At this stage, the project team are working remotely and will continue engaging with the community long after the effects of COVID-19. It is also reassuring that Kaipara District Council (KDC), engaged industry specialists and consultants are continuing to work with us while we are in the different levels of lockdown.
Viranda Partners Limited are the developers. Viranda Partners specialize in land research, analysis, acquisition, and development.
Unfortunately no. For the safety of all visitors and staff there is a no-access policy, unless otherwise arranged via Viranda Partners. At various stages in the development, we plan to host open days for the general public
to view progress.
Each stage follows a comprehensive consenting and engineering process. Please refer to the happening now page to stay up to date with project timeframes and deliverables. It is anticipated the stages will unfold as follows: Molesworth Drive upgrade, New World supermarket, main street and retail sector, service zone, retirement facility and finally, residential sites.
All facets of sustainability are being explored, including energy, lifestyle and water. Prior to COVID-19, we had a Sustainability Conference planned and the wider community were invited to participate. We have postponed this conference due to COVID-19. However, we will still cover this important topic (without compromising project timeframes). Stay in touch by signing up to our newsletters.
The current masterplan on the site is a good indication of the layout but it is subject to change (pending consenting and engineering requirements). We do not anticipate it will change dramatically from the
plan that is currently published online.
This is a significant undertaking. All provisions are in place for both, with consideration on limiting the environmental impact and allowing for future population growth.
Recreational facilities are an important philosophy for this project and we will continue to consult with the community and council about new ideas and how to work together on existing facilities. Safe access to Mangawhai Heads and MAZ is also being explored for the benefit of all cyclists and pedestrians.
This walking track is closed until further notice. The track was constructed prior to settlement of the land to Mangawhai Central and was formed without the required consents and approval process to the landowner and Kaipara District Council. We have been advised the track is under review from an environmental standpoint. Council is liaising directly with the group responsible for the works to remedy the outstanding issues, however, these are yet to be resolved. The closure is also out of necessity for us to adhere to KDC regulations while undergoing works on the land. Visitor safety is paramount too.