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3-way partnership to fund infrastructure for next big subdivision at Wainui

Government support for infrastructure funding ahead of the next big residential development between the Hibiscus Coast & Kumeu is recognition that Auckland Council doesn’t have the capacity to provide the works immediately, for recovery over the longer term.

Image above: Housing developed over the last 5 years below the Millwater Parkway.

Through the immigration explosion of the last 5 years, the council’s debt has risen to be a wafer short of its limit, although the same issues of infrastructure funding have been staring politicians in the face for 2 decades.

The last government chose major roads as its best option for infrastructure funding, and watched on as former mayor Len Brown told Wellington the Auckland council would go it alone in starting the city rail link. The Government later joined in, to become a full partner.

Offroad transport is the greatest apparent need to defuse the congestion steadily bringing Auckland to a more widespread standstill, at all times of the day. But, as the net inflow of migrants into the region remains above 30,000/year, a change in how subdivision preliminary works are funded was equally imperative.

3-way partnership, outlay recouped through targeted rates

Housing & Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.

The answer from Housing & Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford came on Wednesday, when he & Auckland mayor Phil Goff announced a 3-way partnership to fund $91 million of roading & wastewater infrastructure to support the building of 9000 homes at Wainui, immediately west of the Millwater subdivision rapidly being built out between Silverdale, Orewa & State Highway 1 40km north-east of downtown Auckland.

Along with the council & Government entity Crown Infrastructure Partners Ltd, the Government special purpose vehicle (SPV) will have Fulton Hogan Land Development Ltd as the third partner.

Mr Twyford said the Milldale project (an extension beyond Millwater, which began in 2007 with Fulton Hogan as one of the partners) “demonstrates an approach to funding that allows private investment in new infrastructure, with the debt sitting on a balance sheet that is neither the council’s nor the Government’s.

“The Milldale project is an example of the innovative new approaches to financing infrastructure that the Government is developing through the urban growth agenda. This funding model can be used in other high growth areas affected by the housing crisis to help more houses to be built more quickly.

“This could include private investment in infrastructure, funded by a charge on the properties that benefit from the infrastructure.

“This new infrastructure funding model will result in a large number of homes being built much sooner than otherwise would have been the case.

“One of the major roadblocks to our towns & cities growing is the lack of ready access to finance for the infrastructure that allows for new urban growth, for greenfields or brownfields developments.”

Mr Goff said addressing the shortage & unaffordability of houses was a priority: “We’ve zoned much more land for housing, but we need the infrastructure before we can build on it. Using Crown Infrastructure Partners to fund that infrastructure enables us to build roads, water & wastewater services without overburdening the council with debt and exceeding our debt:revenue ratio.

“We can build more homes sooner and tackle the housing crisis quicker than would otherwise have been possible.

“This project enables nearly 4000 new dwellings in Milldale, and the infrastructure can support another 5000 dwellings in the surrounding areas as well. It’s a big step towards meeting Auckland’s housing needs.”

Fulton Hogan Land Development has already started work on Milldale.

Crown Infrastructure Partners has secured long-term fixed-rate debt from the Accident Compensation Corp, and the special purpose vehicle will provide $48.9 million towards the infrastructure, with the Crown contributing less than $4 million.

The council contribution will total $33.5 million.

The SPV funding will be repaid over time, partly by Fulton Hogan Land Development and partly by section owners as an ‘infrastructure payment’ collected as a targeted rate through council rates bills.

Mr Twyford said: “This new model of infrastructure financing means that long-term debt can be raised through the SPV to enable the building of largescale infrastructure, which is needed to step up the rate houses are being built at, and to assist councils which are nearing their debt limits.

“The Milldale development will be a modern, contained urban development with green spaces & parks, a town centre, cycleways & walkways, and potentially education facilities, and will be connected to the northern busway.

The infrastructure includes a new arterial road & bridge connecting Wainui Rd to the State Highway 1 interchange & Dairy Flat Highway at Silverdale, intersection upgrades, a roading extension & bridge to the Highgate Parkway business precinct on the eastern side of the motorway, and wastewater tunnels.

Construction of the wastewater tunnel has started, and the first residential sections will be released in the early new year.

