Published 31 October 2008
The draft masterplan for the Flat Bush town centre will be available for public presentation & feedback on Thursday 13 November, developer Melview Developments Ltd (Nigel McKenna) & landowner Tomorrow’s Manukau Properties Ltd (a Manukau City Council company) said on Wednesday.
The Draft Master Plan has been presented to TMPL board members and Manukau city councillors as part of the agreed consultation process.
Mr McKenna will outline the broad philosophy of the masterplan in a public presentation on 13 November. He said it was very much a “map” rather than a final design: “We don’t want people to think they will be looking at drawings of buildings or final designs & visuals – this is very much the first step of what is a complex masterplanning process. It will, however, provide people with a sense of the project and an understanding that this town centre will be different from those that have been created previously.
“We are still nearly 2 years from the start of construction and anticipate that actual perspectives & building outlines will probably not be available until later next year. Nevertheless, it is important that the overall concept is exposed for public discussion at this stage.”
Despite recent changes in the global property & financial markets, Mr McKenna said the Flat Bush town centre was “a long-term vision that would ultimately need to accommodate the fluctuations of the property cycle during its creation”.
Mike Higgins, handling the project for Tomorrow’s Manukau Properties, said the development & presentation of the draft masterplan was an important step in the process and had been achieved within the envisaged timeframe.
A public meeting will be held at Rainbows End corner Great South & Wiri Rds, Manukau, at 7.30pm on Thursday 13 November.
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Attribution: Council release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.