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Updated: Parking space for a millionaire, Vinegar Lane apartment sold

Published 14 December 2017, updated 21 December 2017:
Update: A Vinegar Lane apartment has been sold post-auction (see below under Isthmus west).

A basement carpark space in the Quay Regency building on Auckland’s downtown waterfront sold at Ray White Apartments auction for $265,000 today – $9815 for every square metre of its 27m² share of the basement.

The woman selling the space, Shelley Jones, said after the auction she’d joked about getting $200,000 for it and couldn’t believe the sale price.

Bidding had started at $70,000 and rose quickly in $10,000 & sometimes $20,000 steps, with several bidders in the room & on the phone.

I’ve been using figures of $70-80,000 for parking spaces around the central city – and higher where there’s a distinct inability to park nearby. A parking space in the Metropolis building recently sold for $140,000.

After that, anything under a million dollars for the next offering, a spacious brand-new apartment in the Aria Ponsonby development on Vinegar Lane, was going to feel flat, and bidding fell well short of that. The apartment has 68m² of internal space, and balconies in new developments like this one aren’t a Juliet where you can’t sit down. Parking is also at a premium.


Victoria Quarter

Zest, 72 Nelson St, unit 214:
Features: 23m², furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1045/year including gst; body corp levy $1788/year
Income assessment: $320/week, fixed until 12 January
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Michelle & Judi Yurak


The basement parking space (above) and the space, with vehicle.

Quay Regency, 148 Quay St, carpark 5:
Features: 1/20 share in 540m² basement parking area (so, 27m², but the actual parking space is about 12m²)
Outgoings: rates $759/year including gst; body corp levy $601/year
Income assessment: $275/month on fixed rental just ended, appraisal $80-100/week
Outcome: sold for $265,000 at $9815/m² share of whole basement
Agents: Daniel Horrobin & Damian Piggin

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

Updated: Aria Ponsonby, 11 Vinegar Lane, unit 203:
Features: 68m² internal + 8m² balcony, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1972/year including gst; body corp levy $4916/year
Income assessment: $800-850/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $800,000, sold post-auction for $860,000
Agents: Michelle & Judi Yurak

Attribution: Auction.

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Council confirms Wynyard America’s Cup preference, CBRE does numbers on retail

Auckland Council’s governing body confirmed the Wynyard Basin option as its preferred 2021 America’s Cup base location yesterday. It still has to negotiate on that with the Government & Emirates Team NZ.

Council staff will develop a resource consent application for the Wynyard Basin option for lodgement in January.

Mayor Phil Goff said: “Most New Zealanders, from all walks of life and from all parts of our community, want to see the America’s Cup raced in New Zealand. It’s a matter of pride. We saw that earlier this year when more than 90,000 people came out in our city to celebrate Emirates Team NZ returning home with the cup.

“The Government estimates between 4-8000 jobs will be created in bringing the America’s Cup to our region. This is a chance to showcase Auckland to the world in a unique way – through top sportsmanship, high quality technology and with the stunning backdrop of Auckland’s harbour.

“Today’s decision to confirm the Wynyard Basin option as the preferred location is based on timing, cost & legacy, and it paves the way for resource consent lodgement in the New Year.

“Wynyard Point is a valid alternative option for consideration and we have received strong professional advice from officials on both locations.”

The governing body also noted that no funding is available for a hosting agreement, and that investment in necessary infrastructure would be the extent of the council’s contribution.

Retail boost

Research by real estate services company CBRE suggests more international retailers might use pop-up stores during the America’s Cup to test the Auckland market.

For the last America’s Cup held in Auckland, in 2003, the CBRE researchers said the regatta brought an estimated $136 million of additional direct spending into the local retail economy, equating to 27% of total net expenditure generated by the event.

Looking ahead to the 2021 event and expanding on economic modelling used in Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment research released last month, the CBRE report forecasts a direct retail spending range of $142-253 million, with a base scenario of $197 million.

Food & beverage would account for $52 million, core retail (groceries, clothing & other general merchandise) the balance.

Compared to a typical retail spend in Auckland over a comparable 3-month period, this translates to a 3.2% boost to core retail sales, and 5.6% boost for the food & beverage sector.

CBRE NZ retail, advisory & transaction services director Tim Male said the additional spend would mainly support existing outlets, but also underpin both pop-ups in & around the cup village, as well as providing a good initial trade-up period for more permanent new entrants.

