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Winsun Heights unit sells, Park Residences dual key gets one low bid

A Winsun Heights unit was sold but the other 4 apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments today were passed in.

A brand new dual-key unit in the Park Residences (pictured), comprising 2 studios, was passed in after one bid followed by a much higher vendor indicator bid. Park Residences, a Conrad Properties Ltd development, sits between St Patrick’s Square & Albert St, across the street from the ANZ Centre & diagonally opposite the Stamford Plaza Hotel.

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Learning Quarter

Tetra House, 85 Wakefield St, unit 307:
Features: one bedroom, 2 bathrooms
Outcome: auction postponed
Agent: Ron Yang

Swanson St

Park Residences, 32 Swanson St, unit 608:
Features: dual-key apartment – 2 studios, 76m² including 2 balconies, 2 leased & allocated parking spaces in Farmers carpark available to continue to lease; each apartment has furniture package & storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $3428/year; leased parking at $299/month each
Income assessment: $1000-1100/week furnished; rental guarantee of $520/week on 608B can start on 28 May
Outcome: passed in after bid at $600,000 & vendor bid at $850,000
Agent: Steve King

Uptown

Volt, 430 Queen St, unit 602:
Features: 49m² + balcony, 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1370/year including gst; body corp levy $4969/year
Income assessment: $510/week, fixed until 23 August
Outcome: passed in at $410,000
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak

Winsun Heights, 113 Vincent St, unit 5E:
Features: vacant furnished one bedroom, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1107/year including gst; body corp levy $3409/year
Income assessment: $360-380/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $220,000
Agent: Liz McCarthy

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

Turing building, 2 Ariki St, unit G01:
Features: 86m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $2545/year including gst; body corp levy $5277/year
Outcome: passed in at $850,000
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

St Lukes

St Lukes Garden Apartments, 12 Morning Star Place, unit GF:
Features: 80m², 3 bedrooms, patio, 2 parking spaces; the building has comprehensive remedial issues relating to watertightness & structural soundness, along with matters pertaining to the Watercare Central Interceptor project
Outgoings: rates $1635/year including gst; body corp levy $4247/year
Income assessment: $575/week current, unfurnished, fixed until 28 October; appraisal $550-580/week unfurnished
Outcome: passed in at $200,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li 

Attribution: Auction.

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Apartments in 2 leaky buildings sell

3 of the 4 apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments today were sold under the hammer, one with a condition on the transaction.

2 of the sold units have leaky issues, including one in HarbourCity, the one with a condition that the buyer’s solicitor check the contract. The building’s body corporate & majority of owners (excluding the owner of unit 22G at the top) filed a claim in 2014 against Auckland Council & 11 contractors alleging apartments were suffering from building defects that were causing leaks & damage to the units & common property.

The other leaky building, at St Lukes, has issues of leaks & structural soundness.

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Fort St

HarbourCity, 16 Gore St (corner Fort St), unit 10L:
Features: 26m² studio
Outgoings: rates $3453/year including gst; body corp levy $1611/year excluding water & gas, special levy $8282
Income assessment: under Oaks Hotel management
Outcome: sold for $169,000, subject to buyer’s solicitor checking the contract
Agent: Damian Piggin

Uptown

Eclipse, 156 Vincent St, unit 6E:
Features: 41m², one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1227/year including gst; body corp levy $3654/year
Outcome: passed in at $361,000
Agent: Sam Huang

Isthmus west

St Lukes

St Lukes Garden Apartments, 28 Morning Star Place, unit 1B:
Features: 2 bedrooms, parking space; the pre-contract disclosure statement notes that the building has comprehensive remedial issues relating to watertightness & structural soundness, along with matters pertaining to the Watercare Central Interceptor project
Outgoings: rates $1532/year including gst; body corp levy $4578/year
Outcome: sold for $217,000
Agent: Andrew Bond

North-east

Northcote Pt

67 Princes St, unit 14:
Features: 53m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1516/year including gst; body corp levy $3930/year
Outcome: sold for $430,000
Agent: Damian Piggin

Attribution: Auction.

