Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Design experts join forces to preserve and enhance Bendemeer

Design experts join forces to preserve and enhance Bendemeer’s character

Queenstown, July 10, 2014 - A team of design experts has been formed to preserve the beauty and outstanding natural landscape of Queenstown’s leading residential lifestyle development Bendemeer.

Management company, Bendemeer Management Ltd (BML), has selected top Queenstown architects and landscape architects to form the Bendemeer Design Committee as the high-quality rural development continues to grow.

Comprising Warren & Mahoney director Ian Adamson, McAuliffe Stevens Registered Architects principal and director Preston Stevens, Baxter Design Group director Brooke Mitchell and LAND Landscape Architects senior landscape architect Joanna Dey, the new committee will facilitate and assist the process of design applications for Bendemeer landowners so that Bendemeer’s design philosophy is protected and enhanced.

Previously, the directors of BML gave design advice to landowners and architects before and during the building process. Advice is centred on the Bendemeer Covenant, which was created as part of Bendemeer’s original resource consent. As the development grows and more properties are being built, the time has come to engage specialists, BML property manager Nicole Timney says.

“By introducing professional assistance with registered architects and landscape architects, Bendemeer Management Ltd and the greater Bendemeer community will be assured of continuity and design integrity in regards to the covenant,” she says.

The Bendemeer Design Committee offers objective advice and does not intend to influence a particular style or built solution.

“The design controls that the Committee acknowledges will provide guidelines to future homeowners so that the overall design vision to preserve and enhance the character of Bendemeer is retained for the future,” Timney says.

“Once a landowner purchases their land we encourage them to meet the Design Committee onsite before they commence their design and build process. Once their design application is lodged, landowners pay a small fee and the committee offers advice to ensure a smooth consent process, ultimately making it easy for Bendemeer residents,” Timney adds.

Bendemeer has experienced a period of rapid growth over the past year and is now fostering a community of passionate landowners. Twelve months ago, Bendemeer had one complete home and two full-time residents. Now, Bendemeer has three complete homes, five homes under construction and another three in the planning/design stage.

“It is moving away from a start-up development into a neighbourhood of likeminded individuals who all enjoy what Bendemeer has to offer,” Timney says.

About Bendemeer and Bendemeer Management Limited
Bendemeer is a 130ha premium residential farm estate located between Queenstown and Arrowtown, New Zealand. Offering a limited number of exceptional home sites and a unique rural lifestyle opportunity, it is a master-planned development, protected by a covenant. Bendemeer is designed to ensure that all lot owners enjoy both a private house estate site and the natural beauty of the whole property. Bendemeer combines a spectacular landscape with views of mountains and lakes on a scale rarely available. The principal objective for the development of Bendemeer is to preserve the size and quality of its natural assets and make them available to a small group of landowners to enjoy collectively. The common land at Bendemeer is administered by Bendemeer Management Limited (BML). Each owner of a property also has one share in BML. Currently, BML has three directors: Alistair Jeffery, Luise Lockwood and Geof Harp. For more information, please visit the Bendemeer website.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Real Estate: Housing Prices Head South In Most Of NZ

Housing became more affordable for first home buyers in many parts of the country including Auckland last month, as falling prices more than offset rising mortgage interest rates. More>>

ALSO:

Cosmetics & Pollution: Proposal To Ban Microbeads

Cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned under a proposal announced by the Minister for the Environment today. Marine scientists have been advocating for a ban on the microplastics, which have been found to quickly enter waterways and harm marine life. More>>

ALSO:

NIWA: 2016 New Zealand’s Warmest Year On Record

Annual temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.20°C above the annual average) throughout the country, with very few locations observing near average temperatures (within 0.5°C of the annual average) or lower. The year 2016 was the warmest on record for New Zealand, based on NIWA’s seven-station series which begins in 1909. More>>

ALSO:

Farewell 2016: NZ Economy Flies Through 2016's Political Curveballs

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy batted away some curly political curveballs of 2016 to end the year on a high note, with its twin planks of a booming construction sector and rampant tourism soon to be joined by a resurgent dairy industry. More>>

ALSO:

NZ Economy: More Growth Than Expected In 3rd Qtr

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a booming construction sector continued to underpin activity, spilling over into related building services, and was bolstered by tourism and transport ... More>>

  • NZ Govt - Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy
  • NZ Council of Trade Unions - Government needs to ensure economy raises living standards
  • KiwiRail Goes Deisel: Cans electric trains on partially electrified North Island trunkline

    Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail, the state-owned rail and freight operator, said a small fleet of electric trains on New Zealand’s North Island would be phased out over the next two years and replaced with diesel locomotives. More>>

  • KiwiRail - KiwiRail announces fleet decision on North Island line
  • Greens - Ditching electric trains massive step backwards
  • Labour - Bill English turns ‘Think Big’ into ‘Think Backwards’
  • First Union - Train drivers condemn KiwiRail’s return to “dirty diesel”
  • NZ First - KiwiRail Going Backwards for Xmas
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Business
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news