Attribution: Council & CBRE releases.

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Augusta fund sells NZ Post building

A Hong Kong-based investor has bought the NZ Post building on Victoria St West, the fourth property in Augusta Capital Ltd’s Value-Add Fund No 1 to be sold.

2 retail premises in the conversion of 396 Queen St and the Viaduct Point apartment complex were also sold by Bayleys agents.


Queen St

396 Queen St, unit 19:
Features: new 18m² shop, only one remaining for sale on Mayoral Drive frontage of building, located alongside the lobby entrance of the 255-room Four Points by Sheraton Hotel being constructed in the former office tower; fully serviced with power & gas, marble flooring & lighting; Russell Property Group Ltd bought the 19-level office tower a year ago to convert it
Outcome: sold vacant for $280,000
Agent: Millie Liang

Victoria Quarter

151 Victoria St West:
Features: 1741m² site on the corner of Hardinge St, 5-level, 4777m² commercial premises, 75 parking spaces; fully leased to NZ Post Ltd until 2022 although it no longer uses all the building; fourth property to sell from Augusta’s Value-Add Fund No 1, bought by a Hong Kong-based investor
Outcome: sold for $30 million at a 5.93% yield
Agents: Beterly Pan & James Chan


125 Customs St, unit 111:
Features: 110m² leasehold retail unit plus one basement parking space on ground level of Viaduct Point apartment complex, occupied by the same superette operator since 2003; current 8-year lease from April 2013, with one 6-year right of renewal
Rent: $44,133/year net + gst; tenant pays all outgoings, including ground rent payments
Outcome: sold for $467,000 at a 9.45% yield
Agents: Quinn Ngo & Matt Lee

Earlier story:
14 November 2016: Russell to convert 396 Queen St to hotel

Attribution: Agency release.

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2 Luna units & waterfront sub-penthouse among apartment sales

2 apartments in the Luna building off Khyber Pass, undergoing remediation, were among 9 apartments & units sold either under the hammer or pre-auction by Bayleys this week.

At the expensive end of the market, a sub-penthouse on Quay St opposite the ferry terminal sold for about $10,000/m² net of parking, which actually makes it cheap compared to some of the new developments coming on stream, which have cost buyers off the plans about $12,000/m².



Scotia Tower, 8 Scotia Place, unit 4D:
Features: fully furnished one-bedroom apartment, parking space
Outcome: sold prior for $141,459
Agent: Marcus Fava


152O Quay St:
Features: 253m² full floor including common area (lift foyer & stairwell landing), 3-bedroom sub-penthouse, 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $5019/year including gst; body corp levy $25,158/year
Outcome: sold for $2.7 million
Agents: Gary & Vicki Wallace

Isthmus east


Luna, 16 Burton St, unit 2C:
Features: studio, balcony, parking space, remediation works identified
Outgoings: rates $1129/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $170,000
Agents: Wendy Nichols & Dave Hamlyn

Luna, 16 Burton St, unit 4P:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, parking space, remediation works identified
Outgoings: rates $1661/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $320,000
Agents: Wendy Nichols & Dave Hamlyn


13 Cheshire St, unit 409:
Features: 68m² internal, 10m² deck, 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, loggia, parking space
Outcome: sold for $800,000
Agents: Peter Tanner & Robyn Clark

Royal Oak

38 Campbell Rd, unit 2:
Features: insulated 2-bedroom unit, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $780,000
Agent: John Procter

26 Mt Smart Rd, unit 5:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1957/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $720,000
Agents: Cheryl Regan & Harry Cheng



63B Rodney St:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, underfloor heating, 2 heat pumps, central vacuum, double glazing, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold prior for $1.05 million
Agents: Leanne Shepherd & Michael Chi

South of the Bombays


8, 1B/103 The Esplanade:
Features: 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $381,000
Agents: Bev Calder & Sheree Henderson

Attribution: Agency release.

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Updated: Vincent St & First Imperial apartments sell

Published 8 November 2017, updated 12 November 2017:
A large unit in the converted former Beca building on Vincent St and a studio in the First Imperial on Hobson St sold under the hammer at City Sales’ auction of central city apartments today. The other 4 apartments on the auction list were passed in, 2 without a bid and one with an indicative bid for the vendor.

A CityZone unit has since been sold, price not disclosed.


