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Aussie developer gets go-ahead for another Hobsonville Point precinct

Some 890 homes ultimately planned for precinct.

Nick Grant
Tue, 19 Apr 2016

AV Jennings has been confirmed as the developer for the first stage of Hobsonville Point’s Airfields precinct.

The Australian residential property development and home building company is already the developer of the Hobsonville Catalina Precinct.

A release from Panuku Development – the Auckland Council-controlled organisation (CCO) established last September via the merger of CCOs Waterfront Auckland and Auckland Council Property Ltd – states the precinct consists of a 20 hectare Auckland Council-owned site that was formerly part of the Hobsonville Airforce Base.

It says it was “designated for housing and mixed use late last year following previous attempts for it to become a marine industry precinct.”

Up to 890 homes are ultimately planned for the Airfields precinct.

In the first stage of development, 102 homes – including a mix of standalone and terrace houses – with an estimated value of $78 million will be built by AV Jennings and its builder partners across 1.95ha on the site’s southern edge. Eleven of those homes (“a minimum of 10%”) will be “affordable housing,” the release says.

Waitakere ward councillor and Auckland deputy mayor Penny Hulse is quoted as saying “it’s great to see real momentum now on the Hobsonville Point site after a period of uncertainty relating to how it would be developed” – apparently forgetting that period of uncertainty was due to the film studio proposal she was an ardent supporter of.

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Nick Grant
Tue, 19 Apr 2016
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Aussie developer gets go-ahead for another Hobsonville Point precinct