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SKYCITY receives Resource Consent approval for NZICC

SKYCITY receives Resource Consent approval for NZICC

SKYCITY Entertainment Group has welcomed Auckland Council’s announcement today that the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) project has received resource consent approval.

The decision follows an independent board of commissioners’ determination in July that the NZICC resource consent application should proceed on a non-notified basis. The approval enables SKYCITY to now seek the amendments necessary to incorporate the Preliminary Design changes that were agreed with the New Zealand Government in May this year.

SKYCITY’s Chief Executive Officer Nigel Morrison says the resource consent approval for the project is great news, and SKYCITY looks forward to delivering a landmark facility for Auckland and New Zealand.

“We are working towards concluding a building works contract later this year, having already put months of work into the tender process and with strong interest from outstanding and experienced construction firms. Our objective is to turn the first sod of the New Zealand International Convention Centre before Christmas,” says Mr Morrison.

The NZICC will be the largest purpose built convention centre in New Zealand, capable of hosting conferences of 3150 people or two concurrent events of 1,200 delegates each.

SKYCITY also plans to construct a new laneway featuring shops, cafes, bars and quality signature restaurants.

The resource consent approval also allows for the construction of a 5-star, 300-room hotel. SKYCITY has completed the preliminary design for the hotel and is currently exploring options with external investors for the development and future ownership of the hotel.

“SKYCITY is looking forward to developing this landmark building, which will bring jobs, growth, and further essential tourism infrastructure investment to Auckland and New Zealand,” says Mr Morrison.

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