‘‘It looks to the future’’
planning and progress achieved to date and what will happen over the next 12-18 months. Wesley College Trust Board and Grafton Downs Limited spokesperson Chris Johnston said Wesley had been a decade in the planning.
‘‘Our priority in building this new town, is to have sufficient funds to maintain Wesley College and provide for its students in perpetuity.’’
Johnston said Wesley would be a unique community in 21st century New Zealand.
‘‘It looks to the future - Wesley will be a well-connected town with high-speed broadband and it will have a rail station.’’
The Ministry of Education had already confirmed a new public primary school for the town, Johnston said.
‘‘In business terms, we don’t intend to replicate what already exists in Pukekohe. We will be complementary not competitive.’’
Johnston said a groundbreaking ceremony would take place on October 1 with a dawn karakia to bless the site. Infrastructure construction would follow with the first section of 300 homes due to begin in 2017.