If you build it then they will come - just don't wait too long to get it finished.
People looking to play the real estate market to their advantage have been sideswiped as the delay to the Transmission Gully project and global pandemic complicate house sales for the Lower North Island. Stuff - Real Estate: 24-June-2020
...and I don't think we have heard the last of the Transmission Gully problems.
(At least the drone fly-over graphic is entertaining )