Published 10 July 2009
John Darby’s ambitious proposal for a masterplanned development at Te Arai, just south of Mangawhai on the east coast north of Auckland, has been rejected by commissioners.
The Rodney District Council endorsed that rejection at its meeting on 2 July.
Queenstown-based waterfront development specialist Mr Darby teamed up with the landowner, te Kaipara-based Te Uri o Hau hapu, for a proposal that included 180 dwellings on part of 616ha property which has a coastline of more than 5km.
I’ll examine the commissioners’ decision over the weekend.
6 August 2008: ARC buys eco park 50ha at Te Arai
28 July 2008: 77ha Te Arai rural-residential subdivision proposed
18 July 2008: Te Arai hearing set back
4 July 2008: Peart argues for development no-go areas on coast
1 April 2008: Te Arai tourist lodge development gets consent
20 July 2007: Te Arai plan change notified
15 April 2007: Te Arai village proposal to go to public consultation
11 August 2005: ARC wants to look at Darby’s Te Arai concept
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Attribution: Council, commissioners’ decision, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.