Big build is underway
New sub-divisions have created a building boom in Cromwell which looks set to continue.
Figures released in the Central Otago District Council’s latest quartley report shows 50 new dwelling consents valued at $16.7 million have been processed in Central Otago in the last quarter with 30 of those coming from the Cromwell Ward to the value of $9.7 million.
Last quarter, there were 249 consents processed around Central Otago, valued at $23m.
There were 797 consents processed for the year to date totalling $75.7m – up six per cent from the previous year for the same period when 750 building consents were processed, figures show.
Central Otago District Council building control team leader John Watson said the only significant change in the report was the number of new dwellings built, with 50 recorded in the region compared to 34 for the same period last year.
Those new building consents were valued $16.8m compared with $13.7 the previous year.
A1homes sales consultant Brad Lyons said they were receiving ‘‘overwhelming inquires’’ for new
Little builder: Isaac Black, 5, jumps for joy as his family’s new house, built by A1homes, starts to take shape in Pisa Moorings.