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Argosy gets 13% premium in St Lukes sale

Argosy Property Ltd has settled the sale of a Wellington property and entered into an unconditional agreement to sell the bulk retail centre it owns in St Lukes, Auckland.

The agreed price of $31 million for 7 & 7A Wagener Place, St Lukes, is a 13% premium on its 28 February book value of $27.4 million. Settlement is scheduled for July.

The St Lukes property – across Wagener Place from the Westfield St Lukes mall – has a net lettable area of 7056m². It began trading in 2006 in a converted 1960s industrial building. A new building for The Warehouse was added in 2010.

The sale of 14 Tunnel Grove in Wellington was for $2.825 million.

Argosy chief executive Peter Mence said of the St Lukes deal: “The market for commercial real estate remains attractive for long-term investors divesting real estate. The sale presents an opportunity to reduce our retail exposure in an area where there will be increasing competition. It allows us to keep delivering on our strategy and we will reinvest the proceeds into other brownfield development opportunities across the portfolio.”

Attribution: Company release.

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Updated: One apartment out of 6 sells, Sugartree deals follow

Published 17 November 2017, updated 27 November 2017
Just one of the 6 apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments on 16 November was sold under the hammer. Within a week, however, the 2 units in Sugartree’s Centro block were both sold (one conditionally).

The one initial sale, of a unit in the Spencer on Byron in Takapuna where there are remediation expenses, followed a contest between 4 bidders.

There were also multiple bidders for the 2 units in stage 2 of the Sugartree development at the top of Nelson St, Centro, on the western edge of the cbd, where off-the-plan buyers took ownership last month. However, bidding on both petered out short of the reserve.

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Learning Quarter

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 1906:
Features: 32m², one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1237/year including gst; body corp levy $3930/year
Income assessment: $420-440/week furnished
Outcome: passed in after bid at $290,000 & vendor raise to $350,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Victoria Quarter

Updated: Sugartree Centro, 145 Nelson St, unit 202:
Features: 56m² internal, 4m² balcony, one bedroom + flexi room, secure covered parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: rates to be confirmed; body corp levy $2766/year
Income assessment: $550-600/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $500,000, sold conditionally post-auction for $525,000
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

Updated: Sugartree Centro, 145 Nelson St, unit 706:
Features: 53m² internal, 5m² balcony, one bedroom, study
Outgoings: rates to be confirmed; body corp levy $2671/year
Income assessment: $530-580/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $480,000, sold post-auction for $510,000
Agent: Lisa Zhang

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

66 Mt Eden Rd:
Features: 130m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $2946/year including gst; body corp levy $5968/year
Income assessment: $950-1050/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $750,000
Agents: Dusan Valenta & Adele Keane

St Lukes

Tremont Apartments, 4 Wagener Place, unit 110:
Features: 130m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $2207/year including gst; body corp levy $6728/year, plus $5382 for building investigation & legal levies relating to leaks; the vendor agreed to assign its rights & causes of action to the buyer
Income assessment: $750/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $250,000
Agents: Dusan Valenta & Adele Keane

North-east

Takapuna

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 1106:
Features: 48m², fully furnished one bedroom, double balcony
Outgoings: rates $1178/year including gst; body corp levy $3140/year, the vendor has assigned any recovery from remediation legal action to the buyer and the unit has been sold on an “as is, where is” basis
Outcome: sold for $275,000
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Attribution: Auction.

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Warehouse sells at auction, but intensive residential sector mired in “no bids”

An Onehunga warehouse sale started Barfoot & Thompson’s regular weekly commercial & apartments auction on a strong footing yesterday, but the entire residential auction market has been much weaker for months.

The apartments segment of the Thursday morning auction saw 2 of the 7 cbd apartments sold under the hammer, one of them a certainty in an auction brought forward.

Over 2 days, of the 26 intensive residential properties I logged (including cross-leases at only one of 3 auction sessions), 7 were sold at auction and one shortly after. 8 attracted no bid, and 2 were withdrawn from auction.