Learning Quarter

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 913:
Features: 32m², one bedroom, deck
Outgoings: rates $1185/year including gst; body corp levy $3577/year
Income assessment: $440-460/week
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Maryanne Wong & Tina Bartlett


Updated: CityZone, 11 Liverpool St, unit 1808:
Features: 48m², 2 bedrooms, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1396/year including gst for unit, $130/year including gst for parking; body corp levy $4392/year for unit, $781/year for parking
Income assessment: $450/week current
Outcome: passed in at $400,000, sold Thursday, price not disclosed
Agent: Iona Rodrigues

132 Vincent St, unit GH:
Features: 100m² internal, 13m² deck, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, tandem parking
Outgoings: rates $3194/year including gst for unit + parking; body corp levy $8977/year for unit + parking
Income assessment: $850-900/week
Outcome: sold for $1.13 million
Agent: Susan Frear

Victoria Quarter

First Imperial, 125A Hobson St, unit 1A:
Features: 32m², studio
Outgoings: rates $994/year including gst; body corp levy $2492/year
Outcome: sold for $210,000
Agent: Tanya Rotherham

Sugartree Centro, 145-147 Nelson St, unit 903:
Features: 52m² internal, 5m² balcony, one bedroom + flexi
Outgoings: rates $423/year including gst; body corp levy $2916/year
Income assessment: $530-550/week unfurnished, $580/week furnished
Outcome: sole bid from vendor at $450,000, passed in
Agents: Tina Bartlett & Anna Birkenhead


Viaduct Point, 125 Customs St West, unit 316:
Features: leasehold, 101m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 decks, parking space
Outgoings: rates $2279/year including gst; body corp levy $18,064/year including ground rent $9349/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffmann & Nicola Hunt

Attribution: Auction.

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Waterfront & Symonds St apartments sell

2 central city apartments were sold under the hammer – in the waterfront Quay Regency and on Symonds St – and 2 were passed in at Bayleys’ auction yesterday.


Learning Quarter

96 Symonds St, unit 1401:
Features: 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1331/year including gst; body corp levy $4849/year
Income assessment: under management, lease renewed to December 2025, rent $22,360/year
Outcome: sold for $250,000
Agent: Marcus Fava

Quay Park

Scene 1, 2 Beach Rd, unit 1510:
Features: leasehold, 2-level penthouse, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies, 3 parking spaces, remedial work pending
Outcome: sold in July for $359,000, no bid today
Agents: Marcus Fava & Paul Sissons

Victoria Quarter

Heritage Farmers, 35 Hobson St, unit 707:
Features: 31m² studio
Outgoings: body corp levy $5683/year
Income assessment: in hotel pool until March 2018, guaranteed monthly returns
Outcome: passed in at sole bid of $200,000
Agents: Carl Russell & Hamish Duke


Quay Regency, 148 Quay St, unit 3E:
Features: 93m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $2097/year including gst; body corp levy $5220/year
Outcome: sold for $640,000
Agents: Harry Cheng & Cheryl Regan

Attribution: Auction.

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Updated: Takapuna properties bought on development-based yields as 9 sell at Bayleys’ commercial auction

Published 26 October 2017, updated 28 October 2017:
Bayleys’ 7th Total Property commercial auction in Auckland for the year ended with 9 properties sold, 8 passed in, and the auction of the one remaining property on the list was deferred a week. Another, in Birkenhead, has been sold post-auction.

The sales included 2 adjoining converted houses (pictured) on Lake Rd, Takapuna, sold at yields on present uses of 2.7% & 4.1%. Both have more intensive development potential.



Sebel, 85-93 Customs St West, unit S:
Features: leasehold, 628m² floor area, tenant Soul Bar on 9-year lease + rights of renewal until 2038
Rent: $437,500/year net + gst + outgoings including ground rent, rent reviews to CPI + fixed increases
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Mark Pittaway

16 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, unit 1A, ground floor:
Features: leasehold, 439m² office including balcony, 5 secure covered parking spaces
Rent: $248,500/year gross + gst, net $124,026/year + gst, 6-year lease to Auckland Council with rights of renewal
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Mark Pittaway

Isthmus east


360 Onehunga Mall:
Features: 538m² site zoned residential – terrace housing & apartment building, 2-level 341m² building constructed in 2010, ground-floor liquor store, 4-bedroom accommodation above
Rent: $93,712.50/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.96 million at a 4.78% yield
Agents: Ken Lu, Damien Bullick & Alan Haydock


