Volt Apartments

430 QUEEN STREET, AUCKLAND CITY

ABOUT THE VOLT
Built in a high quality between 2000 and 2009, the Volt is a very popular complex. It is comprised of about 417 apartments on 16 different levels and of a carpark underneath the building.

The main entry of the building is designed with grey tiles and white walls and gives a very clean impression. An equally clean and cozy lounge room with grey carpet, some vending machines and a few plants is situated nearby the entrance, inviting the residents to have a rest or a chat with each other on some of the comy black sofas. This is at the same time the place, where residents can pick up their mail from their letter boxes or have a look at the bulletin board.

The Volt also boasts some top facilities, such as a swimming pool, a gym and a sauna. The lap pool, which is separated from the gym by a huge glass wall, is in a very bright area as a result of the white walls and ceilings, the bright tiles and the optimal lighting in there. The gym is equipped with some training devices for cardio sports as well as for muscle training, so it might match the different tastes and demands of the Volt’s residents.

There is also a high level of security in this building.  Residents can only access through the main gate, main entry,t and any other entry with their key cards.  There is also a security patrol ensuring that everything is in order inside and outside the building by their walkthroughs twice a night.  Furthermore, there is an onside manager available in the complex.

With its central location in Queen Street, the Volt is in the middle of many convenient shops, cafes and restaurants and also very close to the Civic Theatre, the University in Auckland City and some beautiful parks. Also the harbour precinct with the ferry wharfs and some lovely bars are all within walking distance.  The traffic connection is highly extended, since the next bus station is just a few steps away and it takes you only a few minutes by car to the motorways.

AVERAGE RENTS

2-bedroom: $310 – $420 | Carpark: $60 – $70

LAST TWO YEAR’S SALES
Range from $150,000 for 40 m2 to $270,000 for 49 m2

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BODY CORPORATE MINUTES 2010

  • The building has maintained a consistently high occupation throughout the past year and the building managers work hard to ensure it remains in top condition.
  • Daily walkthroughs to the building to clean breezeway and common areas as well as constant monitoring of the building frontage ensure it stays tidy and clean.
  • The wall around the back of the building near the rubbish room has been repainted to freshen up this area.
  • The supervisor proposed to install the Tomizone WIFI internet system, which is wireless and even faster than usual wireless internet systems. This would be a users-pays product for occupants and could be installed with minimum visual impact and at no cost for the body corporate.
  • There is an ongoing battle with washing being kept on the balconies; the supervisor continues to work hard to deter this behavior with constant breach notes.
  • The supervisor is currently taking quotes for installing frosted, sandblasted or etched glass fronts of the balconies to reduce the visual effect that rubbish and washing kept on the balconies has.
  • The focus of the planned maintenance of next year will be to keep the appearance of common areas in the best condition possible.
  • There is also a long term maintenance plan for the roof area.
  • Security patrol continue with twice nightly visits involving walking through the building to ensure everything is in order and to prevent alcohol and noise problems just in front of the building. There is also the phone number of the security patrol on every apartments door to ensure, it is only a phone call away from the residents.
  • A new building warrant of Fitness will be made for the following year.
  • The body corporate currently asked for a quotation concerning an even more intense maintenance service for the gas reticulation.

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BODY CORPORATE MINUTES 2009

  • The secretary will investigate, if the current gas and electricity suppliers are still market competitive.
  • The gym equipment will be replaced by newer equipment.
  • A commercial grade heat pump will be installed in the gym.
  • The rubber floor of the breezeways will be machine scrubbed.
  • The glass wall between the gym and the pool room has become etched by chlorine deposits and will get buffed, polished and receive a “nano-shield” treatment.
  • The building manager will monitor the fact, that non-residents are gaining access to the common areas by following residents through the swipe card entry doors by tailgating, and he will investigate ways to mitigate the practice.

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BODY CORPORATE MINUTES 2008

  • The Queen Street entrance, the foyer and the basement rubbish areas will be repainted.
  • An exterior wash of the building including the glass balustrades will be arranged.
  • The breezeway floors will be cleaned with a machine scrub.
  • The body corporate reappointed a consulting engineer to advice on building act compliance matters and the supervision of fire alarms monitoring and maintenance contract.
  • Some lose rooftop tiles are to be attended as part of the inspection and certification process.

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