Paerata Rise, the 300ha urban development on Wesley College’s farmland between Karaka & Pukekohe, opened its doors to the public on Saturday.
The subdivision was approved as a special housing area in 2015, with plans for up to 5000 homes in 10 stages (now reduced to 4500 homes).
75 of 86 sections in stage 1 have unconditional buyers and are with builders. Earthworks for stage 2A have been completed and 54 titles are expected to be issued in August 2019.
Owned by the Wesley College Trust Board & Grafton Downs Ltd, the development will feature a train station & transport hub, a relocated Wesley College, and a primary school which will be complete by 2021.
10 new show homes on Jonah Lomu Drive have been opened.
Also opening was the Rise ‘n Shine café, made from shipping containers that had been part of the Christchurch Container City project.
Grafton Downs executive director Chris Johnston said boutique shops were planned for south of Wesley College’s current site and a smaller set of shops would be located near the Glenbrook roundabout, which the NZ Transport Agency will start building next year.
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Attribution: Company release.