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Developer and engineer Eric Au with one of the units under construction. Photo: TERESA RAMSEY

Work begins on Ngatea retirement development


Work is underway on a new retirement village complete with rest home and childcare centre in a $40 million development for Ngatea.
Developer and civil engineer Eric Au said three of the two-bedroom units in the retirement village had already been sold, and work on the rest home part of the development was set to begin in 17 months’ time.
Each unit in the retirement village will be 100 to 110 square metres, including two bedrooms and a single garage on a minimum of a 300 square metre fee simple section. These units will be available for purchase upon completion.
The rest home will be a contemporary, purpose-built complex with 40 ensuite rooms (including dementia units), complete with staff accommodation and outdoor living spaces. There will be a further 32 serviced apartments for independent living in the rest home complex, which will be sold under the unit title instead of right to occupy.
The development will also include a childcare centre catering for 50 children, a cafe and six residential dwellings, which sit on a 3 hectare site in the Ngatea North subdivision.
The development holds special meaning for Mr Au, who plans to name the rest home after his late wife Cella, who died in 2015.
Originally from Hong Kong, Mr Au moved to Auckland in 1996 and recently moved from Miranda to Ngatea, where he is enjoying living in one of the recently completed residential dwellings.
He believes the development will be great for Ngatea and a “good transition” for many residents who want to stay in the Hauraki town.
“It matters to me that it is a pleasant environment for the community. I’m putting quite a bit of effort into making that happen,” he said.
Mr Au said work on the development was currently progressing well, with subdivision infrastructure such as roading, power, drainage and fibre already installed.
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