The intensive segment of the market covers a wide spread of homes, from apartments in the city centre to houses on cross-leased sites in suburbia. The steadiest part of that market is the supply of traditional brick & tile suburban units, on either ground level or one up, usually with the parking that many apartments don’t offer, and with less likelihood of the horrendous costs incurred in remediation when leaks are discovered.

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Isthmus east

Onehunga

126 Captain Springs Rd:
Features: 1012m² site zoned heavy industrial, 402m² warehouse & office  
Outcome: sold for $1.353 million
Agents: James Marshall & Nick Wilson

Apartments

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Federal St

18 Federal St, unit 2F:
Features: fully furnished one-bedroom apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $3004/year
Outcome: passed in at $375,000
Agents: Elizabeth Khosravi & Hamid Farid

Learning Quarter

8 Airedale St, unit 202:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $1679/year
Income assessment: $300/week until 16 January
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Annie Xu

Silo, 23 Emily Place, unit 4C:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $2990/year, parking $829/year
Outcome: pre-auction offer $310,000 acceptable, sold for $320,000
Agents: Stephen Shin & Yasu Ka

Sapphire, 76 Wakefield St, unit 412:
Features: studio
Outgoings: body corp levy $1867/year
Income assessment: $300/week, fixed until February
Outcome: passed in at $202,000
Agents: Selina Zheng & Tommy Zhang

6 Whitaker Place, unit 11A:
Features: 85m², 2-bedroom apartment, 2 parking spaces, 2 storage lockers
Outgoings: body corp levy $8183/year
Income assessment: $650/week current, parking $65/week
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Sam Yang

38A Whitaker Place:
Features: 200m²-plus, 3-bedroom whole-floor penthouse apartment, 2 bathrooms, office, 3 balconies, 3 parking spaces, storage
Outgoings: body corp levy $14,035/year
Outcome: sold post-auction on an “as is, where is” basis
Agents: Carl Madsen & George Damiris

Uptown

132 Vincent St, unit 1F:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $5605/year + $595/year for parking
Income assessment: $590/week fixed until April
Outcome: passed in at $675,000
Agent: Betty Shao

Victoria Quarter

Fiore, 152 Hobson St, unit 1206:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, deck, parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $5235/year
Outcome: sold for $820,000
Agents: Selina Zheng & Tommy Zhang

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

10A Wilkinson Rd, unit 10:
Features: 2-bedroom unit
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Rain Diao & Patsy Chen

Greenlane

18 Nolan Rd, unit 6:
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 share in 2567m², 3-bedroom home, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.305 million
Agents: Maria Lambert & Ann Mushet

Meadowbank

2 Cruickshank Crescent:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 764m² section, 2-bedroom duplex, carport
Outcome: passed in
Agents: John Yang & Sidney Chan

Onehunga

9 Clarke Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $738,000
Agent: Paul Hodgman

One Tree Hill

64 Rawhiti Rd, unit 6:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, internal access garage, storage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Helen Lam & Wendy Sadd

89 Rawhiti Rd, unit 4:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.195 million
Agent: Paul Hodgman

Remuera

Broadway Park, Ascot, 8 Middleton Rd, unit 202:
Features: 164m², 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, patio, double garage, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $8428/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Shirley Shen

St Heliers

Raeburn Court, 1 Cliff Rd, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, carport
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Wendy Sadd & Michele Ballinger

Raeburn Court, 1 Cliff Rd, unit 5:
Features: 2-bedroom garden apartment, carport
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.225 million
Agent: Karin Cooper

Isthmus west

Blockhouse Bay

7 Heaphy St, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1533m², 3-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, internal-access double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.09 million
Agents: William & Simon MacLean

Freemans Bay

46C Beresford St:
Features: 3-level 3-bedroom townhouse, study, balcony, double garage
Outgoings: rates $2295/year including gst; body corp levy $2905/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.048 million
Agent: Shawn Shao

