https://marsrealty.co.nz/property/9-11-schnapper-rock-road-greenhithe/Happening in and around Auckland..
Auckland Port move: Import costs would rise by up to $600m says new study
The latest volley over a proposal to move Auckland’s port to Northland says the cost of imports could rise by more than $600 million a year.
The Ports of Auckland-commissioned report said the city’s economy would also have been $158m a year smaller over the past five years without the downtown port.
The release of the report is part of a flurry of arguments as a cabinet committee meets on Wednesday to consider the report of a working group which has recommended closing Auckland’s port and expanding Northport, south of Whangarei.
Moving Ports of Auckland’s freight operations to Northport. That would completely cut the big freighters from the Waitematā Harbour and greatly reduce the number of big trucks coming and going from the city.
Upgrading Northport to take the extra load would cost about $10 billion, the report says.
It would require a new railway line to connect Northport to the main trunk line, roading upgrades, a new freight terminal and possibly other rail upgrades.
Auckland’s port would still be used for ferries and cruise ships. Ports of Auckland has a stake in Northport so it could make money from the move. This has been mooted in interim reports but the final recommendations are now with the Cabinet.
“North-land has been under valued for long as coastal leading area of New Zealand with deep blue sea water due to transport education investment fund shortages it has fallen far behind the power of growth compared with the other areas in greater Auckland though for the potential/ strategy/historical culture whilst still holds huge potential.
It has got, ‘Rapid Capital Gain’ future for its master plan development in coming. As one of the Northlands tourist leading area also it has best kept secret.. of New Zealand Maori culture its part of the expansion and extension for national tourism growth for international cruises in global market.
Representing New Zealand there is no better place to offer the white sandy beaches, the rich farm earth, the amazing gulfs and the unique deep sea port…… Tell me the value? You nominate it!”
Despite the result of Port Shifting Drama, it is obvious to predict that the focus of future urban and economic development is associated with Whangarei, Auckland, and Tauranga.
That is the “To North and To East” prediction.
Linking Whangarei and Auckland will grant local suburbs greater potential and development opportunities.
Taking Warkworth as an example, the suburb located on the northern boundary of Auckland was famous for the beautiful Matakana village and vineyards.
However, if the future of Whangarei is guaranteed as the satellite urban partner to leverage Auckland’s fast ubranising growth, Warkworth will receive the best chances of transformation ever.
Located right at the midway between two major cities, Warkworth has already attracted some private and international developers.
From Stubbs Farm to Woodcock Subdivision, once a quite country road, Sandspit Road and few nearby routes, all having subdivisions, constructions, and developments taking places at the moment you read this blog.
Although some of the area are zoned with Future Urban Zone under Unitary Plan from Auckland Council, it does not meet the fast growing demand.
More developers are calling for further policy support of rezoning the Future Urban Zone to Residential, Mixed Housing Suburban, and Commercial.
Expectation of growth in population, labour force, and buying power, granted confidence to the pioneer developers to plan for thousands of dwellings to be erected.
Big hotel chain Millennium & Copthorne buys CBD land for an hotel in Whangarei, Click for further read: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/117685457/big-hotel-chain-millennium–copthorne-buys-cbd-land-for-an-hotel-in-whangarei
For further information, please call Matty Ma who recently listed 360 Sandspit Road in Warkworth. Also, members from Team Matty Ma had more listings from the area and nearby suburbs.
Call Blair for his 9 Laly Haddon Place, or Evan for his 515 Kahikatea Flat Road and 141 Valley Road.
Evan and Shawn also had listed a development opportunity close to the centre of Albany, 9 & 11 Schnapper Rock Road in Greenhithe.
Oversea buyers must see! Browns Bay luxurious apartments, The Victor, on sale!
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Mean while here at the office TEAM Mars Realty celebrated another birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATTY MA