The developer looking to create a new apartment block out of the former Chronicle building on Taupo Quay has lodged a resource consent application with council.

The application for the "Bridgewater Quay" apartments comprises 198 pages. It was lodged on Thursday afternoon.

Developer John Hay said it had been a huge effort from everyone involved and he was relieved to reach this stage of the project.

"There's times where you think you're never going to get there, there's just more and more things," Hay said.

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"There's a lot more involved than I ever anticipated there would be but there's nothing

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