Grey Lynn

19 Maxwell Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 788m², 4-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, offstreet parking
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Matt O’Rourke & Ryan Harding

Hillsborough

81 Hendry Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 898m², 5-bedroom house, 3 bathrooms, basement garage + offstreet parking
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Kelly Zhang

Mt Albert

71 Asquith Avenue, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $679,000
Agent: Kevin Liu

1 Hendon Avenue, unit 1:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agent: Lily Wang

St Lukes

47 St Lukes Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $630,000
Agents: Scott Larsen & Fiona Ryan

Three Kings

14 Clinker St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1014m², 116m² 3-bedroom house, basement garage
Outcome: sold for $822,000
Agent: Cheryl Martin

North-east

Hillcrest

7A Almadale Place:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 908m², 3-bedroom house, double carport
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $859,000
Agent: Cheryl Martin

Attribution: Auctions & auction documents.

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2 suburban units sell

2 suburban units were sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s residential auction today, and a St Lukes townhouse was passed in.

9 of the 10 houses at the morning auction were also sold under the hammer.

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

330 Ellerslie-Panmure Highway, unit 4:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $620,000
Agent: Angie Cheng

Isthmus west

St Lukes

Silverfield Terraces, 3 Wagener Place, unit 58:
Features: 3-level terrace townhouse, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fenced courtyard, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in, back on the market at $739,000
Agents: Margaret Johnston & Phyllis Brooks

North-west

Te Atatu South

134 Edmonton Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-leased, one-sixth share in 1619m², refurbished 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $450,000
Agent: Sue Ma

Attribution: Auction documents.

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4 out of 4 sell at Barfoots apartment auction

3 central city apartments – at Quay West, Federal City & Altitude – and one at St Lukes sold under the hammer at Barfoot & Thompson’s auction today.

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Albert St

Quay West, 8 Albert St, unit 1901:
Features: 111m², air-conditioned, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies, parking space
Outcome: sold for $910,000
Agent: Belinda Illingworth

Federal St

Federal City, 207 Federal St, unit 610:
Features: 61m², corner 2 bedrooms, balcony
Outcome: sold for $557,000
Agents: Stephen Shin & Yasu Ka

Victoria Quarter

Altitude, 34 Kingston St, unit 20E (pictured):
Features: 2-bedroom penthouse, 35m² deck, spa pool
Outcome: sold for $565,000
Agents: Alex Allan & Rita Herceg

Isthmus west

St Lukes

Silverfield Terraces, 3 Wagener Place, unit 37:
Features: m², 3-level townhouse, 4 bedrooms, courtyards, double garage + single parking space
Outcome: sold for $794,000
Agent: Livia Li

Attribution: Auction.

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Propbd on Q W23Dec15 – Vodafone to move, Mercer sells division to manager, Daldy St unconditional, St Lukes sale, Novotel opens

Vodafone leaving Fanshawe St
Mercer Interiors manager buys division
Goodman joint venture unconditional on Daldy St building
Argosy sells St Lukes property
Novotel opens in New Plymouth

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Vodafone leaving Fanshawe St

Vodafone NZ Ltd has told its landlord, a 51:49 joint venture between the Goodman Property Trust and the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC, it won’t be renewing its lease on the Vodafone Building on Fanshawe St when it expires in April 2017.

Trust manager Goodman (NZ) Ltd’s chief executive, John Dakin, said today the 13,932m² building opposite Victoria Park would be one of very few opportunities available for large corporate occupiers seeking prominent business premises in 2017.

Mercer Interiors manager buys division

Mercer Group Ltd has entered into an unconditional agreement to sell its interiors division to an entity majority-owned by the division’s general manager, Ivan Ramsey.

Mr Ramsey’s $2.15 million purchase (subject to customary adjustments) includes fixed assets and the lease of the Christchurch manufacturing site, and relevant employees will stay with the interiors business.

$1.25 million is payable on the completion date, the balance in 2 equal instalments on the first & second anniversaries of the completion date, 2 February 2016.