100 Queens Rd:
Features: 979m² site, 1701m² floor area, multi-tenanted retail property
Rent: $131,181/year net + gst + outgoings, rising to $139,432/year next April 
Outcome: auction deferred until Wednesday 6 December
Agent: Mark Pittaway


766 Great South Rd:
Features: 998m² site, 300m² single-level medical clinic, multiple tenants include GP practice, physiotherapist, occupational therapist & accountant
Rent: $65,050/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.065 million at a 6.11% yield
Agents: Tony Chaudhary, Janak Darji, James Hill & James Chan

25 Walls Rd:
Features: 1037m² light industry-zoned site, 702m² high stud warehouse & office building, new 6-year lease to well established import & distribution tenant
Rent: $106,302/year net + gst     
Outcome: sold for $2.305 million at a 4.61% yield
Agents: Mike Adams & Phil Haydock

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

54 Mt Eden Rd:
Features: 400m² site zoned mixed use, in Grammar zone, 130m² villa, garage + 3 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in at $1.4 million
Agents: Alan Haydock, Phil Haydock & Damien Bullick



221-225 Hinemoa St:
Features: 522m² floor area, medi-spa & beauty salon a tenant since 2004 & on new 5-year lease, 2 small shops, penthouse apartment
Rent: $122,304/year net + gst from commercial premises, apartment vacant
Outcome: passed in at $3.5 million
Agents: James Kidd & Michael Nees

Updated: 60-62 Mokoia Rd:
Features: 405m² site in town centre zone (21m height limit) retail strip, 744m² floor area, 3 tenants
Rent: $131,018.33/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: passed in at $2.2 million, sold shortly after auction for $2.3 million at a 5.7% yield
Agents: Michael Nees & Nick Howe-Smith


58-60 Jutland Rd:
Features: 371m² site zoned neighbourhood centre (13m height limit), 398m² 2-level building with mix of commercial & residential tenancies – 3 ground-floor retail units, anchored by a superette, 2 flats above; secondary access at the rear, where there are 4 parking spaces
Rent: $100,088/year net + gst current, development upside   
Outcome: sold for $2.09 million at a 4.79% yield
Agents: Adam Curtis, Damian Stephen & Nick Howe-Smith

398 Lake Rd:
Features: 888m² site in mixed use zone, 321m² 2-level building; the Skin Institute has occupied the premises since 1994 and has recently renewed its lease until September 2023, with 3 further 3-year rights of renewal; zoning provides potential for residential accommodation with sea views on top of commercial base
Rent: $165,000/year/net + gst    
Outcome: sold for $4.04 million at a 4.08% yield
Agents: Ranjan Unka, Tonia Robertson & Ashton Geissler

400 Lake Rd:
Features: 890m² site zoned mixed use, 272m² converted split-level character residential building, fully leased to long established law firm Turner Hopkins with 5½ years to run on lease, longer-term potential for multi-level redevelopment
Rent: $96,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.61 million at a 2.66% yield
Agents: Tonia Robertson, Ranjan Unka & Terry Kim



42 Paramount Drive, units 6 & 7:
Features: 280m² for 2 units consented for restaurant use, separate entrances, in retail complex off Lincoln Rd
Outcome: sold vacant for $1.408 million
Agents: David Han, Terry Kim & Matt Lee



40 9th View Avenue:
Features: 1416m² site zoned residential – terrace housing & apartment building, opposite entranceway to Pine Harbour marina, modern 640m² single-level showroom building;
Rent: $36,443/year holding income
Outcome: sold for $1.65 million from lease to Pine Harbour Motorsport Museum
Agents: Nick Bayley & Dave Stanley

East Tamaki

46 Neilpark Drive:
Features: 2100m² site, 2 adjoining clearspan warehouse & office units totalling 1012m²
Rent: $110,000/year net + gst holding income from short-term leaseback of both units to vendor
Outcome: sold shortly after auction for $2.65 million
Agents: Katie Wu, John Bolton & Roy Rudolph


80 Hunua Rd, lot 2:
Features: 9453m² site, 6302m² warehouse
Rent: $360,000/year net + gst     
Outcome: passed in at $4 million
Agents: Shane Snijder & Peter Migounoff


55 Ash Rd, unit 4:
Features: 200m² unit in industrial precinct, parking
Rent: $28,600/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $625,000
Agents: Karl Price & Nick Bayley

South of the Bombays

Manawatu – Dannevirke

69 High St:
Features: 617m² site, 693m² building, long-term tenant Westpac on new 5-year lease, 3 more 3-year rights of renewal, second tenant Cooly Properties Ltd on one-year lease to end of next year
Rent: $59,000/year net + gst from bank, $30,000/year net + gst from second tenant
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Rollo Vavasour

Attribution: Auction.

