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Matapouri Road – Whangarei (Whangarei District)

Key Features

  • Created a total 49 allotments with an average lot size of approximately 800m².
  • The design allows for an internal mail loop road with five cul-de-sacs and associated cluster of dwellings.
  • Access to each allotment is obtained from the associated cul-de-sac as opposed to the main loop road.
  • The development incorporates an Innoflow communal sewer treatment plant which allows for the small lot size given there is no Council reticulated sewer system in Matapouri. The system allows for an individual inter-septic tank with small bore diameter pipes connecting individual lots through to a communal treatment plant. The treated effluent is then disposed to surrounding bush clad slopes and providing irrigation to amenity plantings. A body corporate is present to oversee the continued maintenance and running of the Innoflow system.
  • The subdivision was designed to a high end specification with the incorporation of tennis courts, significant landscaping and a network of pathways providing access through to Matapouri Bay.
  • The design allowed for a significant volume of earthworks to remove unsuitable material and create suitable building foundations.
  • The civil design allowed for privately owned internal roading layout that the deviated from the current Council Engineering Standards. The design allowed for reduced carriage way and separate parking with grass swales as opposed to kerb and channel in an effort to reduce the areas of sealed surface and the resulting control in stormwater runoff.
  • Two large stormwater retention ponds were created to provide the subdivision with stormwater neutrality.

Comment

The alternative design and attention to detail matched with a superior finish has created an outstanding subdivision which Reyburn & Bryant are pleased to be associated with. Reyburn & Bryant were involved in all aspects of the completion of the subdivision including the initial design, management of the resource consent process, civil engineering design and construction management, Land Transfer survey and overall project management.

Progress

Stage 1 was completed in December 2005.
Stage 2 is due to be completed in early 2010.