Parklands Residential Estate
Planning Started: 2000
Construction Started: April 2005
Completed: Not Completed
Work is well underway on the third area of Parklands, otherwise known as Parklands Area 3.
Located south of the Hawke’s Bay Airport, Lagoon Farm originally formed part of a much more expansive Ahuriri Estuary. The 1931 earthquake uplifted the land in this area, considerably reducing the size of the lagoon.
Lagoon Farm passed into Napier City Council ownership in 1989 local government restructuring. The Napier Urban Growth Strategy of 1999 identified the need to develop part of the farm as residential sections to meet the demand for new housing in the city.
When the Council ratified its Proposed District Plan in November 2000, 120 hectares of the farm were rezoned Residential.
The development area, named Parklands Residential Estate, is located on the south side of Prebensen Drive and west of Tamatea Drive.
Infrastructural work began in April 2005 on the first area, comprising 232 lots, bordered by Tamatea Drive, Westminster Avenue, Orotu Drive and Pacific Avenue, and was completed four years later.
Area 2 added a further 247 sections between Pacific Avenue and Prebensen Drive, bordered by Orotu Drive to the west. This area was connected to Prebensen Drive with a roundabout in 2015.
Construction of the first three stages of Area 3 began in June 2016, and were completed in December 2016. Work on the next stage is due to begin in July 2017.
For more information, go to www.parklandsnapier.co.nz