:
Features: 49m², 2 bedrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1113/year including gst; body corp levy $3685/year
Outcome: passed in at $380,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Waterfront

Lighter Quay, 83 Halsey St, unit 407:
Features: leasehold, 49m², one bedroom, deck
Outgoings: rates $1722/year including gst; body corp levy $2293/year, ground rent $3619/year, residents’ society levy $2312/year
Outcome: passed in after sole bid from vendor at $150,000
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffmann

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

Ellerslie Court, 3A Harrison Rd, unit 1:
Features: 42m², one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1080/year including gst; body corp levy $2977/year
Outcome: passed in after sole bid from vendor at $300,000
Agents: Chris Bell & Lucy Piatov

Attribution: Auction.

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5% yield off Khyber Pass

A Grafton office & warehouse, between Khyber Pass Rd & Mt Eden Prison, has been sold on a 5% yield.

Isthmus east

Grafton

12 Auburn St:
Features: 749m² site, 762m² office & warehouse zoned mixed use
Rent: $170,000/year net, 8-year leased from 1 May 2017, one 3-year right of renewal
Outcome: sold for $3.4 million at a 5% yield
Agent: Ben Jamieson, JLL

Attribution: Agent.

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