Housing giant Fletcher Building can next week shut a public Auckland road to its planned 480-lot Māngere housing estate where land protesters vow to stop work at Ihumātao due to Māori land grievances.
Steve Evans, Fletcher Building's residential and development division chief executive, said today the business could shut the road on Monday.
"From May 6, Fletcher Building has consent to close Ihumātao Quarry Road to allow for work to begin on the land we own. Public notices have been issued and all approvals granted. Exact details are still being worked through, however our plan is to begin development soon,"