New Shelly Bay plans reveal improved foreshore accessibility

5:11 pm on 28 March 2019

More green spaces and increased accessibility to the foreshore are shown in new plans for a development at Wellington's Shelly Bay, which have been released today.

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Shelly Bay project designers are promising beautiful building forms befitting the pristine coastal environment. Photo: RNZ /SUPPLIED

Late last year consents for the $500 million project were quashed by the Court of Appeal, which ruled Wellington City Council had got the law wrong when issuing the consent for the project.

The developers, Taranaki Whanui and the Wellington Company say the project's designers will be challenged to deliver not only highly-efficient and sustainable structures, but also beautiful building forms befitting its pristine coastal environment.

"A key design driver for Shelly Bay is ensuring the overarching vision for Shelly Bay is maintained at all times," the firm said.

"This is guided by the Shelly Bay master plan and design guide and overseen by a design panel of professionals, in accordance with the original agreement with Wellington City Council.

"The panel will be vested with ensuring the final development and design solution for Shelly Bay Taikuru is consistent with the approved consent and guiding principles."

They say the project is an important milestone for Taranaki Whānui in progressing iwi aspirations, in its post-settlement era.

Resource consents for the project will be sought next month.

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