New Axis Release by Jalcon Homes

Jul 24 2017 Axis Series

Jalcon is delighted to be releasing 5 one bedroom plus study homes as part of the Axis Series. 

The homes are priced at $450,000 each and located in the Catalina precinct, CA9, bordering to Bomb Point Park and an easy stroll to Catalina Bay and the ferry. 

The Axis Series balloting application process has recently changed. Please visit www.axisseries.co.nz/how-to-buy/ for more information on the purchasing criteria and how to enter a ballot.

To find out more and to register for the ballot please visit the Jalcon Showhome at 7 Liquidambar Drive, Hobsonville Point with your approval letter or contact 

Melanie Tracey – melanie@jalcon.co.nz, 021 886 816

Emma Archer – emma@jalcon.co.nz, 027 678 9991

Entries for the ballot close at 4pm on Wednesday 13th September 2017, with the ballot being held on Thursday 14th September 2017. 

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Universal Homes has released another 5 Axis Series homes

Jul 8 2017 Axis Series

Universal Homes has released another 5 Axis Series homes:

3 x 1 bedroom homes for $450,000

2 x 2 bedroom homes for $500,000

These homes are located in the Buckley B precinct (superlot BB4).

The Axis Series balloting application process has recently changed. Please visit www.axisseries.co.nz/how-to-buy/ for more information on the purchasing criteria and how to enter a ballot.

Entries for the ballot close at 4pm on Sunday 23 July 2017, with the ballot being held on Monday 24 July 2017.

To learn more about these homes please visit the Universal Homes showhomes at Hobsonville Point or contact:

Steve Lindsay – stevel@universal.co.nz , 021 963 978

Lisa Fleming – lisaf@universal.co.nz; 021 679 674

 

Changes to Axis Price Cap

Jun 30 2017 Axis Series

At Hobsonville Point, we've already built 422 affordable homes, with another 200 on the way. We've just announced an increase to their price cap, from $550K to $650K. This market adjustment will allow builders to continue to deliver a diverse range of high-quality homes, and comes at the same time as changes to the buyer income cap, in line with Kiwisaver HomeStart criteria.

 

Thousandth home celebrated

Jun 6 2017 Development

Bryce and Alyssa Farrow, are the proud owners of Hobsonville Point's 1,000th home. The couple have just moved in, having bought their home a year ago under the Axis Series affordable home programme. The programme is focused on providing affordable homes to eligible first home buyers at or below a $550,000 price tag.

Alyssa and Bryce say they feel lucky to have a found a house in Auckland, and particularly in Hobsonville Point, where they've lived for the last three years and put down roots. "We didn't actually think it would be possible," says Alyssa.

They entered the ballot for a chance to buy an Axis Series home "around four times" over the space of two years. Alyssa, a teacher, and Bryce, an electrical wholesaler, lived with relatives and made use of a KiwiSaver HomeStart grant to pull together their deposit.

The one bedroom home is on the ground floor of a three storey walk-up built by Jalcon Homes. On the 1st of June, Social Housing Minister, Amy Adams and Upper Harbour MP, Paula Bennett dropped by to welcome Alyssa and Bryce to their new home as part of an event to celebrate the thousandth house milestone for the township.

Alyssa and Bryce are part of a fast-growing community. Hobsonville Point now has over 3,000 residents. By the time the township is complete it will be home to around 11,000 people in about 4,000 homes.

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Annual Sustainability Report 2015/2016

May 16 2017 Development

This year is the eighth year of reporting against the Sustainable Development Framework that was developed at the very beginning of the development process. The reporting framework clearly articulates the vision, goals and objectives for Hobsonville Point.  

Click on the link below for the full report. 

Axis Draw "The Grounds" Apartments

Apr 29 2017 Axis Series

Axis release for "The Grounds" Apartments on Hobsonville Point Road (BA24):

6 one bedroom options. 2 priced at $350,000 and 4 priced at $450,000. 

Registrations close Tuesday 16th of May at 2pm. 

Ballot draw to be on Wednesday the 17th May. 

Contact Julie Prince or visit the sales suite at 74 Hobsonville Point Road. 

M +64 21 894 071 | E julie.prince@bayleys.co.nz 

For more information on the Axis series visit www.axisseries.co.nz

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A waterfront like no other

Apr 28 2017 Community

Over-water dining is coming to Hobsonville Point with the development of Catalina Bay as a prime destination for locals and Aucklanders alike.

Developer Willis Bond & Co has released plans – which detail a stunning mix of restored heritage buildings and new ventures culminating in a gateway to the west from the water – for the precinct now known as Catalina Bay. While many will know the area as The Landing, the headland at the end of Launch Road is in fact called Catalina Bay – a name which references the area’s Air Force history and its connections to both land and sea.

