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$300m Bayswater Marina scheme out for public notification - documents on council site

Plans for the $300 million 121-apartment project at Bayswater Marina have today been publicly notified.

Auckland Council's website now shows the details of the scheme for the North Shore land owned by Bayswater Marina Holdings, part of Simon and Paula Herbert's Empire Capital business.

Application is being made for resource consent to redevelop the existing marina reclamation land with public open spaces, landscaping, apartments, terraced housing, commercial activities and parking in the Bayswater maritime precinct.
The master plan, architectural plans for the apartments, landscape plans, a high analysis, geotechnical investigations, acoustic and transport assessments, a report on construction, stormwater outfalls, and engineering drawings are all now available to view.

Plans posted today show courtyards in the middle of apartment blocks, but instead of being landscaped as they are in many other projects, these have car parks at their heart.
Chris Darby, a North Shore councillor and planning committee chairman, said genuine community engagement was being sought from the developer.


Darby encouraged Herbert to visit the best waterfront developments overseas and said that Herbert had done that.

Plans are for 94 terraced homes and 27 apartments in three buildings. Around 350 people could live on the site under the revised plan, the application says.

Existing marina berthage areas will be untouched and associated car parking and marine-related commercial activities will be upgraded.

The Bayswater Community Committee said last month it would undertake an online survey asking about the proposed development, what people value and what they want.



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I hope every one is looking at what is proposed and that there will be objections and lots of.

"associated car parking and marine-related commercial activities will be upgraded"  all existing marine related activities are gone and only retail type industries will possibly be in the new development.  The boat ramp will now be unusable for most if not all and trailer parks are basically gone.  Unless it's a jet ski as that's about all that will fit.

While the majority of current users are power boats this also rules out the kids training with 470's and there coach boats which are often down there.

Here's a petition which would be great if more signed,  if you do add a comment as well if possible.


Another option is to support the local berth holders association which is looking at challenging.

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Let's see, some simple[?] arithmetic. This development is not being done by one developer with half a dozen trucks etc. It's being sold as approx 90 odd separate lots, for individual builders. If we assume reasonably, that each builder will bring at least a truck and a ute to the build - which seems to be my observation of what is going on in my street - that means a minimum of 180 vehicles on site each day. Where will they park? That means on average - neglecting peak times, a truck movement every 90 seconds. Add in the delivery hiabs with precast materials and timber??

I'm not saying this development cannot go ahead, but not in this format.


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Bayswater Marina terrace, apartment housing sliced by a third to new $300m+ scheme

The number of terrace and apartment residences proposed for land beside a North Shore marina has been cut by around a third from 119 to 78 homes after hearings at Takapuna closed yesterday.

A $300 million-plus scheme is still planned there but less intensive than originally proposed.

Simon and Paula Herberts’ Bayswater Marina Holdings revised plans for the scheme beside the marina not far from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and within a few minute’s journey from Auckland CBD via ferry.

Hearing commissioners now have 30 working days to make their decision and rule whether the revised scheme will be allowed but they can extend that timeframe.

Plans last year were for a 250-home scheme. The original plans changed after Auckland Council officers withdrew their support for the scheme in September.

In 2018, the Herald reported the Auckland Marina Users Association opposed plans to change marina areas with housing developments but Herbert said the Unitary Plan encouraged regeneration of barren marina carparks with new waterfront developments.

The association opposed the sale of land around waterfronts by public bodies but Herbert said use could be improved by development.

As for the new 78-residence scheme, whether critics will accept even that scaled-back new plan if it wins approval from the commissioners is yet to be decided.



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