A $200 million development of residential housing and amenities at Mangawhai remains on track despite a four-month delay in a public meeting to discuss the project, according to the developer, Viranda.
Viranda chair Andrew Guest says Mangawhai Central remains on schedule for a 2020 opening.
The development will be located between Mangawhai village and the heads.
Mr Guest says technical details, particularly around environmental impacts, have taken longer to sort out than anticipated.
“We want to make sure we get this project right in terms of what local people requested and that involves a comprehensive process,” Mr Guest says. “We settled on the land on March 29, a month ahead of contract date, and will be applying for resource consent by August, so everything is still on track.”
He says tenants have been secured for a supermarket, petrol station with electric charging, hardware store, retail shops, 15 light industrial buildings and, potentially, a medical centre.
“Feedback on the development has been positive, and the response from businesses to occupy it shows the demand for what we are creating.”
The next public meeting will be held at the Mangawhai Club, next to the golf club, on April 27 at 5.30pm.