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Singaporeans follow up Queen St deal with NZI Centre purchase

A Singapore company which focuses on residential development & the hospitality sector has bought IAG NZ Ltd’s New Zealand headquarters, the NZI Centre at 1 Fanshawe St in Auckland, for $63 million.

It’s Roxy-Pacific Holdings Ltd’s second New Zealand purchase, following acquisition of 205 Queen St in August in partnership with another Singaporean investor, Chip Eng Seng Corp Ltd.

Both properties sit on leasehold land.

Roxy-Pacific said in its 28 September announcement on the NZI Centre deal that it was subject to conditions, without indicating a timeframe, which included “the transfer of the interest in the ground lease as contemplated by the agreement”. The company gave no detail on that. The next ground lease renewal is scheduled for 31 December 2036.

The NZI Centre, 9446m² of office space on 5 floors plus a basement on a 2604m² site at 1 Fanshawe St, was developed by Newcrest Group Ltd, completed in 2009 and fully leased to IAG NZ Ltd for an initial term of 15 years. It was designed for IAG, the Australian insurance company which owns New Zealand’s NZI & State brands. It’s a campus-style office development with a full-height atrium and features such as under-floor air, twin-skin façade and a green roof, making it one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in New Zealand.

205 Queen St, and the investment rationale

The new owner will be a $2 subsidiary of Roxy-Pacific, Roxy-Pacific NZI Ltd.

Roxy-Pacific & Chip Eng Seng bought 205 Queen St (the former National Bank Centre) for $174 million at the start of August.

It has net lettable area of 25,381m² in 2 towers of 17 & 22 storeys and a retail podium on a 3764m² site bound by Queen, Victoria, Elliot & Darby Sts. The property has a ground lease term until June 2081, with a right of renewal for a further 98 years until June 2179.

Roxy-Pacific executive chair & chief executive Teo Hong Lim said when the company bought 205 Queen St: “Following the successful divestment of the 59 Goulburn St property in Sydney at an attractive yield, we have wasted no time in recycling the capital into another yield-accretive investment to strengthen our recurring income streams.

“This acquisition marks our maiden entry into the New Zealand commercial market, where we see an opportunity to capitalise on its upward trending market cycle. With favourable market indicators, we are optimistic to raise occupancy to 100% (from 96.4% on acquisition) in the near future so as to maximise rental yield.”

The investors

Roxy-Pacific, listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange’s main board since 2008, says it’s principally engaged in the development & sale of residential & commercial properties, and also has a hospitality business. Its residential development projects typically comprise small-to-medium sized residential developments such as apartments & condominiums targeted at middle-to-upper income segments. Between 2004-16, the group developed & launched 43 small-to-medium sized developments comprising over 4000 residential & commercial units in Singapore, Malaysia & Australia.

The group’s hospitality portfolio comprises its flagship hotel in the heart of historical Singapore precinct Katong, the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, franchised to AccorHotels.

In 2015, Roxy-Pacific launched its first upscale boutique hotel under the Noku Roxy brand in Kyoto, Japan, and has resorts in the Maldives & Phuket, Thailand, in the pipeline. The group also owns 52 shops at the Roxy Square Shopping Centre in Singapore and holds a 50% interest in a 14-storey, freehold commercial building at 117 Clarence St in Sydney’s cbd.

Chip Eng Seng, listed in 1999, is involved in property development, investment, construction & hospitality in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia & Vietnam. It entered the public housing market in Singapore in 1982 with its first Housing & Development Board construction project, and entered the hospitality sector in 2015, when it opened its first hotel, Park Hotel Alexandra in Singapore. Since then, it’s added 2 properties to the portfolio, a 120-villa Maldivian island resort, Grand Park Kodhipparu and an 84-room hotel, The Sebel Mandurah, south of Perth in Western Australia.

Chip Eng Seng said: “Harnessing its position as a leading industry player, it plans to build on the strength of its property portfolio by strategically growing its presence in new key markets when the right opportunity arises. Chip Eng Seng is actively developing new ways of creating synergies amongst the business segments, while exploring strategic partnerships to boost its competitiveness in the region and bolster all aspects of its operations.”

