Residential Subdivision – Pukawa D2 & D3, Kuratau

Cheal is proud to be involved in residential land development for the Trustees of Pukawa D2 and the Trustees of Pukawa D3 in Kuratau.

This is the remaining portion of land previously zoned Lakeshore Residential by Taumarunui County Council, prior to the amalgamation of this area into Taupo District.

The D2 and D3 Trusts have completed several other subdivisions individually and in their own right in association with Ian Blance and Associates from Taumarunui, which was merged with Cheal in early 2008.

Cheal’s geotechnical, civil engineering and surveying resources are being used to good effect on this challenging subdivision. The land is covered in regenerated bush and part of the property is low lying flat land near the Kuratau River. The unique subdivision will allow dwellings to be constructed in the existing bush and restrictive covenants will be registered to protect bush remaining on these residential sites. A large amount of the land will remain undeveloped and will be vested in either Private or Public Reserve. Pedestrian links are formalised through some of this established bush to allow the public easier access to the Whiowhio Reserve and the Kuratau River Esplanade. Innovative stormwater solutions are required in order to discharge runoff from the low lying parts of the site near the Kuratau River.

Geotechnical investigation has been required to evaluate risks associated with liquefaction following on from the Christchurch, Wellington and Kaikoura earthquakes.

Cheal has provided vital input to ensure development is able to proceed over a very challenging site which is constrained in a number of ways.