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Stuff: Tears as Shelly Bay hearing gets underway

Jo Copland's tears of anger cut through the monotony of Wellington City Council's hearings for the $500 million Shelly Bay development.

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Stuff: Film makers' slam Shelly Bay as 'exclusive community'

Wellington's film glitterati has lined up against the Shelly Bay development, claiming ratepayers could be saddled with the cost of creating an "exclusive community".

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Stuff: ...landowner's family steps forward

The $500 million development of Wellington's Shelly Bay could be derailed by a 131-year-old land transaction. Large areas of the land Wellington City Council wants to sell or lease to developers were owned by James Coutts Crawford until the Crown acquired it in 1886.

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Stuff: Ombudsman launches 'urgent' investigation

An independent public watchdog is investigating Wellington City Council for refusing to share information with ratepayers about the development of Shelly Bay.

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Stuff: Wellington ratepayers asked to contribute millions

Wellington ratepayers look set to fork out millions to help cover the $20 million cost of improving the tired infrastructure at Shelly Bay.

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Stuff: Wellington ratepayers asked to share infrastructure costs

Wellington ratepayers are being asked to fork out millions of dollars to turn dreams for Shelly Bay into reality.

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Stuff: Wellington ratepayers to reap $1.5m a year

Wellington ratepayers will be $1.5 million richer every year if a $500m development of Shelly Bay proceeds, the council says.

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Stuff: Wellington City Council poised to sell Shelly Bay land for 'fraction'

Property investors say they are worried Wellington City Council could sell a slice of waterfront land at Shelly Bay for just $2.7 million, when the land's true value is closer to $10m.

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