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

Recently-released public consultation documents show it will cost $13m to provide all the infrastructure needed for the rundown area – including roads, seawalls, water, sewerage and wastewater – with an extra $7m needed for upgrading public spaces, including three parks.

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The Shelly Bay development will include 350 new properties made up of a 140-resident rest home, a boutique hotel, 280 apartments, 58 townhouses and 14 standalone homes.