Mercer chief executive Richard Rookes said the sale was a further step in the restructuring of the group, following sale of the medical division in October: “Mercer can now focus on its core business & its new vision, which is to design & supply innovative food-processing & packaging systems to the world. With the relocation of the head office to our premises in Christchurch in the first quarter of 2016, the restructuring will be largely complete and we can focus on growing our core business.”

Mr Ramsey said: “We look forward to growing the interiors business with exciting new products from Wilsonart and our NZ-manufactured sink range during 2016 & beyond.”

In a second transaction, Mercer has acquired 25% of Titan Slicer Ltd for a nominal $1 and now owns 100%. The Titan operations will move from Nelson to Mercer’s headquarters in Christchurch in the first quarter of 2016.

Goodman joint venture unconditional on Daldy St building

Goodman (NZ) Ltd confirmed yesterday that the joint-venture purchase of the office building being developed in the Viaduct Quarter for Datacom was unconditional.

Fletcher Building Ltd will hand over the 16,735m² building – on the corner of Gaunt & Daldy Sts in the Wynyard Quarter’s VXV Precinct – when it completes construction in March 2017. The $86.2 million acquisition is being made by Wynyard Precinct Holdings Ltd, the joint venture between the Goodman Property Trust & Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.

Earlier story:
27 March 2015: Fletcher & Goodman sign up for new Wynyard Quarter building

Argosy sells St Lukes property

Argosy Property Ltd said yesterday it had entered into an unconditional agreement to sell the industrial property at Wagener Place, St Lukes, for $10.5 million, and the Storage King business that occupies the property for $500,000.

Chief executive Peter Mence said settlement was due in March. Argosy had classified the property as non-core. The company has sold $36.1 million of properties this financial year.

Novotel opens in New Plymouth

Accor Hotels & Resorts has opened the $22 million 85-room 4½star Novotel New Plymouth Hobson. The hotel, on the corner of Hobson & Leach Sts, has executive rooms, studios, one-bedroom apartments and a penthouse suite, 3 food & beverage outlets, 2 meeting rooms, a swimming pool, gymnasium & day spa.

Owner Philip Brown developed the hotel, and Foster Construction Ltd of Hamilton and CL Construction Ltd of New Plymouth built it.

Attribution: Company releases.

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Committee concludes St Lukes mall expansion effects minor, so hearing non-notified

Scentre (NZ) Ltd’s resource consent application to double the size of its Westfield St Lukes mall will be determined non-notified, which excludes other parties from the process.

Auckland Council’s hearings committee heard the company’s application for non-notification last week, deliberated behind closed doors and issued its decision yesterday.

Committee chair Linda Cooper said in a release yesterday the company had an existing consent to extend the mall, granted in 2011, and the latest application made some amendments & additions to it, including the replacement of rooftop parking above the consented mall and expanding retail areas.

She said the effects in the application were considered less than minor: “The proposal is in line with the St Lukes concept plan, which was developed following extensive public consultation.

“The proposal will have a height & separation distance to neighbouring properties that will avoid dominance, amenity or shadowing effects for neighbours. It also considers all traffic aspects and does not anticipate additional parking demands on surrounding roads.”

The committee has appointed independent commissioners to decide the outcome of the resource consent application.

Scentre Group New Zealand development executive David Drew said the concept plan was originally recommended by independent commissioners, subsequently approved by the council and the St Lukes Residents Association, and was now part of the operative district plan.

One thing not decided is the start of development: “We are still masterplanning and no decisions have been made as to the timing of any development at St Lukes.”

Committee conclusions

The hearings committee said it determined overall effects would be minor on the basis that they would be within the envelope expected by the concept plan introduced by plan change 34, and the mitigation works & assessment criteria.

Onsite parking will be increased by 1479 spaces to 3497 spaces.

The committee said staged construction & staged opening of new tenancies would reduce offsite parking effects.

On requests for public input, the committee said: “The concept plan reflects that past input by setting out the expectations around the level & location of the expansion, roading improvements and mitigation & urban design considerations. In following the broad direction of the concept plan, the application does not introduce unforeseen adverse effects or raise any other matter not contemplated by the concept plan.

