Council to Develop Another Stage of Residential Building Sections

Thursday 8 November 2012, 5:18PM
By Marlborough District Council


Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman today announced that Council is proceeding with development of the third stage of the District Council’s Boulevard Park-on-Taylor residential subdivision.

This follows the successful release onto the market of sections in Stages 1 and 1B of this residential subdivision on Taylor Pass Road in Blenheim’s south-west.

Mr Sowman says sales of the 18 sections in Stage1B have occurred steadily, with 14 sales in the last nine months and the remaining four lots now under contract.

The Mayor says there have been more positive signals of interest in the area recently with enquiries coming from members of the public and from the building sector.

“The same boulevard concept used for the earlier stages has been adopted for this next stage including sections set back from the road, formed swales, meandering tree-lined footpaths and side road property access,” he says.

The development is managed by Council’s MDC Holdings and will be marketed by real estate company, Harcourts Marlborough.

Consent has been granted for 43 lots in this latest stage but Harcourts will determine the timing of release of these sections to the market, says Mr Sowman. Titles would be available about mid-way through next year.

“The decision is good for the civil construction industry and will ultimately flow into the building sector and through to the local community,” he says.

This land in the Taylor Pass area was obtained by the Blenheim Borough Council in the late 1960s for the purpose of residential development with the long term aim of providing up to about 350 residential sections.