$10m Rototuna project may start soon

ANDREA FOX
Last updated 05:00 02/02/2013

Relevant offers

Industries

Carpentry tutor nails The Block NZ's health and safety attitude Bloody marvellous! John Campbell and Morning Report lead RNZ to a ratings resurgence Massive US convenience store rollout for Kiwi self-pay technology Star spangled shoot 'em ups bringing big bucks to Kiwi countryside Travel firms urged to boycott 'tiger tourism' Views of Mt Victoria in Devonport threatened by Unitary Plan Removing a smoke alarm proves costly for tenant Customs 'disappointed' it will have to wait for whizzy crime-fighting software Air New Zealand sets new benchmark for wine industry Wellington's Felix Cafe property put on the market

Building could get under way soon on a long-planned $10 million mixed apartment, cafe, retail and office development at Rototuna after two court challenges were resolved.

Graeme Matangi, spokesman for developer Rototuna Ventures, formerly Trig Developments, said it was hoped building would start in three months, with a 12-month construction time.

Progressive Enterprises, owner of the nearby Countdown supermarket, had withdrawn its appeal to the Environment Court, and an agreement had been reached with another challenger, Keith Houston, the owner of the Rototuna Shopping Centre opposite, Mr Matangi said.

Mr Houston is a Hamilton veterinarian and property investor, who claimed the development was being allowed with 35 per cent less car parking than normally required for a development of the size proposed, and that visitors to the complex would park in the Rototuna shopping centre.

Both challengers were satisfied their concerns about traffic effects would be addressed, the developer's lawyer, Joan Forret, said.

The Environment Court has yet to sign off on the resolutions, but Mr Matangi is confident building could start soon, after 20 months of planning.

The project will rise on a one-hectare property on the corner of Thomas and Horsham Downs roads.

On the opposite corner, a McDonalds and a mega Palmers store are planned.

Ad Feedback

- Waikato Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content