“Therefore it is unlikely further information or debate from possible submitters that could like improve the quality of decision-making necessary at the section 104 (Resource Management Act) stage will be elicited.”

Westfield (the Scentre predecessor) got a plan change in 2012 to rezone land adjoining the shopping centre & owned by it to business 8, and enabling the company to double the maximum gross floor area to 92,500m², including 15,000m² for offices.

Earlier stories:
17 November 2015: Council closes doors to decide on St Lukes notification
17 February 2012: Plan change to double St Lukes mall goes through final council hoop
13 January 2012: Court issues consent order for St Lukes rezoning & expansion
19 December 2010: St Lukes: the debate
18 November 2010: Westfield gets St Lukes plan change approval as mayor talks mediation

Attribution: Council decision & release.

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Council closes doors to decide on St Lukes notification

Auckland Council’s hearings committee went into closed meeting today to decide whether Scentre (NZ) Ltd’s application to increase the gross floor area of the St Lukes mall to 77,013m² should be publicly notified.

Cllr Cathy Casey, giving her voice to local opposition to the original plan change in 2010 and again at later stages, wanted to know the legal basis for making the deliberations confidential but got no explanation from committee chair Linda Cooper.

Planning consultant Andrew Wilkinson said in his report on the application for the council that impacts of the near-doubling of the mall’s footprint would be no more than minor and it needn’t be either notified or limited notified (to named parties).

Albert-Eden ward councillor Casey (able to take part in the open debate though not a member of the committee) and local board member Graeme Easte both insisted the impact on an already congested road network would be considerable, which should make the application notified.

However, Mr Wilkinson said completion of the western ring route in early 2017, through the tunnels & interchange connecting State Highway 20 to State Highway 16 at Waterview, would bring a critical reduction in traffic on the existing road network.

Planning consultant Vaughan Smith, for Scentre, said St Lukes had been developed at a time when totally inward-facing malls were considered acceptable. Private plan change 8 rezoned land adjoining the shopping centre & owned by Scentre predecessor Westfield (NZ) Ltd to business 8, and enabled Westfield (and now Scentre) to double the maximum gross floor area to 92,500m², including 15,000m² for offices. It would also become a more open centre.

Mr Smith said appeals were all resolved through mediation before getting to the Environment Court. Although Cllr Casey said mayor Len Brown had quieted initial opposition by saying critics would get their chance during the resource consent process, Mr Smith disagreed that there was an expectation the application would be notified.

He said it was always intended that a series of resource consents would be required, and that controlled or restricted discretionary activities would be considered without notification. “The things that pushed this into a discretionary status were relatively minor,” he said.

He added: “The scale of development in this application is envisaged in the district plan and concept plan for this site…. There was no requirement [to consult on resource consents] and no consultation. For the plan change there was a lot of consultation.”

This consent application is for combined stages 4-5 of the development.

Hearing panel appointments:

The hearing committee also appointed commissioners today to hear 2 other urban applications plus a variation for the Te Muri regional park:

Newmarket level crossing project, Auckland Transport notice of requirement & applications for resource consent: Simon Berry (chair), Janine Bell & David Mead
Milford, Milford Shopping Centre, 114 Kitchener Rd: Karyn Sinclair (chair), Melean Absolum, Craig Shearer & Phelan Pirie (Rodney local board member)
Te Muri: Barry Kaye (chair) & Sheena Tepania

Image above: An artist’s impression of the transformed St Lukes mall at the corner of St Lukes Rd & Morningside Drive.

Link:
Committee agenda 17 November 2015

Earlier stories:
17 February 2012: Plan change to double St Lukes mall goes through final council hoop
13 January 2012: Court issues consent order for St Lukes rezoning & expansion
19 December 2010: St Lukes: the debate
18 November 2010: Westfield gets St Lukes plan change approval as mayor talks mediation
19 October 2008: Plan change would allow 200 apartments in 3 towers above Milford shopping centre

Attribution: Council committee meeting.

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