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Pegasus New Town

Planning and designing a town for the future

Boffa Miskell has been involved in the planning and design of Pegasus since 1997. We contributed to the early site survey and feasibility studies and was responsible for the preliminary site planning. Our multi-disciplinary team carried out landscape and ecological assessments of effects, managed the community impact assessment and planned the rehabilitation of a 90ha wetland which is to be an integral part of the township’s amenity attributes. We managed the resource consent application process, co-ordinating the input of a large team of specialists.

Planning approval was gained in 2002 and refinement of the master plan followed. Since 2004, we have been part of the core team that has been refining the master plan, public realm design and ecological restoration design; preparing the contract documentation; and observing the contract implementation.

The master plan provides for:

  • a series of neighbourhoods containing 1700 house sites and a retirement village;
  • a town centre and commercial hub of 9 hectares;
  • community facilities including a library, schools and a community centre;
  • a centrepiece lake connected to extensive waterways, wetlands and conservation areas that occupy half the 324-hectare site;
  • parks, numerous sports facilities, an equestrian centre, an 18-hole golf course with 100 fairway house sites, and 25 kilometres of walking and cycleways;
  • 18-hole golf course and 98 rural residential lifestyle blocks.

The master planning process has been guided by the overall objective of:

“creating conditions necessary for a self-sustaining community in a setting where the site’s unique natural and cultural values would be inherent.”

Construction began in late 2006.

Our role

Master planning, statutory planning/district plan change application, expert witness evidence, landscape design, urban design, ecological and landscape assessment, golf course design and ecological restoration advice.

The facts

ClientInfinity Investment Group / Multiplex Joint Venture
Worked with

Beca Infrastructure (engineering)
Mason & Wales Architects
Mitchell Partnerships (planning)
Retail Consulting Group (town centre / retail advisors)
Traffic Design Group (transport planning)
Wood and Partners (surveying)
Anderson Lloyd (RMA legal advisors)
Rawlinson’s (cost consultants)

Project date2002 - 2006