Work is under way on the third stage of a 125-lot housing
development off Gladstone Rd. Photo by Gregor Richardson.
Work is progressing well on the third stage of a large
new housing subdivision in Mosgiel.
The Heathfield Development, which is being carried out by
Wanaka-based property developer Willowridge Developments,
will create about 125 housing sections in the Gladstone Rd
area by the end of 2015.
Work on stages one and two is already completed.
Willowridge Developments director Allan Dippie said most of
the sections, costing about $140,000 had already been snapped
up, often by first-home buyers.
Houses were already completed on many of the sections and
people were starting to move in.
Work was under way on 38 sections in stage three of the
The sections were elevated, and had more space, being half an
acre or larger, and would sell for about $175, 000 each.
''It's a different market,'' Mr Dippie said.
''These are for people looking for the best sections on the
The sales release date for the stage three sections was
February 1, and Mr Dippie said there had been a lot of
interest. About 38 more sections would be completed in 2015,
as part of stage four of the development.
In October, Willowridge Developments was granted resource
consent to reduce the size of the yards of some lots.
Speaking at the October hearing, Willowridge planning
consultant Alison Devlin said said the revised layout was
more efficient. DCC Transportation planner Grant Fisher said
the changed roading layout was an improvement.
He did not expect speeding to be a problem in the
development. Mr Dippie said there was an enormous amount of
home construction going on in Mosgiel. He described it as a
''mini building boom'', comparable to what was happening in