Waipukurau South Growth Precinct, Hawke's Bay

Client: Central Hawke's Bay District Council

    Over the past 18 months TPG’s teams across Property Advisory and Urban Regeneration teams have been supporting Central Hawke’s Bay District Council (Council) in progressing their Infrastructure Acceleration Funding (IAF) proposal with Kāinga Ora.  We are thrilled to see Council has succeeded in receiving the $10.9 million from the Government's Infrastructure Acceleration Fund (IAF) to develop up to 950 much needed homes in Waipukarau.

    Waipukurau South Growth Precinct

    TPG was engaged by Council to provide advice and input to their IAF proposal, for the residential development of the Waipukurau South Growth Precinct (the Precinct). The Precinct is located 1km south of the Waipukurau town centre with access to Pōrangahau and Tavistock Roads. It incorporates the old Waipukurau hospital site, several larger landholdings but predominantly lifestyle land use.

    The site has been zoned ‘residential’ for more than two decades, but development of the Precinct was hindered by a need for crucial infrastructure, including major stormwater upgrades. Council has recently made a submission to also incorporate a planning overlay across the site to ensure co-ordination of infrastructure provision in a way that supports residential development.

    This includes requirements for storm water management, water supply and transport connections. Despite being zoned for residential development and on-going demand for homes in the area uptake of development in the growth area has not progressed. There is a need for upgraded road and stormwater infrastructure requirements to unlock the development potential of the site.  

    Services provided by TPG

    • Infrastructure advisory to assess any land acquisition requirements and a strategy for delivery and timing, where required for critical infrastructure within the Precinct.  

    • GIS solutions, data capture and plans to support development scenarios, landowner and stakeholder engagement

    • Specialist Property Advisory, including:

    • Market Assessment to evidence the demand for new development in the precinct and to identify the need for affordable housing

    • Yield analysis and validation

    • Housing typology, density scenarios and potential proportion of housing outcomes within the Frist Home Grant price cap.

    • Early engagement with landowners/developers and support in delivering communications to the wider community

    • Final stage landowner and developer support within the Precinct to deliver a coordinated approach to the proposed development to reach Housing Outcome Agreements, where appropriate. Assessment of level of commitment and demand to build a programme and timeframe for housing outcomes coming on stream within the Precinct.  

    • Urban Regeneration and planning produced a development framework to coordinate the layout and connection of new infrastructure across the precinct and to test suitable residential densities that would support housing affordability and choice. The framework was developed taking into consideration landowners’ preferences and the constraints of the area to deliver a coordinated approach to optimise future development.

    Purpose of the Development Framework

    The purpose of the framework was to support the Council’s IAF Application. It assessed the development potential of the site in more detail and provided a framework for delivering co-ordinated approach to infrastructure provision by both Council and landowners.

    It included a draft urban structure plan that was prepared to take into consideration the planning outcomes set out in Council’s 2021 submission to the Proposed District Plan and a review of site constraints, land ownership, infrastructure servicing and staging. The proposed layout, densities and open space network were determined to deliver urban character that responds to the surrounding residential community and housing needs. 

    It is intended that the development framework will also inform the future preparation of subdivision and resource consents, as development is unlocked and progresses within the Precinct. 

    Key contact

    Ruth Allen

    Principal Advisor – Urban Regeneration

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