Early ground works get underway on Mariner Rise
The wait is nearly over for future home owners hoping to buy a piece of the Whangaparaoa coastal lifestyle, as work is set to get underway soon on a new 60-home subdivision in Arkles Bay.
The development, called Mariner Rise, is being led by high profile New Zealand owned residential property development company McConnell Property, and is located on a prime two-hectare site on Link Crescent.
The former Auckland Council-owned and largely under-utilised vacant site was earmarked for housing in 2004 by the then Rodney District Council with present-Council organisation, Panuku Development Auckland, appointing McConnell Property as the site’s developer late last year.
Under a masterplan that incorporates previous community feedback, Mariner Rise will consist of 60 townhouses in 2, 3 or 4 bedroom configurations with garaging and off-street parking on north-facing sections that make the most of the gently sloping site.
The houses will be delivered by three building partners and will also include a 2700m² public reserve with a playground designed by renowned landscape architects, Boffa Miskell, which incorporates native plantings, log and natural wood elements.
Land to the south of the housing development site will be prepared for a community centre earmarked for the future by Auckland Council.
Development Manager from McConnell Property, Matt Anderson says the company is glad to be able to play a part in transforming a site that holds huge potential as an asset for current and future residents.
“Conveniently located near to the Whangaparaoa Plaza mall and a cinema but still within a stone’s throw of the beach at Arkle’s Bay, Mariner Rise represents the best the area’s coastal lifestyle has to offer.”
“With earthworks commencing early October we’re looking forward to providing more housing in a very sought after area and do our bit to help the housing supply situation and create new recreation facilities for the local community.”
Director of Development at Panuku, Allan Young, says with resource consent granted in July it’s great to hear McConnell Property is now at the delivery stage for the project.
“In the new Unitary Plan environment, developments like Mariner Rise hold the future for how we tackle the current housing situation. It’s about making the most of land opportunities available to Auckland Council and respecting community needs in the process.”
Ground works will begin shortly and construction of the first homes of Mariner Rise is expected to begin in mid-2017. Council work is also set to get underway soon on a related stormwater improvement project at the nearby D’Oyly Reserve. This project will see the daylighting of a previously piped stream with the aim of creating a new habitat and improved bio-diversity in the reserve.