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Blockhouse Bay - Coming Soon




7 Kinross Street, Blockhouse Bay


65 children


Non-notified / Approved


Project Management
Traffic Engineering
Civil Engineering

To be advised 


We are absolutely ecstatic to have this new purpose-built early learning centre approved on a non-notified basis which, once constructed, will provide for 65 children in a high-demand area. Apart from delivering the resource consent on time and within budget, we’re particularly pleased with the process and overall outcome - being approved on a non-notified basis. 

In 2016, a different childcare centre owner and consultant team prepared and lodged a resource consent for another childcare centre in the immediate area for 70 children. This consent was subsequently notified by the Council and was declined at a resource consent hearing.

Overall the main issues of contention noted by the Chairperson were broadly defined as being related to amenity, traffic and parking effects on the surrounding area. The Chairperson summarised that the application was declined because: the proposed centre would have a more than minor adverse effect on amenity values; reasonable conditions of consent could not avoid, remedy or mitigate the adverse effects; the centre was inconsistent with the relevant objectives and policies of the plan and that the proposal did not achieve the sustainable management purpose of the RMA and therefore did not merit approval.

Such stories are the reason why Establish exists today as a specialist development consultancy for the Early Childhood Education sector.  At Establish, we come to work every day because we want to solve the biggest problem with developing childcare centres in New Zealand - the process is so complex. Last year, 1 in 4 childcare centre consents prepared by other companies in Auckland required a notified hearing. At Establish we got that down to 1 in 20. This allows our customers to get their centres consented, built and ready to service the community faster.

Until now, there hasn’t been a business that could remove all the complexities and get childcare centre developments off to the best possible start.  Our team is very proud of the contribution that we have made to the childcare development sector since our launch and 7 Kinross Street is just another great example.

Establish are the industry leaders in providing comprehensive development services for the childcare sector, including site finding, due-diligence, resource consenting and complete childcare developments.

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