About Palliser Downs


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The Developers

The Palliser Downs subdivision is a joint venture between Rahopara Farms Ltd and Cabra Rural Developments Ltd.

Jeremy Dillon of Rahopara Farms has undertaken various rural subdivisions in Rodney over the last 22 years. Those projects include the Monowai Properties and SH 16 subdivisions.

Cabra have been carrying out rural, industrial and predominately medium density residential subdivisions throughout Auckland and the Waikato regions since 1987. The above subdivision at Palliser Downs, similarly to Monowai Properties and SH16, has been designed using local (Rodney) consultants to ensure the projects complement and blend into the existing landscape.

The Preparation

Development and enhancement of the property commenced in late 2011 with the planting of numerous native species as soon as the joint venture acquired the land. Particular emphasis was placed on gorse eradication, planting, building platform creation, drainage, access and fencing in order to create a desirable environment to live in and play. Large areas of native bush are protected. Margins have been retired from grazing, fenced and planted with native species. Local ecologist Lisa Clapperton manages the native revegetation. Her supervision of this crucial aspect ensures the entire planting is compatible with the existing surrounding bush.

The Future

The development of Palliser Downs will be staged and carried out over several years. The initial stages will mainly consist of lifestyle blocks on the flat between 1ha and 2ha. Future stages will have larger elevated sites with established native bush and boast breath-taking rural and sea views. Some of these sites will also be suitable for grazing stock and horses.