Mr Twyford said the infrastructure funding & financing pillar of the Government’s urban growth agenda would enable responsive infrastructure provision & appropriate cost allocation, including the use of project financing & access to financial capital.

Through this agenda, he said the Government aimed to reform infrastructure funding & financing by:

  • providing a broader range of tools & mechanisms  to enable net beneficial bulk & distribution infrastructure to be funded
  • rebalancing development risk from local authorities to the development sector, and
  • making long-term debt finance available to developers willing to take on the commercial risk, with the debt serviced by revenue from the new properties in a development.

Link: Millwater & Milldale website

Attribution: Ministerial release.

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11 South Island commercial sales

Bayleys agents have sold 11 commercial properties around the South Island, from Nelson to Queenstown but mostly around Christchurch. They include 2 development sites in Selwyn District Council’s Izone business park and one in the Northfield business park in Papanui (pictured above).

South Island

Canterbury

Christchurch

Burnside

6E Sir William Pickering Drive:
Features: 141m² modern office unit; 2 tenants, one on 3-year lease, the other on 2-year lease, both with rights of renewal
Rent: $30,100/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $430,000 at a 7% yield
Agent: George Phillips

Merivale

Carlton Mews, 21C Bealey Avenue:
Features: 92m² ground-floor retail space, insurance payout to be transferred to buyer on settlement
Outcome: sold for $525,000 with vacant possession
Agent: George Phillips

Papanui

Northfield business park, 62 Langdons Rd:
Features: 1250m² site, 434m² 2-level office building leased to 3 tenants on 3-, 5- & 6-year terms, 17 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $2.55 million at a 6.06% yield
Rent: $154,424/year net + gst
Agents: Murray Madgwick & Greg Bevin

Riccarton

245 Blenheim Rd, unit 3:
Features: 239.5m² industrial unit
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $600,000
Agent: Nick O’Styke

Rolleston

13 George Holmes Rd:
Features: 3001m² business-zoned landholding
Outcome: sold for $500,000 at $167/m²
Agent: Nick O’Styke

Izone business park, 12 Detroit Drive:
Features: 4230m² site
Outcome: sold to a developer for $655,600 at $155/m²
Agents: Stewart & Alex White

Izone business park, 14 John Morten Place:
Features: 2547m² industrial site
Outcome: sold for $446,000 at $175/m²
Agent: Nick O’Styke

North Canterbury

Amberley

16 & 753 Ashworths Rd:
Features: 24.62ha corner site on State Highway 1, various buildings including a café, rented house, cabin & sheds, plus mini-golfcourse, climbing tower & various other assault course structures
Outcome: sold for $1.3 million
Agents: Stewart White & Chris Frank

Kaiapoi

170B Williams St:
Features: 102m² retail space, 29m² verandah, seismic assessment 67% of new building standard; AMI Insurance Ltd will vacate the building next April
Rent: $31,360/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $370,000 at an 8.48% yield
Agents: Stewart & Alex White

Lakes

Frankton

150 Glenda Drive:
Features: 400m² industrial site, 150m² 3-bay shed
Outcome: sold vacant for $790,000
Agent: Steven Kirk

Nelson

203-207 Trafalgar St:
Features: 218mcentral business district site, 400m2 building
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $905,000
Agent: Doug McKee

Attribution: Agency release.

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Kohi townhouse sells at auction

A large Kohimarama townhouse (pictured), one back from Tamaki Drive, sold at Bayleys’ Remuera branch auction today, but the only bid for a Parnell studio was from the vendor and a unit in the new St Marks apartment block in Remuera attracted no bid.

Isthmus east

Eastern bays – Kohimarama

20A Eltham Rd:
Features: 259m² site, 229m² floor area, 3-level 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 living rooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces, balcony, patio, roof garden, self-contained living at entry level giving guests independence
Outgoings: rates $5239/year including gst; no body corp fees
Outcome: sold for $2.715 million
Agents: Gary & Vicki Wallace

Parnell

258 Parnell Rd, unit 43:
Features: studio, parking space
Outcome: passed in after sole bid from vendor at $550,000
Agent: Trisha Vincent

10 Ruskin St, unit 3C:
Features: 2-level penthouse, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balconies, 2 basement parking spaces
Outcome: auction postponed
Agent: Jiali Liu

Remuera

St Marks, 10 St Marks Rd, unit MAC 101:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2.9m stud, 2 basement parking spaces
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Karen Spires & Trisha Vincent

Attribution: Auction documents.

