NZ Urban Development news from the media | 10 August 2021 |Improved bus services to northwest Auckland underway


Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 10 August 2021.

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Improved bus services to northwest Auckland underway

People who live and work in northwest Auckland will soon be able to enjoy faster and more frequent bus services thanks to the Northwest Busway Improvements project.

Transport Minister Michael Wood and Mayor Phil Goff marked the start of works today, by turning the first sod of dirt along with local councillors, local board members and representatives from Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport (AT).

Mayor Phil Goff says the project will provide significant benefits to communities in the northwest of the city.

Public housing places increase by an extra 8,000 

The Government has announced the milestone of delivering an extra 8,000 public housing places. Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with Kāinga Ora and Community Housing Providers have played a significant part in this achievement.

Between November 2017 and 30 June 2021, 8,121 public housing places have been added by Kāinga Ora and Community Housing Providers. This now takes the total number of public housing places in New Zealand to 74,337 at 30 June.

Kāinga Ora is delivering more public housing than ever before to help meet the rising demand in many locations.  Over the past three years they have accelerated the pace and scale of new builds and large-scale development projects.

Auckland Film Studios expansion a major boost for the region’s screen industry

The announcement of $30 million New Zealand Government funding for a major expansion – including two new sound stages – at Auckland Council-owned Auckland Film Studios (AFS) will deliver crucial extra capacity for the region’s booming screen industry.

As its part of the agreement, the council has committed $5 million co-funding for the expansion of the studios in Henderson which are managed on behalf of the council by Eke Panuku Development Auckland, and operated by Auckland Unlimited.

The Government’s commitment followed a successful application for COVID-19 infrastructure funding last year by Auckland Unlimited, the regional economic development and cultural agency.

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