Chip Eng Seng

Attribution: Company releases.

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2 apartments sell at Ray White auction

2 of the 5 units auctioned at Ray White City Apartments today were sold under the hammer, one in the Grand Chancellor hotel building and the other in Eden Terrace.


Learning Quarter

Forte, 37 Symonds St, unit 1302:
Features: 48m² corner unit, 2 bedrooms, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1383/year including gst; body corp levy $4149/year, special levy $703 to fireproof riser shafts
Income assessment: $500/week fixed until 30 April, appraisal $530-560/week furnished
Outcome: passed in after bid at $300,000, vendor bid at $400,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li


Q Central, 36 Liverpool St, unit 3A:
Features: leasehold, 59m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1188/year including gst; body corp levy $3534/year, ground rent $7173/year, next ground lease review December 2018
Income assessment: $1894/month on Housing NZ lease expiring in March 2019
Outcome: passed in on sole bid from vendor of $100,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Victoria Quarter

Grand Chancellor, 1 Hobson St, unit 803:
Features: 57m², one bedroom, with a new title excluding the parking space (and reducing rates & body corp levy accordingly)
Outgoings: rates $1812/year including gst; body corp levy $4763/year
Outcome: sold for $612,000
Agent: Josh Muriwai


Sebel Suites, 85 Customs St, unit 610:
Features: leasehold, 57m², one bedroom, study, balcony overlooking Viaduct Basin
Outgoings: rates $1913/year including gst; body corp opex levy $8852/year, ground lease $6806/year
Income assessment: $500/week current, appraisal $620-680/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $201,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

10 Ruru St, unit 9:
Features: 114m², 3 levels, 2 bedrooms, deck, tandem internal-access garage, storage
Outgoings: rates $1596/year including gst; body corp levy $2913/year
Income assessment: appraisal $650-700/week
Outcome: sold for $700,000
Agent: Krister Samuel

Attribution: Auction.

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Council starts public process for city centre & waterfront planning refresh, plus 3 subdivision plan changes

Auckland Council’s planning committee agreed yesterday to a refresh programme for the city centre & waterfront, but it will be 10 months before the final version of it is decided.

It’s also complicated by requirements evolving for the America’s Cup yachting contest to be held in Auckland in 2019, and where the estimated 30,000m² of land for the bases plus water spaces for the yachts might go.

The large programme of works for city centre & waterfront would be implemented under a review of the original central business district & waterfront plans completed in 2012.

But first the councillors & Independent Maori Statutory Board members have to put their money caps on, in their roles as the finance & performance committee, to prioritise works. That committee’s scheduled to meet (twice) in a fortnight.

And then the whole shebang has to go out to public consultation early next year as part of the council’s long-term plan review, returning to the council for signoff just before the start of the new financial year on 1 July 2018.

3 plan changes & a tidy-up under the new unitary plan

A second novelty yesterday came in the form of 4 plan changes – the first batch under the super-city’s unitary plan, which combines an updated composite of all the district plans of the councils 7 territorial predecessors and also includes an updated regional policy statement.

The unitary plan is still not fully operative, with parts of it before the courts. 2 of the proposed changes to it before the committee yesterday were private – from Karaka & Drury Ltd (Charles Ma) to extend its Auranga subdivision at Drury, and from Fletcher Residential Ltd, recognising an agreement with opponents of the company’s Three Kings quarry residential development.

The other 2 plan changes were brought by the council, one for its rezoning of land at Whenuapai from future urban so development can start on part of it over the next 4 years, with later stages set for development starting in 2028.

The last change, from the council, is to correct technical errors & anomalies discovered in the unitary plan.

  • You can check the detail in the refresh and the plan change proposals through the links below. I’ll roll out articles on each of them, and yesterday’s debate, over the next few hours.

Planning committee agenda, Tuesday 5 September
9, City centre & waterfront planning refresh
11, Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – private plan change request from Karaka & Drury Ltd – Auranga B1
12, Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – private plan change request by Fletcher Residential Ltd – Three Kings 
13, Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – proposed plan change – Whenuapai 
14, Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – proposed plan change – administrative plan change – to correct technical errors & anomalies

Story, 1 September 2017: Grand downtown & waterfront plans raise the question: The money?

Attribution: Council committee agenda & meeting.

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