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Argosy sells in Hastings & Palmerston North, buys Turners site

Argosy Property Ltd has sold 2 properties in Hastings & Palmerston North, reducing assets outside its core Auckland & Wellington markets to 3, and it’s added an industrial yard in Wiri (outlined in picture above) to the Auckland portfolio.

Transactions:

  • Hastings, 1478 Omahu Rd, sold for $10.2 million, a 12% premium over book value, settlement scheduled for March 2019
  • Palmerston North, 31 El Prado Drive, sold for $35.5 million, a 25% premium over book value, settlement scheduled for December
  • Wiri, 133 Roscommon Rd, 15,838m² industrial yard leased to NZX-listed Turners Automotive Group Ltd, acquired in September for $8.6 million; the 15-year lease provides a holding return of $430,000/year net + gst (5% yield) with fixed reviews of 2.5%/year and a market review in year 6.

Argosy chief executive Peter Mence said of the Turners deal: “We are pleased to have commenced what we envisage to be a mutually beneficial long-term relationship with an organisation that has a significant real estate footprint across New Zealand.”

Turners uses this property to store damaged & end-of-life cars. It also owns a large site at 160 Roscommon Rd, used for trucks & machinery.

Attribution: Argosy release.

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Perspective apartment sells post-auction

An apartment in Perspective on College Hill (pictured above) was sold shortly after today’s auction at City Sales. 3 other units – one cross-leased, one on Ngati Whatua leasehold and an apartment in the 2-year-old Urba off Karangahape Rd – were all passed in.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Century on Anzac, 100 Anzac Avenue:
Features: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, parking space
Outcome: auction postponed
Agents: Grant Elliott & Tony Kelly

Quay Park

30 Cotesmore Way:
Features: 115m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, tandem garage; code compliance certificate issued in 2015 after complete reclad & roof reconstruction
Outgoings: rates $2195/year including gst; body corp operational levy $3224/year including gst, ground lease $17,500/year, new Ngati Whatua o Orakei Trust ground lease will date from 2 August but hasn’t been agreed yet
Income assessment: $775/week
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Maryanne Wong & Scott Dunn

Uptown

Urba, 5 Howe St, unit 615:
Features: 42m², one bedroom + flexi-room, deck
Outgoings: rates $1398/year including gst; body corp levy $3933/year including gst
Income assessment: $490/week, fixed until May 2019
Outcome: passed in at $300,000
Agents: Trisha Shanaghan & Gus Argyle

Isthmus west

College Hill

Perspective, 28 College Hill, unit 425:
Features: 140m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, 2 parking spaces, storage locker
Outgoings: rates $3123/year including gst; body corp levy $11,040/year including gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.3 million, sold post-auction, price undisclosed
Agent: Scott Dunn

Mt Eden

Grange Hall, 492 Mt Eden Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 share in 1039m², 70m² unit, 2 bedrooms, garage with workspace, offstreet parking
Outgoings: rates $2207/year including gst
Outcome: passed in at $710,000
Agents: Grant Elliott & Tony Kelly

Attribution: Auction.

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Tank to solve western isthmus overflows approved, round 2 begins Friday

Objectors to a stormwater & sewage holding tank to be built under expensive houses along the St Marys Bay ridge overlooking the Westhaven marina had their complaints rejected by a hearing panel last Friday, but a council committee will be back to hear them again this Friday.

Auckland Council’s regulatory committee has called a special meeting to hear objections, and to rule on them in a confidential session the same day.

As with the original hearing decision, the recommendation before the committee is to proceed with the project.

At stake is a $30 million-plus project designed to reduce – close to zero – the frequency of sewage spills into the Waitemata Harbour.

At stake from the property owners’ points of view are:

  • Loss of property value through potential development restriction
  • Extreme, unavoidable stench through vents
  • Concerns about cliff stability
  • Construction impacts, including the fear that the foundations of old houses along the route will be disturbed, and

On top of those questions is the issue of separation of storm- & wastewater – required of property owners in this area for the last 20 years when renovating, altering or redeveloping their properties, only to become mixed again at the gate.

