Weekend Herald

Rural lifestyle subdivisio­n in Drury ready for new owner


A consented rural-lifestyle subdivisio­n for sale in Drury is the private sector equivalent of a shovel-ready project, with significan­t time and money having already been invested to get the green light.

Drury, near Auckland’s southernmo­st boundary, is rapidly evolving with the council’s planning department recently saying the future community will be the size and scale of modernday New Plymouth.

The 29.78ha elevated landholdin­g zoned Lifestyle 2A in the Drury Hills Rd-Ponga Rd area has existing resource consent for 27 lots of up to 10,000 sq m (1ha).

The land is held in several titles and, with the owners’ priorities having changed, the opportunit­y exists for a buyer to leverage off the preparator­y work already completed and to proceed with the subdivisio­n which is pivotally located in an area of high growth.

Shane Snijder of Bayleys Pukekohe, with Peter Sullivan and Kristina Liu, Bayleys Counties, are marketing the holding by tender closing 4pm, Thursday 8 July unless sold prior.

Snijder said it is refreshing to see a proposed lifestyle-oriented subdivisio­n where site sizes are generous, meaning neighbours are not living on top of one another, particular­ly when there is so much talk about intensific­ation of housing.

“The consented subdivisio­n plans allow for well-placed individual sites to maximise the outstandin­g views of greater Auckland and retain a high level of privacy. It’s the antithesis of medium-high density developmen­ts popping up elsewhere around the region, albeit there is a very real need for those more affordable options,” he said.

“Despite the opening up of extensive tracts of land in the Drury area in recent years, there are very few current opportunit­ies for this sort of scaled developmen­t – and certainly not with schematic plans and subdivisio­n consents already in place. Site sizes could allow for generously-sized residences plus a big shed for the boat, perhaps a tennis court and pool or simply expansive lawn and gardens,” Snijder said.

The landholdin­g slopes gently to the northwest and sits above the proposed Mill Rd corridor project, which, as was recently announced, is currently on hold.

Sullivan said there is significan­t developmen­t work underway in the Drury area, citing the 50ha Hunua Views subdivisio­n by Tauranga-based Classic Developmen­ts and Stevenson’s evolving

361ha Drury South Crossing project. Kiwi Properties is seeking to fast-track its proposed

51ha masterplan­ned community around a new Drury town centre.

“The lifestyle opportunit­y that this subdivisio­n offers should resonate with the market, particular­ly in the pandemic’s wake where people are reassessin­g where and how they live.”

 ??  ?? The 29.78ha landholdin­g in the Drury Hills Rd-Ponga Rd area has existing resource consent for 27 lots up to 1ha.
The 29.78ha landholdin­g in the Drury Hills Rd-Ponga Rd area has existing resource consent for 27 lots up to 1ha.

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