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The Lakes: Developing Tauranga’s Newest Suburb

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Client

Carrus Corporation Limited

Description

The Lakes is a 254 hectare comprehensively designed and planned residential development at the southern gateway to Tauranga. When completed, it will include 1,800 residential sections housing about 5,000 people, a neighbourhood shopping centre, and an extensive network of reserves, cycle ways and footpaths.

Expertise

  • Infrastructure planning
  • Surveying
  • Project management
  • Engineering services
  • Consenting
  • Urban design

Project Completion

2018


Total Project Value

100 million plus

Just eight minutes from Tauranga’s CBD, The Lakes is a 254 hectare comprehensively designed and planned residential development at the southern gateway to Tauranga.

When completed, in 2018, it will include 1,800 residential sections housing about 5,000 people, a neighbourhood shopping centre, and an extensive network of reserves, cycleways and footpaths.

Our work

Since 2006, our multi disciplinary team has worked collaboratively to provide extensive infrastructure planning, surveying, urban design, project management and engineering services - firstly to Grasshopper Farms Limited and now to Carrus Corporation Limited. Our work on The Lakes initially involved more than two million cubic metres of earthworks design and construction. This was followed by civil design and construction, including tailored and unique solutions for earth dams, stormwater ponds, pump stations, neighbourhood reserves and general services reticulation. We’ve also completed project consenting incorporating over 40 regional and district council consents; as well as land transfer survey inputs for more than 1,500 residential lots.

We recently completed one of the largest s224 applications in Tauranga’s history after receiving sign-off for a 204 lot stage.

Result

The Lakes is a premium subdivision with over 100 hectares of greenbelt reserves with native revegetation, parks, reserves, lakes, recreation areas, cycle and walkways, running trails, children’s playgrounds and picnic spots. A neighbourhood shopping centre is nearing completion.

Carrus Corporation Limited is achieving its vision to create the best natural environment, developed in a socially sustainable manner.
 The special nature of The Lakes development has required a collaborative approach between all parties to achieve the best possible outcomes. This has meant fewer delays in Council processes and better outcomes for the Tauranga community regarding the development of a high quality new suburb.

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