The 27 hectare residential development is bordered by Johnston Road and McNeill Street has a variety of sections available for purchase, ranging from 433m2 - 7947m2 plus lifestyle blocks ranging from 5018m2 - 3.33ha.
It has a variety of sections available for purchase. Roads, footpaths, cycle and walkways, including reserve park land, will also be part of the development and along with great views out to Kaka Point and the Nuggets, make the subdivision an appealing and friendly neighbourhood.
All sites have services to their boundaries, including ultra-fast broadband.
The former plantation land, owned by Council, has most recently been used for grazing and the costs of the subdivision project will be rates neutral.
Updated Picture of Plantation Heights
As of October 2017
Looking towards Balclutha Township
Sections for Sale
As of July 2017, work has been completed, and sections are now available for purchase at the Plantation Heights Subdivision. Potential purchasers can now purchase sections, directly through the Clutha District Council.
For information on the sections still available and purchase price (listed on the second page of the attachment), click here.
Below is a picture of all the sections at Plantation Heights. For a downloadable map, click here.
Sections which have been marked with a black cross have been sold.
Sections which have been marked with a pink cross, are currently under offer. In the event that the purchaser does not enter into an unconditional agreement, the section will subsequently become available again.
Landscape Management Plan Implementation - drawings
Landscape Management Plan
Street Lighting Design
The main construction contract was awarded to SouthRoads for a tender price of $2.55 million and will include work such as road construction, laying water, sewer and storm-water pipes, as well as landscaping.
There are additional items associated with the project such as other road construction work, pump station construction , power supply and telecommunications, which are not part of the main construction contract, but will be happening at the site in the coming months.
The total cost of the project is expected to be approximately $5.7 million.
Work officially started at the site with a sod-turning ceremony on 31 October.
Pictured below, from left: SouthRoads Otago Construction Divisional Manager Connell Burdon, SouthRoads Contract Manager Dane Meek, Councillor Carol Sutherland, Mayor Bryan Cadogan, Terramark Project Manager Chris Milburn, Council CEO Steve Hill at the official opening of the worksite.
The surveying and development company Terramark is project managing the subdivision development of behalf of Council.
A public competition to name the subdivision, along with its streets and reserves has resulted in the following names:
|||Winning Name:||Suggested by:|
|Subdivison ||Plantation Heights||Carolynne Stephens & Diane White.|
|Street 1||Oregon Place||Carolynne Stephens|
|Street 2||Monterey Drive||Clutha Development|
|Street 3||Cypress Lane||Carolynne & Ken Stephens|
|Reserve 1||Lancewood Reserve||Ken Stephens|
These names were chosen by councillors following the competition and reflect the subdivision's history as a former plantation site.
Why Council is developing a subdivision
Mayor Bryan Cadogan said the subdivision development was a chance for individuals to join in the exciting momentum of growth and it addressed a growing need for accommodation throughout the district.
Council Chief Executive Steve Hill said it was one way to address the accommodation shortfall that has been identified in Balclutha, in a strategic location that is relatively close to the town while offering views and other amenities.
“The development is in keeping with the direction set in Council’s 10-year Long Term Plan, which provided for us to take a leadership role in driving our district’s economy and be proactive about promoting growth.”
Council will also be looking at the accommodation shortfall in Milton as part of the Community Plan process, which has started for the Milton, Waihola and Balclutha townships.