Oh boy! The news today tells us that our rather lovely waterfront is to be spoiled by a Hilton Hotel:
Waterfront Investments plans to build a 5-star, glass-fronted hotel for the international Hilton chain.
The Council’s hearing committee received more than 1,000 submissions, largely opposed to the hotel.
Meanwhile, I actually went skating yesterday and spotted a notice where the new apartments are going up opposite Freyberg Pool (picture of the cleared site). The sign said these apartments are $1.5 million each. Nine apartments have already been sold.
There’s a lot of money around the waterfront these days.