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What is Weiti and what is Weiti Bay?

Weiti comprises 864 ha (2,135 acres) of land on the coast between Long Bay and Whangaparoa, accessible from East Coast Road (alongside State Highway 1).  Weiti is an extraordinary conservation setting with hundreds of hectares of green spaces, native forests, wetlands, bird and wildlife.  WeitiBay is the development of a total land area of 93.7 ha within Weiti on the seafront.  WeitiBay has 150 lots on a housing development area of 27.0 ha with the balance of 66.7 ha remaining as landscaped open green space and private common area for residents to enjoy.


How big are the lots?

In the WeitiBay Stage 2 Development all the lots are between 1500 m2 and 2,000 m2.


Are the lots freehold title?

Yes


Will there be an approved building platform on my lot?

Yes.  The building platform is identified in the contract documents. The lot plans include the lot boundaries and area and contours and height.


What does it mean when it says this is a gated community?

WeitiBay will be private to residents and guests. The roads inside WeitiBay will be private as will the common landscape areas owned by the 150 residents of WeitiBay.  The entrance to WeitiBay has a gate requiring code or phone access for residents and guests. The system mirrors many thousands of similar gated community arrangements internationally and in New Zealand. 


If I purchase, what do I get in addition to ownership of my Lot?

A1: Exclusive WeitiBay Rights and Assets: Residents at WeitiBay with their guests will have exclusive access to:

a.      the WeitiBay Common Landscaped Areas – 66.7 ha of private park within WeitiBay;                and

b.      the Private Roads and footpaths within WeitiBay. 

The Common Landscaped Areas total 66.7 ha of WeitiBay.

A2: Weiti Residents Facilities: Subject to Resource Management Consents, residents at Weiti Bay will share access on a user pays basis with owners of other lots on the balance of Weiti to:

  1.       stables;
  2.       a racquets club;
  3.       a fitness club (including a gym and pool);
  4.       a daily shop (a retail facility stocking a wide range of daily needs).

The residents facilities are expected to commence construction in 2020.

Other facilities will be built at Weiti over time including Boat Sheds near Stillwater. Villages 1 and 2 – which are located in the valley behind WeitiBay and separated by a ridge – will contain substantial retail, café, bar, restaurant and other facilities. 

None of the above facilities will be built prior to settlement.

A3: Public Facilities: Public Facilities which the WeitiBay residents will have access to:

 i.    41ha of public parks open to the public via reserve land to be transferred by grant to the Auckland Council including Stillwater Reserve land, Karepiro Bay walk way extension land, D'Acre Cottage Reserve extension land, and Haigh's Access Road public park (25ha).

ii.    Karepiro Bay walkway buffer land to be transferred DOC.

iii.   A walkway from Haigh’s Access Road to the Conservation Institute (5.8km).

iv.    A walkway from the Conservation Institute to Weiti Village Public Car park (2.3km).

 v.    A walkway from the Public Car park to Conservation Institute via road (2.1km).

 vi.   A walkway from the Weiti Village Public Car park to D’Acre Cottage through native bush joining up with the Okura Bush Walkway and Okura  Estuary Scenic Reserve (1.0km).

vii.    A further track between Stillwater and Karepiro Bay (0.5km).

viii.   Public walkway rest areas (4).

ix.     Public walkway toilets (3 sets, 12 in total)

x.      A 20ha of public conservation institute and gardens facility.

xi.     A 20ha of Mountain Biking facility.

xii.    A public lookout tower.

These facilities create an extensive recreational network over a very large natural area and are required to be provided as conditions of the issue of titles at various stages of the development, an offer agreed by us as part of the zone conditions for Weiti. The plan of these Public Facilities and their locations is shown on the Weiti Zone Plan. 


Why is there an Architecture Code and how does it affect me?

A: The Architecture Code is there to protect

  1. each owner’s views (through height limits and pre-approved building sites and envelopes);
  2. mutual interests in privacy (by seeking that houses face the view, that living areas face north for sun and that walls with a southern aspect (the least sun) have privacy arrangements built in;
  3. the overall quality of development to preserve value for owners by ensuring certain standards are met while giving owners significant freedom to build the house of their dreams.


Do I have to build a house like the sample ones in the Architecture Code?

No. Those are just examples. The Code permits a wide variety of materials and arrangements and forms of buildings. The Code is designed to allow owners considerable freedom while preserving controls over key elements of quality.


Will you be selling land and house contracts?

Yes. We are doing that with a small list of preferred construction firms although we are happy to sell sites without a construction contract.  


How far is Weiti from the Auckland CBD?

The entrance to Weiti is approximately 25kms and 25 minutes drive from the Auckland CBD area via the Oteha Valley Rd interchange and State Highway 1. Most of the journey is motorway and Weiti benefits from having a shorter low speed commute than substantial parts of the North Shore which are physically closer, but have a longer slow speed commute. Auckland Council is investigating a proposal to construct the Penlink  interchange early (at the point the Weiti entrance road meets East Coast Road) to provide immediate access to State Highway 1 at this point and relieve congestion at the Silverdale interchange further north. When that interchange is built the whole of the journey from the Weiti entrance to the CBD will be on State Highway 1.


What is Penlink and how will it affect access to Weiti?

Penlink is a new regional link road to be constructed between State Highway 1 at the current Weiti entrance and Whangaparoa to the north of Weiti. Penlink is consented, forms part of the Auckland Council Long Term Plan, and further work is being done now on the alignment and engineering of Penlink prior to committing to a start date.  Penlink will track the western boundary of Weiti on land previously part of Weiti acquired by the Council. Weiti is permitted several access points to Weiti. When Penlink is built access to State Highway 1 will be via Penlink.  The effect of the construction of Penlink will be to improve access to the CBD and to the north. The effect of establishment of the interchange for Penlink early, as is being discussed, will similarly improve access to Weiti. 


What about access in the meantime to East Coast Road?

We have completed construction of a high quality 5km public sealed road from the edge of WeitiBay to East Coast Road. The Private Roads within WeitiBay are high quality sealed roads and the road from the gate at WeitiBay to East Coast Road is a public two lane sealed road.  The Council is required as a matter of law to maintain access - including while Penlink is being built.


Can East Coast Road handle the WeitiBay traffic before Penlink is built?

East Coast Road was formerly the main state highway north of Auckland.  It is operating well under its original design capacity and can absorb the Weiti development. Beca Infrastructure Limited are advising on all aspects of traffic management and roads as we work with Auckland Council to ensure smooth integration with the Council’s infrastructure.  Presently access to State Highway 1 is at the Silverdale interchange to the north, and the Oteha Valley Rd interchange to the south.  When the Penlink interchange is built, as part of Penlink or earlier, access will be via the Penlink interchange.