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NZ’s first golf course retirement village under construction

POSTED ON January 17, 2020 @ 3:17 pm

Metlifecare has announced plans for New Zealand’s first retirement village to be developed on an existing golf course.

Earthworks have begun for Fairway Gardens in east Auckland’s Botany Downs, a $180 million job on land the business bought from the Pakuranga Golf Club.

“The resource consent covers all stages of the $180 million development, with the first 48 premium apartments expected to be completed mid-2021,” a Metlifecare statement said.

Glen Sowry, chief executive said: “It’s a great milestone to break ground on what we believe will be a village unlike any other, with unobstructed access to an outstanding golf course and real community integration that promotes wellness and social interaction.”

The unique site is beside the club on the corner of Botany Rd and Cascades Rds. More than 200 independent and serviced apartments and a 40-bed hospital will be built.

“The village holds clear appeal for golf lovers. Many of Pakuranga Golf Club’s members have already registered interest,” Sowry said.

Metlifecare first bought 2.38ha of the golf club site in 2017 then an additional 1.06ha in 2018. The total development area now stands at 3.44ha.

 

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