NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2017
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HOBSONVILLE POINT HAPPENING Information Centre: Open 7 Days from 10am to 4pm Street of Show Homes: Open 7 days from 10am to 4pm on Liquidambar Avenue Hobsonville Point Farmers Market: Every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 1pm at Catalina Bay
Over 1000 homes have now been completed in Hobsonville Point, with the number growing steadily each day. The new owners of the 1000th house, Bryce and Alyssa Farrow (pictured), bought their Axis Series affordable home off the plans last year. Having lived with relatives while saving for a deposit, the couple say they feel lucky to have secured the one-bedroom, Jalcon-built home with the help of a KiwiSaver HomeStart grant. They were welcomed to their new neighbourhood by Social Housing and Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams, Upper Harbour MP Paula Bennett and HLC Chief Executive Chris Aiken at a special celebration held in June. “The $3.5 billion Hobsonville Point development is delivering around one new
home a day for Auckland. Already home to 3000 residents, it’s a significant development that’s changing Auckland’s urban landscape and providing much-needed houses for Auckland families. It’s by far New Zealand’s largest and fastest residential housing development,” Ms Adams says. The 1000 home milestone arrived two years earlier than initially planned and reflects the pace at which the township is progressing. More than 1600 homes have already been sold at Hobsonville Point with an average price of $730,000. Over 400 of these have been Axis Series affordable homes, sold at or below $550,000. A further 630 homes are currently under construction and a population of around 11,000 is expected at completion in 2023.
Pohutukawa Art Project: Volunteers required (especially keen knitters and crocheters) for yarn bombing of Hobsonville Point’s Pohutukawa tree. Email Kathleen Waldock for more on firstname.lastname@example.org. Kaipatiki Project: Volunteers needed for the nursery! Wednesdays between 9am and 12pm. No experience needed, learn on the job! Contact Kaipatiki for more info on (09) 482 1172 or email email@example.com Auckland Heritage Festival: ‘God Willing and Weather Permitting’ charter ferry ride from Hobsonville Point ferry terminal. October 1, 10am – midday. Tickets $12.50/adults, $7.50/ children available via The Red Boats. For more information, call Louelle Botes at HLC on (09) 261-5112.
5 MARLBOROUGH CRESCENT, HOBSONVILLE 0616 TELEPHONE 09 261 5054 FAX 09 416 5803