Mr Hill commented on separation in the panel decision: “While we might accept the sincerity of the applicant’s (the council’s) assurance that this proposal is a stepping stone to that eventual outcome, the political history of this issue, as amply demonstrated by the submitters, gives no such assurance.”

Against the council desire to move forward with this project now, submitters also suggested further review, including alternatives, benefits & costs, ought to be undertaken.

However, Mr Hill said the panel had no lawful basis for requiring the application to be suspended for further analysis.

The objective of healthy waters

Auckland Council renamed & refocused its stormwater department, calling it the Healthy Waters department (Wai Ora – Healthy Waterways), in a bid to – at long last – rid the western isthmus in particular of the extremely frequent overflows arising when a deluge of rain hits the dual-purpose sewage & stormwater drains.

For years, local body politicians have fallen short of meeting the dirty-water challenge, limiting the budget and thereby ensuring the certainty of continuing spills by not separating sewage from stormwater.

But councils are now required to abide by the 2014 national policy statement for freshwater management in full by the end of 2025.

In Auckland, the Western Isthmus Water Quality Improvement Work Programme is the largest workstream funded through the targeted rate. Its aim is to progressively reduce overflows into the Waitemata Harbour from hundreds of events to 6 or fewer/outfall/year.

Auckland Council figured, at the end of 2015, it couldn’t meet the national policy statement conditions then, and set about establishing programmes last year so it could meet the policy.

Analysing the watersheds

The council has divided Auckland into 10 watersheds, where water drains to a stream, or ultimately to the harbour or open sea, and has drawn up this staged approach:

  1. Mapping the current state & key issues for each watershed
  2. Determining how to achieve the objectives & consulting the community, and
  3. Developing action plans to meet objectives, limits & targets set in collaboration with key stakeholders.

According to the outline on the council website, the third of those stages should be reached by 2020.

The hearing on the St Marys Bay project was held in September, with a final day in late October, and the hearing panel issued its decision on Friday 9 November. The panel was chaired by David Hill with panellists Mark Farnsworth, Dr Sharon De Luca & Nigel Mark-Brown.

Part of the wider western isthmus programme

The project is part of the wider St Marys Bay improvement programme which aims to improve water quality within St Marys Bay. It’s also part of the western isthmus water quality improvement programme for the wider combined sewer network catchment area, and it’s been designed to integrate with all potential long-term options to improve the network without constraining finalisation of a preferred solution.

It involves reconfiguring the Healthy Waters stormwater network, which is also used by the council-controlled Watercare Services Ltd as a means of safely conveying overflow discharges from 5 engineered overflow points in the combined sewer network, returning these overflows back into Watercare’s branch 5 sewer for treatment at the Mangere wastewater treatment plant when there is capacity.

Any residual combined sewer overflow would be discharged into the Waitemata Harbour via a new, longer marine pipeline that will replace the existing failed outfall at Masefield Beach, which would be removed.

The reconfigured network would enable combined sewer overflows to be captured & stored within the pipeline and returned to the sewer when it has capacity, for subsequent treatment at Mangere. As Mr Hill noted in the hearing decision: “This will significantly reduce the number of combined sewer overflows occurring from approximately an average of 206/year (into St Marys Bay & Masefield Beach) to approximately an average of 20/year. In addition, the replacement outfall will extend further into the Waitemata Harbour, such that when overflows do occur during larger rainfall events this will enable better dilution & dispersion.”

Additional information provided at the hearing indicated that the Masefield Beach outfall “currently discharges combined sewer overflows onto Masefield Beach approximately an average of 107 overflows/year”; and that the expected results would reduce the estimated current average annual overflow discharge volume from this part of the network to the harbour from 101,800mᶟ to 35,000mᶟ, and the proportionate contribution from domestic wastewater in those volumes from 18,300mᶟ to 700mᶟ”.

