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Purchasing your section

You can find all the information you need for purchasing a section on the Sections page. 

The sections are sold initially by tender. Register your interest and request tender documents.

The closing date for the tender is Friday, 25 September 2020. You will need to lodge your completed tender by 5 pm on the closing date. To lodge your tender either deliver it to Willis Legal at 116 Vautier Street, Napier 4110 or email

You will be notified within 10 working days of the tender closing whether you have been successful purchasing a section.

There are land covenants and design guidelines that will affect what can be built on the sections for sale. It is important you read and seek advice on these documents before committing to buy a section at Parklands. View these documents.

If your tender is accepted you will be notified and required to pay a deposit of 10% of the purchase price within three working days of being notified. Payment details will be provided at the time.

No, Council won’t buy-back sections. New owners in this situation would need to sell their section once they have made the final payment and title has transferred.

Council is committed to releasing stages at regular intervals.

A geotech report is produced as part of the developer (Napier City Council) gaining title. A certificate can be provided to the purchaser at the time of the 224 certificate being issued.

The sites have connections to Council Sewer, Stormwater and Water Supply networks located at the centre of the front boundary. All sites also have power and telecommunications connections at the boundary. 

There is also reticulated gas available, and connections can be arranged by contacting the Power-co, via the Gas Hub.

Titles for Stage 6 are estimated to be issued late November 2020. However this may be subject to change. You will be notified if there are delays in issuing title.

Yes. You will need to submit a separate offer for each section you wish to buy. As part of the tender process the Council may accept all, some, or none of your offers.

You only need to make one offer. You can identify the sections you would be interested in and list them in priority order. The Council will be able to accept your offer in respect of any one (but not more than one) of the listed sections. There is no guarantee that you will have your offer accepted for any section or that you will receive your priority section.

No. However, if you have inserted a condition in your offer (e.g. subject to finance) then you may be able to terminate the subsequent agreement for reasons relating to that condition. 

Building your home

Building work on the site can only start after you:

  • complete settlement for the section (which will be after title has issued); and
  • receive a Building Consent; and
  • receive approval of your building design by the Parklands Design Panel (which is achieved by sending your design to the Parklands Design Panel)

Building consents can be issued after Napier City Council releases the infrastructure completion certificate (known as the 224 Certificate). Council normally advises all section purchasers when the relevant 224 Certificate has been issued. Titles are usually issued by Land Information New Zealand around a month after the 224 certificate is sent to them.

If you want more information around the building consent process and time-frames please contact Napier City Council’s Duty Building Officer on 6-8357579


Some sections are required to have two storey homes built on them. However, on certain sections this can be an optional choice. Many sections in the Parklands subdivision do require a single level home be built on them. It’s important you check the covenants and design guidelines for each section to understand the type of home you can build - Parklands sections

Here are the descriptions:

  1. Traditional Parklands – this is the most common type of house type in the Parklands subdivision – a single home with one level, offering a range of section sizes and frontage options.
  2. Parkside – these sites offer the opportunity to build larger homes, with up to two-stories, border reserves and green spaces.
  3. Prebensen Drive – these sections offer the flexibility of a choice of roof angles and the opportunity for one or two stories with sites overlooking the pathways and reserve on Prebensen Drive.

Yes, you can use your builder of choice. You can find a list of builders on the Ready to buy page

The owner must commence construction of a residence within one (1) year of date of possession, and must complete the construction of the residence within one (1) year from the date of receiving Design Confirmation.

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