Thanks to everyone who came along to our information afternoon on site at Te Awa Lakes.
Many of you had similar questions, so we’ve summarized the most common enquiries and the responses from our team. Feel free to email us with any more questions.
WHAT IS TE AWA LAKES?
- Te Awa Lakes is a 62-hectare mixed use residential, recreational and residential development.
- Our vision is to create a gateway to Hamilton that is a destination for visitors, helps address the city’s housing needs, and strengthens our connection to the river.
- The proposed development site is Perry’s former quarry, bordered by the Waikato River and the Waikato Expressway.
IS THE PROJECT UNDERWAY YET?
- No, we are awaiting the outcome of Council consent processes before we know if we can begin.
- The site itself has infrastructure and amenities ready to go.
WHERE ARE THINGS AT WITH COUNCIL APPROVALS?
- The Perry Group has submitted a Request for Private Plan Change (PPC) to the Hamilton City Council.
- The PPC submission requests rezoning the 62 hectares of quarry land from industrial to medium density residential and major facilities zoning.
- The submission is now with Council for review, following a public submission period.
- The Perry Group has also made two applications to begin the residential development under the Special Housing Area (SHA) policy.
- These applications have been accepted by Council for public review.
- The applications cover one area within Te Awa Lakes designated for 1,000 homes and another for 100 homes.
- Council will now decide whether to refer these applications to central Government following the completion of a public submission process.
WHEN WILL YOU START CONSTRUCTION?
- We would love to start during the current earthworks season.
- However, it is important that we receive the appropriate permissions to begin.
WHEN CAN I REGISTER MY INTEREST TO BUY A HOUSE?
- Our first step is to work with Council on the consent processes.
- As soon as we know if we have permission to begin construction, we can finalise our timeline for the residential development.
- If you would like to stay up to date on when we will be ready to receive interest in house purchases, please sign up to our newsletter at teawalakes.co.nz/#contact-us
CAN I JUST PURCHASE A SECTION?
- Yes, sections will be available.
WHAT RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS WILL THERE BE TO BUY?
- We are planning to have a range of housing types to cater for all needs such as apartments, detached and terraced houses, on a range of different section sizes.
WHAT COMES FIRST – THE ADVENTURE PARK OR THE HOUSING?
- Our construction phasing depends on the permissions we receive from Council.
- If the SHA process provides consent then we will begin the residential component first.
- Once we have a decision from the PPC process, we will know if we can begin the adventure park and other components.
I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY PRODUCT OR SERVICE, WHO DO I SPEAK TO?
- You can email any product or service information to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS THE EXPECTED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON THE RIVER?
- It is our intention to preserve river water quality at every step.
- Our submission document contains the advice and technical reports we have received from NIWA and other regulatory bodies to ensure we are mitigating any potential impacts from storm water and drainage.
WHAT ARE THE IWIS VIEW OF THE TE AWA LAKES DEVELOPMENT?
- Te Awa Lakes has engaged with a number of hapu within the region who have all been supportive of the development and who are working with us to realise the project.
ARE THERE ANY PLANS FOR A SCHOOL IN THE DEVELOPMENT?
- We have had discussions with the Ministry of Education about our plans for Te Awa Lakes.
- The provision of a new school is a Ministry decision and we have committed to keeping education officials informed as the Te Awa Lakes community grows and matures.
WILL THE NEW PORTION OF THE TE AWA RIVER RIDE AND THE COMMUNITY ITSELF, BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
- The intention of the Te Awa River Ride is to encourage a greater connection to our river.
- The new section of the path will be open to the whole community, and there will public parks and spaces for general use within the Te Awa Lakes development.