Property News – 27 October 2021

Hangar removal to begin

A disused 80-year-old Nelson Airport hangar will be demolished and replaced with a new rescue fire centre. Hangar 3 was built by the RNZAF in 1941 but has largely sat idle for the last seven years. It was most recently used by Helicopters New Zealand from the 1960s until 2014. Airport chief executive Mark Thompson said the Hangar 3 site was earmarked for a modern rescue fire centre that would house the newly acquired Rosenbaur Panther fire truck, and future hangar developments. The Hangar 3 removal will start on Thursday.

(Nelson Mail, Monday 18 October 2021)

Historic Villa gets a makeover

One of Nelson’s most historic villas is getting a makeover.

The home at 28 Nile St has had a fascinating life being built in 1892 for the Bishop Suter.

It was then used as surgery by Dr Harris before well-known Nelson woman Shirley Horrocks took ownership and hosted many a soiree. Its next venture was into retail as the store Tula and Niles, which sold antique treasures and vintage clothing. Saved from demolition in 2002, when a proposal for two townhouses on the site was halted at the last minute, the house is now set to get an extensive upgrade.

Owner Anna Stevenson says the villa is set to undergo a major restoration to bring the home back to its former glory.

(Nelson Weekly, Wednesday 20 October 2021)

Gum trees felled

A large number of trees along a popular Nelson walking track are being cut down by the council.

Nelson City Council community services group manager Andrew White said the council’s contractor had been working to remove gum trees near Iwa Rd. Some of the trees fell during bad weather in August, which meant the track was a danger to walkers.

The work, which started on Monday, will continue until Friday, and the road between Walters Bluff and Iwa Rd will be closed while it takes place.

Work on the remaining trees along the zigzag track between Davies Drive and Atawhai Drive would be carried out when the ground conditions were dry, White said. He said the wood would be used in the children’s playground at Tahunanui Beach as well as the Modellers Park redevelopment project.

(Nelson Mail, Wednesday 20 October 2021)

Housing proposals move forward

Four housing proposals in Nelson have made it to the next round of Infrastructure Acceleration Fund consideration.

The four housing projects in Nelson moved to the next stage are the Achilles Ave and Rutherford St affordable housing development, Marsden Valley/ Ngawhatu Valley Development Area, Maitahi Village, and Horoirangi Phase 1.

The Infrastructure Acceleration Fund (IAF) is a $1 billion Government fund, managed by Kainga Ora (Housing New Zealand), for new or improved infrastructure to speed up short-to-medium term housing development.

(Nelson Mail, Wednesday 20 October 2021)

Mayor keen for Nelson to be part of new rules

Sweeping new housing rules aimed at making it easier to build more intensified developments could be extended to include Nelson.

In a rare bipartisan move, Labour and National this week joined forces to introduce a new bill that will cut through planning red tape and allow more three-storey housing developments to be built.

But while the proposal currently covers only ‘‘tier 1’’ councils in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch, Nelson City mayor Rachel Reese says it is highly likely that Nelson will ask to be included when the bill gets to the select committee stage.

(Nelson Mail, Friday 22 October 2021)

Richmond South 2000-home plan gets go-ahead

A project that could bring up to 2000 new homes to Richmond South has been given approval by the Tasman District Council to go to the next stage.

At a meeting yesterday, the council gave the go-ahead for the Reimagining Richmond South project.

The decision included developing a structure plan for the Richmond South and Hope areas, and approving the preparatory work to develop a plan change.

The project area runs from the current southern boundary of Richmond, southwards to between White Rd and Ranzau Rd, and into the foothills of the Barnicoat Range.

The plan would identify locations such as standard and medium-density housing, a local commercial centre to service southern Richmond, business land, green spaces, and transportation corridors.

(Nelson Mail, Friday 22 October 2021)

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