Browsing: Development

Commercial
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Demand for sites at the Western Precinct of  Titanium Park continues to grow, with nine sites sold or under contract – leaving only 40% of the precinct available Waitomo Energy and importer and distributor of agricultural machinery, Webbline, are the latest companies to identify the business park as an important strategic location from which to expand business activity across the region. Continue →
cities
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Construction has begun on Egypt’s shiny new capital city to ease the congestion of overpopulated capital Cairo, The Urban Developer reports Located 40 kilometres from Cairo, the US$45 billion ($60bn), yet-to-be-named city is set to replace the tired Cairo capital, with the government promising “a new lifestyle, new community and a new worldwide centre of attraction”. Continue →
Development
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The government’s plans to boost the rate of housing development are commendable but the practicalities remain problematic, say Colliers International property experts 123rf The Labour-led coalition’s first formal Budget included an appropriation of $493 million towards the previously announced $2 billion KiwiBuild programme. Continue →
Construction
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Tender documents for the KiwiBuild ‘Buying off the Plans’ initiative – whereby the government will underwrite or purchase new homes the private sector and others are developing – have been released The government has committed $2 billion for KiwiBuild, an ambitious programme that aims to deliver 100,000 affordable, quality homes for first home buyers over the next decade, 50,000 of which will be in Auckland. Continue →
Development
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The largest single housing development in New Zealand – Hobsonville Point – is emerging as a positive example of how living at density can enhance liveability Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge research led by Professor Errol Haarhoff is looking at whether living at higher density can strengthen communities and enhance liveability in new neighbourhoods. Continue →