Awarded to:

    • The Property Group Limited
    • Whangārei District Council

    for ...

    Whangārei Inner City Living Business Case and Tool kit

    The project demonstrates an innovative and new approach to bridging the gap between planning policy and the challenges facing the development sector. It used a combination of market research, feasibility studies and industry knowledge to ground truth the assessment and to identify where interventions where required to achieve the vision for a vibrant city centre. A collaborative approach was used to bring key stakeholders together to work through problems and find agreed and practical solutions as well as developing ongoing working relationships - a key to success. The project has resulted in establishing a pathway to improve the market attractiveness for inner city living in Whangārei City. It is a demonstration of how achieving strategic outcomes sought is a process and Council can play a role in not only setting the strategic direction but facilitating the pathway for change.