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New Village Concept for Christchurch

23 May 2014

New Village Concept for Christchurch

A new community planned for North Canterbury will provide over 1500 new residential properties in one of the largest new developments for the fast-growing region.

A comprehensively master-planned community, Ravenswood Village – just 25 kilometres north of Christchurch in the Waimakariri District – will offer a range of new living options, from residential sections sized from 310m2 to over 700 m2 as well as stylish terraced homes.

Ravenswood Developments Limited general manager Paul Croft says the village will have a strong family focus, with broad appeal: from first home buyers and young families to people looking to downsize, change their lifestyle or build a new home.

“Ravenswood will have all the hallmarks of a great community – with an emphasis on village-style living,” says Paul Croft.

“One of the key things the experience of the last three years has taught us is how important a sense of community is to Cantabrians. We are aiming to create a place where you can get to know your neighbours, share in community activities, and enjoy a wide range of recreational features.”

The new village plan includes a wide range of amenities, from a heated community swimming pool, kids pool, gymnasium, community club rooms, children’s play areas and parks, to riverside walks and barbeque areas. The community also offers easy access to an array of leisure and recreational attractions nearby, including a lake and wetlands and beaches, as well as an award-winning golf course, restaurants, cafes and wineries.

Ravenswood Village will also feature a town centre with a full-scale supermarket, other major shopping opportunities, and a full commercial centre with business and service providers.

“North Canterbury is one of the country’s fastest growing districts – and with good reason,” says Paul Croft.

“There’s so much on offer here, and everything at your doorstep – from Christchurch city itself, just minutes down the motorway, and Christchurch Airport, to a whole region of fantastic outdoor attractions.

Mr Croft says the village’s designers, Infinity Investment Group, which has won numerous development awards around New Zealand for successful master-planned communities including the NZ Property Council Award for Best Urban Development in 2013, expect demand for properties to be strong.

“Our pricing model in particular is designed to let more people get on the property ladder, or build the new home they have always wanted,” says Paul Croft.

“But our approach also means a strong focus on quality – in order to build New Zealand’s best little village, we believe we need to invest in all the things that make a great community.”

More details on the North Canterbury village will be provided in coming weeks, including a revolutionary new sales model designed to make property buying easier with prices starting far lower than anything currently in the market.


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