The project requires:

  • a 1km conveyance & storage pipeline (1.8m internal diameter, about 2500mᶟ capacity) extending from New St to Pt Erin Park, underground & beneath residential properties, recreation areas & road reserve, with an invert depth ranging between 5m and up to 22m deep
  • weir structures, pump stations & odour control units in Pt Erin Park & St Marys Rd Park
  • 4 (subsequently reduced to 3) air exchange poles, 8-10m high, within the road reserve on New St & London St
  • construction of shafts in Pt Erin Park (8m deep), St Marys Rd Park (9m diameter by 8m deep) and the New St/London St intersection (5m diameter by 24m deep)
  • a new 750mm internal diameter gravity pipeline along Sarsfield & Curran Sts connecting engineered overflow points 194 & 196 directly to the Pt Erin Park pump station
  • installation of a new 500m long by 150mm internal diameter rising main between Pt Erin Park & Sarsfield St, connecting to Watercare’s branch 5 sewer
  • connections to the new conveyance & storage pipeline from 5 engineered overflow points (points 194 & 196 (Sarsfield St), 172 (London St), 180 (Hackett St) & 1020 (New St)) – with point 180 remaining operational
  • construction of a new 450m by 1.4m internal diameter marine outfall pipeline with diffusers in the coastal management area off Masefield Beach, and
  • removal of the existing failed Masefield Beach 300mm outfall pipeline.

The panel concluded that, while separation is referred to, this would not be a wastewater facility because the volumes of wastewater overflow would be low.

The panel also concluded that the air discharge from the storage tank (distinct from a pipeline where the contents are continuously flushed away) would pass the required odour standard.

Experienced civil engineer Ross Thurlow proffered an alternative to eliminate the tunnelled detention tank & above-ground ventilation poles & electrically driven ventilators. But the panel concluded that his option of an odour ventilation pipe inside an enlarged pipe tunnel with discharge at Pt Erin would require too long a tunnel and would not be viable.

On the issue of land settlement once the tunnel has been put in place, the predicted settlement effects were very low ad the panel accepted that any adverse effects would be detected early to allow appropriate mitigation measures to be put in place.

The panel also accepted that neither the shaft nor tunnel construction would cause groundwater changes that would adversely affect cliff stability. Overall, on stability, the panel said: “We find the investigations sufficiently detailed to allow reasonable predictions of settlement & stability effects. These can & will be further managed through consent conditions, including implementation of a groundwater & settlement monitoring & contingency plan and a construction noise & vibration plan to measure actual behaviours of the ground in terms of groundwater levels, vibration & settlement that will allow early detection and, if necessary, implementation of mitigation measures should the works cause unexpected effects that could affect existing buildings, utilities & roads, or cliff stability.”

The final paragraph of the decision sums up the resource management issues: “While the proposed development does not achieve the outcome sought by many submitters specific to the network discharges management solution advanced in the application, it is a significant improvement over the existing coastal marine discharge situation and, we were assured, is not the end of the matter as far as council (Healthy Waters) is concerned. We have accepted that assurance and, in that context, agree that it represents an appropriate sustainable management response to the identified problem and ‘promotes’ the purpose & principles of part 2 of the Resource Management Act.”

The next round, on Friday, takes the council into more complicated territory, away from the project itself and into the realm of values.

Links:
9 November 2018: Hearing decision
Hearing documents
Auckland Council, Looking after our waterways
Regulatory committee agenda, 16 November 2018
7, Objections to St Marys Bay & Masefield Beach improvement project
Recommendation
Maps showing project overview & objectors’ properties
Options analysis for location of new infrastructure
Examples of formal notices sent to residents under the Local Government Act 2002
Copies of all objections received
Record of communications
Engineering assessments & review of development controls for each property
C1, Deliberations on objections to St Mary’s Bay & Masefield Beach improvement project (in confidential agenda)

Attribution: Hearing documents & decision, committee agenda.

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2 old suburban centre retail strips sell

Streetfront retail properties in New Lynn & Papatoetoe – both redevelopment prospects – sold under the hammer at Colliers’ auction today.

