Oruku Landing Feasibility Report

Northland Development Corporation / Provincial Growth Fund (PGF/Kanoa)
Project description
The Oruku Landing project proposal involves the development of 12,430m2 of prime waterfront land in the CBD of Whangarei. This feasibility report successfully assisted our client to secure further funding for the project.

“We are very proud to have been able to provide Northland Development Corporation with this major feasibility study to support the realisation of this proposed iconic project on the waterfront in Whangarei. This piece of work is the largest feasibility we have completed, and it successfully assisted our client in securing a further $60m in Crown funding for the project.”

Having completed initial early feasibility works for Northland Development Corporation (NDC), Scope successfully supported NDC to apply for $1.34m of PGF funding. What ensued was the management of a project involving the work of over twenty-six independent consultants over an accelerated 12-month program, to meet our clients requirement to be “Shovel Ready”. Our client used this to secure and impressive and unparalleled community grant to Northland of $60m towards the capital cost of the proposed public aspects of the development.

The Oruku Landing project proposal involves the development of 12430m2 of prime waterfront land in the CBD of Whangarei. It involves both public and private elements including; A conference and events centre, a 4 star hotel, apartments, restaurants, cafes and a marina all with supporting infrastructure. Creating over $250m worth of economic activity it will be the largest development of its type in Northland.

The Scope team managed the early feasibility works, funding applications, consultant procurement, design management and estimation, the business case development and resource consent application through the Government’s fast track consent process. Working closely with the project governance group including Hapu and members of the community, who were guiding the project and ensuring it represented the communities wishes. We followed the user centred (UX) design approach. The project was constantly subject to and met government probity and approval.

Service detail

Early Contractor Involvement (ECI)

Facilitated early conversations and reviews by contractors.

Determine the scope

Created a scope of works for the feasibility to guide the project through the initial planning and feasibility phases, ensuring funding requirements were met. Procure the required consultants.

Project & Design Management

Manage and work closely with over 26 project consultants and the client to deliver the works to an accelerated programme.


Provide input into project execution planning and project scheduling, consider methodology within the design.

Contract Management

Establishing and managing the consultant contracts on behalf of the client and the contract with the PGF.

Quantity Surveying

Leading and reviewing the projects consultant quantity surveyors, including investigating, and implementing value engineering strategies and working with Deloitte’s and Horwarth HTL on the financial modeling of the project

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