Business South January 2024

| 45 T T Rosa Watson Reshaping the Nelson housing scene Garry Adcock first acquired the land in the early 2000s paving the way for a mid-2000s planning phase. Toi Toi Grove DEVELOPMENT A new development in Nelson is creating exciting opportunities for homes ownership in the city. Stage One launch of the Golden Elm Rise Subdivision was launched in September with a vision to reshape the local housing scene. Robin Goetzke, the licensed salesperson for the subdivision, said developers had worked tirelessly to bring the project to life and supply the community with more housing. He said it was the first big development in recent times that allowed standalone homes so close to the city. The eight Stage One sections range from 475sqm to 900sqm starting at $330,000. Once finished there will be 160 sections. The CBD is a 15-minute walk away, with local amenities, schools, places of worship, retail centres, sports grounds and the Nelson Hospital in close proximity. It is also on a key Nbus route to the city centre. The project had been a collaborative effort, Robin said. Garry Adcock first acquired the land in the early 2000s paving the way for a mid-2000s planning phase. The Global Financial Crisis of 2007 and 2008 halted progress until the project regained momentum in 2016, securing Special Housing Area consent endorsed by MP at the time, Nick Smith, now the current Mayor of Nelson. Development manager Aaron Adcock said Golden Elm Rise met a diverse range of need “Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a retiree, an investor, or a family looking to build, this development caters to everyone.” A key driving force of the project’s mission was to empower first-time homebuyers and families to realise their dreams of homeownership.” Through construction, the Adcock family have remained involved, with Garry and his sons, Aaron and Kane, taking a hands-on approach with the project, navigating every aspect, from earthmoving machinery to drainage installation and roading. Aaron and Kane even worked on site themselves, and engaged Nelson’s best subcontractors, operators and construction staff, to ensure a very efficient and effective team. Garry said developing hillside land was very expensive and challenging. “It requires a careful and measured approach.” Three core principles were carried over in the design, construction and marketing of the development; keeping costs minimal, providing a variety of section sizes to allow for flexibility in house building, and being community focused, he said. As well as single freehold lots, Golden Elm Rise will also in the future include apartment style living and duplex units. “The project will soon have large, consented sites that will allow the development of apartment style living. “Duplex Units will also be available within the development. Specific consented sites are being constructed to allow for single or multiple purchasers to make the most of this affordable style of living. Robin said the city was in need of more housing. “It also allows more accommodation. For example, with the new hospital upgrade, that is just around the corner from there and with that should attract skilled workers into the city. “Nelson has always been popular, and a place people want to live at. Developments like the ones we are offering are needed to meet the demand.” With Nelson being set in hills, hillside developments were always more challenging and costly, he said. “So, it is important to support local developers like the ones in Golden Elm Rise that want to see the community grow and are willing to take on the challenge.” Driveways • Drainage • Earthworks • Infrastructure • Landscaping • Subdivisions & more PROUDLY SUPPORTING TOI TOI GROVE +64 27 334 9312