North-west

New Lynn

3114-3120 Great North Rd (pictured above):
Features: 486m² site zoned business – metropolitan centre, 307m² single-level strip retail building, 18m street frontage, 4 tenants, 3 leases expire in 2021, 2023 & 2025 with no renewal right, rear parking
Rent: $85,240/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.3 million + gst
Agents: Gareth Fraser, James Appleby & Josh Coburn

South

Papatoetoe

74 St George St, Papatoetoe (outlined).

74 St George St:
Features: 1174m² site zoned business – city centre, allowing for development up to 27m high, 368.5m², land at rear used as shared parking, building fully tenanted
Rent: $101,641/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.95 million + gst
Agents: Gareth Fraser & Matthew Barnes

Attribution: Auction documents.

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Sale St redevelopment sells

A redeveloped building on Sale St (pictured), above Victoria Park, and 2 development properties at Greenlane & in Papakura are the leading sales in Colliers’ latest transactions list.

CBD

Kitchener St

2 Kitchener St, unit 1:
Features: 1026m² retail unit, 3 tenancies
Rent: $223,500/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.5 million + gst at a 6.39% yield
Agents: Adam White, Simon Felton & Gawan Bakshi

Victoria Quarter

Hobson Towers, 26 Hobson St, level 6:
Features: 325m² office floor, 14 parking spaces
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $2.03 million + gst
Agents: Tony Allsop, Simon Child & Roger Seavill

34 Sale St:
Features: 6317m² redevelopment, 4 office floors, 2 parking levels
Outcome: sold for $63 million + gst at “a yield in the early 5%s”
Agents: Simon Child, Sam Gallaugher & Matt Lamb

Isthmus east

Greenlane

614 & 616 Great South Rd, Greenlane.

614 & 616 Great South Rd:
Features: 3867m² commercial property, net lettable area 2125m² in 2 buildings
Outcome: sold for $11.6 million at a 3.1% yield on holding income
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Simon Child, Josh Coburn & Colliers’ capital markets team

South

Papakura

40-44 East St, lot 2:
Features: vacant 1507m² corner site formerly occupied by the New World Papakura carpark
Outcome: sold for $1.54 million + gst
Agents: Chris Wakim & Matthew Barnes

South of the Bombays

Wellington

Petone

140 Hutt Rd:
Features: 1160m² site, 1020m² warehouse, showroom & office, 10 parking spaces
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $2.475 million + gst
Agents: Kieran Lennon (Colliers) in joint agency with Gollins Commercial

Taita

1115 High St:
Features: 4818m² development site
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $1.95 million + gst, with quotes in place for the removal of 1170m² of various structures
Agents: Tim Julian & Janette Lillas

Attribution: Agency release.

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Mairangi Bay sale heads Shore transactions

Bayleys commercial agents on the North Shore have sold a fully tenanted Mairangi Bay site (pictured) which has consent for apartment development, and a Rosedale industrial unit, and have signed 5 leases around the Shore and one for a Karangahape Rd shop.

Sales

North-east

Mairangi Bay

368 Beach Rd:
Features: 836m² site, 644.77m² mixed use building, 6 tenancies, local centre-zoned site has conent for an apartment development
Rent: $210,314/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in October for $4.175 million + gst at $4994/m² land, 4.9% yield with current small vacancy, 5% fully tenanted
Agents: Michael Nees & Dean Gilbert-Smith

Rosedale

BizPark North Shore, 63 Arrenway Drive, unit 2:
Features: 118m² industrial unit – office 50m², warehouse 68m², 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant in November for $585,000 + gst
Agent: Ian Waddams

Leases

CBD

Uptown

258 Karangahape Rd, shop B:
Features: 130m² shop – retail 110m², warehouse 20m²
Rent: leased in November for $45,000/year net + gst, premises rental $346/m²
Agent: Terry Kim

North-east

Rosedale
156 Bush Rd, unit B:
Features: 229.4m² industrial unit – office 122.9m², warehouse 69.6m², other area 37.4m², 4 parking spaces
Rent: leased in November for $39,000/year net + gst
Agent: James Kidd

23 Canaveral Drive, unit B:
Features: 513m² industrial unit – retail 184.5m², warehouse 300m², other area 28.5m², 8 parking spaces
Rent: leased in November for $87,000/year net + gst
Agent: Matt Mimmack

12 Parkhead Place, unit B:
Features: 545m² industrial unit – warehouse 412m², office 133m², 12 parking spaces
Rent: leased in November for $107,000/year net + gst
Agents: Laurie Burt & Matt Mimmack

Sunnynook

20 Tonkin Drive, shop 2:
Features: 56m² shop
Rent: leased in November for $16,000/year net + gst, premises rental $286/m²
Agent: Dev Choudhury

Wairau Valley

18 Link Drive, unit C:
Features: 500m² retail unit – retail 350m², mezzanine 50m², other area 100m²
Rent: leased in November for $130,000/year net + gst, premises rental $260/m²
Agent: Trevor Duffin

Attribution: Agency release.

