Retail centre work on track
Building work on a large-format retail centre at the Nelson Junction site could begin in the second half of this year.
Scott Gibbons, managing director of Nelson company Gibbons, which owns the Annesbrook site, said they had had lots of inquiries from potential leasees for the planned retail centre, and had secured tenants for some of the spaces.
The centre, at the intersection of Quarantine Rd and State Highway 6, would be a mix of home improvement, light industrial and trade-related businesses.
In the first stage, opposite Mitre 10 Mega, there will be 10,948 square metres of retail with up to 11 tenants.
Site preparation was under way and building consent applications would be lodged in a few months, with building hopefully starting mid to three-quarters of the way through this year, Gibbons said.
The company already had resource consent for the development.
(Nelson Mail, Monday 31 January 2022)
Boyack highlights housing, health and transport as priorities
Housing, transport, health and Covid-19 recovery will continue to be the biggest priorities for Nelson MP Rachel Boyack in 2022.
Rachel addressed the Rotary Club of Nelson West at the Nelson Golf Club last Tuesday.
“Fixing the housing issue is a bit like turning around a tanker – it will take time, and we are pulling a range of levers to turn around a crisis that has been building for decades,” she said. We’re making it easier to build new houses, we’re building more houses than any Government since the 1970s, and consent numbers have more than tripled in the last decade. My focus this year will be to continue to advocate locally and work with local leaders like NCC, TDC, and Kāinga Ora on solutions to add the right kind of housing stock to the region.”
(Nelson Weekly, Wednesday 2 February 2022)