Chief Executive Rob Marshall and property consultant Evan Vertue recently attended the Waiwera Property Owners and Ratepayers Association (WAIPORA) to update them on work completed over the past year. Mr Marshall’s presentation to almost 100 residents at the meeting was well received. “We felt it was an opportune time to update the community on our work over the past year and the feedback from the community was very positive” said Mr Marshall.
After presenting some background on the history of Urban Partners and their current projects, the discussion turned to Waiwera. Topics covered included the results of market assessments, geothermal water investigations, heritage assessments of historic bathhouses, wastewater reticulation option analysis and masterplanning and concept development.
Urban Partners’ vision for Waiwera is to “create a world class leisure and hospitality destination” befitting its unique natural attributes and proximity to Auckland. Although significant progress has been made on development options across the three land holdings under Urban Partners management, no firm decisions have yet been made as to the precise timing and nature of development. It is clear however, that any development will necessarily be staged over a number of years. The development is most likely to comprise a combination of hospitality, health and wellness, leisure and both temporary and permanent accommodation.
“We were very pleased to be able to update the local community in this way and will continue to engage with WAIPORA on a regular basis” said Mr Marshall.