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10 commercial sales around Bay of Plenty & Waikato

Bayleys agents have sold 10 properties around the Bay of Plenty & Waikato, including 2 more industrial sites at the Tauriko business estate outside Tauranga, 2 properties in Tauranga and 3 around Hamilton.

Out of the main centres, the most prominent sale was of the Lemon & Paeroa premises in Paeroa (pictured above).

Bay of Plenty

Tauranga

1339 Cameron Rd:
Features: 1005m² site, 360m² single-level commercial building leased to 2 food & beverage businesses, 17 parking spaces
Rent: $53,352/year net + gst, rental increase of $28,000/year for one tenancy in March 2019
Outcome: sold for $1.2 million at a 5.46% yield
Agent: James Ross

Greerton

6 Hynds Rd, unit 1:
Features: 766m2 modern, high stud warehouse, large mezzanine, high quality offices, 6 parking spaces
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $1 million
Agents: Myles Addington & Graeme Coleman

Tauriko

31 & 39 Paerangi Place, Tauriko, sold at $425/m².

31 & 39 Paerangi Place:
Features: 12,591m2 flat industrial site in Tauriko Business Estate in 2 freehold titles (11,041m2 & 1550m2), 3 street frontages, utility services, roading & titles in place
Outcome: sold for $5,351,175 at $425/m2
Agents: Lloyd Davidson & Jo Stewart

Lot 414:
Features: 837m2 of bare industrial land, one of limited number of smaller sites in Tauriko Business Estate, title expected to be issued second quarter of 2019
Outcome: sold for $375,000 at $448/m2
Agent: Lloyd Davidson

Waikato

Hamilton

CBD:

28 Harwood St:
Features: 2104m2 corner site on edge of cbd, 3328m2 Opus House, 1980s office building with grade A seismic rating, 38 parking spaces; 2 national occupants, Opus International Ltd the anchor tenant
Rent: $599,813/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for confidential price
Agents: Scott Kirk, Mike Swanson & David Cashmore

Beerescourt

430 Ulster St:
Features: cross-lease, 170m² dwelling consented for office use, 4 offices with kitchen, bathroom & onsite parking
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $471,000 to owner-occupier who will renovate for finance company business
Agent: Jason Kong

Frankton

87e Killarney Rd:
Features: Freshly renovated 120m² industrial unit plus 3 parking spaces
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $325,000, including GST, to building industry owner occupier
Agent: Anne-Marie Brown

Paeroa

2 Seymour St:
Features: 2546m² corner site at northern entrance to township with 444m² L&P building (with replica 6m L&P bottle); anchor tenancy L&P Café Bar & Brasserie, which underwent a substantial refurbishment in 2015, on 3-year lease from December 2016, with one 3-year right of renewal; buyer will occupy vacant part of the premises (previous asking rental $19,000/year)
Rent: $53,352/year net + gst
Outcome: sold post-auction for $650,000
Agents: Jo Stewart & Brendon Bradley

Putaruru

91 Tirau St:
Features: 332m² business-zoned site on State Highway 1 at the northern entrance to township, 118m² office premises in need of refurbishment
Outcome: sold for $116,500 with vacant possession
Agents: Brendon & Ryan Bradley

Tokoroa

2-4 & 6 Waratah Place:
Features: 2 adjoining titles totalling 4075m² of industrial land, exposure to State Highway 1, 183m² workshop; part of one title leased to BP Oil NZ Ltd for truckstop operation at peppercorn rental of $1/year + gst, balance of both sites vacant
Outcome: sold for $316,000
Agents: Ryan & Brendon Bradley

Attribution: Agency release.

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