Big build is un­der­way

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN

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

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