Hobsonville Land Company’s (HLC) Sustainability Report for 2014/15 is complete, with some pleasing results.

The report articulates HLC’s vision, goals and objectives for Hobsonville Point, and how we are tracking against the measures and indicators in our Sustainability Development Framework (which covers environmental, economic, social and cultural spheres). Some of the report’s highlights are:

  • Electricity use continues to be below our target and is 12% lower than the Auckland average. This will be because of heat pump hot water, LED lighting, double glazing and higher than code insulation.
  • Water use is 33% lower than the Auckland average (however still 5L/person/day above our target) thanks to rainwater tanks and low flow toilets and fittings.
  • Our builder partners have exceeded our target of delivering one new home each working day. 23% of all houses sold to date have been affordable homes priced at, or below, $550,000.
  • We have a good mix of typologies with 9% apartments, 57% terraced/duplex and 34% free standing. We have a good mix of size with 6% one beds, 29% two beds, 35% three beds, 28% four beds, 2% five beds, and one six bedroom home.
  • Our 2015 biodiversity survey has found that while construction activity has negatively impacted on the natural environment in some areas, overall more indigenous birds and fewer pest species were counted than prior to development.
  • 79% of people drive to work and education. We want to see this at 40% by 2026 so still a long way to go.