Willis Bond managing director, Mark McGuinness, says construction is underway in the precinct which will eventually be home to a micro-brewery, cafés and restaurants, restored character offices, an already-thriving farmers market and between 60 and 80 high quality freehold apartments.
“Surprisingly it is highly unusual in Auckland to sit over water and enjoy a meal or a coffee. You will be able to do that at Catalina Bay.”

Restoration of the existing historic Air Force buildings and hangars is ongoing. Among those being restored is the Fabric Bay Building which is intended for use as a top-quality restaurant offering over-water dining from early 2018. Expressions of interest in this tenancy are currently being accepted.
One of the bay’s oldest buildings, which dates back to about 1929, is getting a new lease on life as the permanent home of the Hobsonville Point Farmers Market later this year. The market continues to operate in the Fabric Bay Building (located by the wharf) in the interim.

HLC will also call Catalina Bay home later this year when it moves to its new tenancy in the refurbished office space on the west side of the precinct.

“Catalina Bay will be an important community centre at Hobsonville Point as well as an important access point as ferry traffic grows,” says HLC CEO, Chris Aiken. “Plus it will become a significant waterfront recreational and commercial space for the upper Waitemata.”

Meanwhile, dredging work, to create a permanent wet edge on the sea wall surrounding the bay, is expected to be completed in the next few months.

A message from police

Apr 28 2017 Community

While sharing something on social media can be helpful, incidents should first be reported to Police to ensure we know what is going on.

To help create a safer community together, you may also consider joining your local Neighbourhood Support team (contact Sharon or Louise on 838 0132) or the Massey Community Patrol Group.
Massey Patrol came about because of the massive growth in Massey, Westgate, West Harbour and Hobsonville. Volunteers patrol in pairs for as many hours as their schedules allow. Though financially independent, the patrol has backing from Police and effectively acts as extra eyes and ears gathering intel and reporting incidents.

It is primarily responsible for patrolling the geographical areas covered by Massey Police, which includes neighbourhoods and major carparks (particularly following spikes in crime). Patrols cross borders when required to cover “hot spots” or major events such as missing children/elderly. Massey Patrol is based at Massey Community Police Station and all patrols are logged onto the Police District Command Centre for safety purposes with direct access to Police Communications.

The more people that join from your area, the more patrols in your neighbourhood. Volunteers also get to work with local Police on community events and visit Police Central Command areas not open to the public.

For more, call Maree at Massey Police on 832 4099.

Rise to the challenge

Apr 28 2017 Community

Trailblazers, mud-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts take note – the annual Runway Challenge is returning to Hobsonville Point on Sunday, May 21.

This event is a fun run or walk over a 3, 5 or 10km course with a difference, that takes in the interesting and historic surrounds of the old Hobsonville Airbase and spectacular views of Hobsonville Point. The fun run, walk and optional obstacle adventures are designed for family fun.

Now in its seventh year, the event is proudly organized by the Henderson- West Auckland Lions Club. Entry fees start from $20 per person (or $25 on the day), with all profits from the event given back to the community through the Lions Club of Henderson- West Auckland Charitable Trust. Over $13,000 in community grants was awarded last year alone.

The event starts from the Hobsonville Point Primary School where entertainment and stalls will also be onsite between 9am and 1pm. For more information, please visit www.runwaychallenge.co.nz.

A place to play

Apr 28 2017 Community

Opportunities for play and adventure will soon await those who turn right at the seaward end of Launch Road.

Nestled above the iconic Estuarine sculpture and commanding stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour, Harrier Point Park is set to become a family favourite when it opens later this year. The park will feature a large lawn area, a gas barbeque, public exercise equipment and play equipment for children, including a flying fox and large swing.

Colourful creation in the making

Apr 28 2017 Community

Shades of red, orange and hot pink, combined with splashes of lime, will adorn Hobsonville Point Road’s pohutukawa tree when it receives its second lot of handmade livery later this year.

The tree, which is located opposite the end of Cochrane Road, was first dressed in knitted and crocheted art, often referred to as yarn bombing, three years ago. Ornate and intricate designs, sewn together to form a larger cosy covering (pictured), intrigued passers-by at the site for two years.
Now lead artist, Alison Milne, and a team of creative volunteers are again busy behind the scenes, making magical and entirely unique creations out of acrylic wool. Alison says the project gives volunteers enormous scope to display individual flair.

“Though they are producing to size, there’s an awful lot of artistic input from the knitters and crocheters themselves. It’s a challenge for them to do different stitches within their piece and how they use the colour is entirely up to them.”

Alison is currently seeking volunteers to join the team as there is plenty to do before the tree is again dressed in November.

“You don’t have to be a wonderful artist or great with textiles to be able to make work for it. It can be done really, really simply. People just do it for the sheer joy.”
For more information, please contact Kathleen Waldock at HLC on kathleen.waldock@hlc.co.nz.