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.”