NZ Urban Development news from the media | 11 October 2021 | Auckland Council lists $133million cluster of projects to regenerate midtown


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Auckland Council lists $133million cluster of projects to regenerate midtown

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport unveil their midtown programme, describing the area as: ‘a part of Auckland where our history, art and culture can be seen and heard and will spill out into public life; where people choose to spend time and socialise; a place that is attractive and feels inclusive and safe.’

Midtown is the area that radiates from Aotea Square, taking in landmarks like the historic Auckland Town Hall, Civic Theatre, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and SkyTower, two universities, the intimate laneway network including Federal, Elliott, High and Lorne Streets, and treasured city parks - Myers Park and Rangipuke Albert Park.

It is at the heart of a significant shift in the way people travel into, out of, and through the city and its regeneration is expected to be a catalyst for growth, productivity, a healthier and more sustainable city centre and a vibrant arts and cultural heart of Auckland.

Ngāi Tahu Property and ACC break ground on state-of-the-art building

A joint venture between Ngāi Tahu Property and ACC will transform a car park on a historic Dunedin street into a state-of-the-art building.

The Dowling St site was officially blessed with a karakia and sod turning on Tuesday morning.

Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou and Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki announced they gifted the name Ōtepoti (Dunedin) to the new development, which was originally part of the Ōtākou foreshore.

More progressive home ownership opportunities for first home buyers

The Government is creating more opportunities for individuals, families and whānau to purchase their own homes through the Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) Fund.

“A core belief of this Government is that everyone deserves a warm, dry and secure home, whether they own or rent,” says Housing Minister Megan Woods.

  • New shared ownership product to help first home buyers with deposit
  • Loan funding confirmed for 50 more homes via Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) Fund
  • Second round of funding through PHO Fund’s Provider pathway
  • Working with Iwi and Māori organisations through Te Au Taketake

Auckland Council monthly housing update, October 2021

October highlights:

  • 2162 dwellings were consented in August 2021.
  • In the year ending August 2021, 19,928 dwellings were consented in the region.
  • 29 per cent of new dwellings consented in August 2021 were houses, 6 per cent were apartments and 65 per cent were townhouses, flats, units, retirement village units, or other types of attached dwellings.
  • 175 dwellings were consented on Kāinga Ora or Tāmaki Regeneration Company owned land in August 2021.
  • 2024 dwellings consented in August 2021 were inside the RUB. Over the past 12 months, 94 per cent of new dwellings consented were inside the RUB.
  • 26 per cent of dwellings consented were inside the 1500m walking catchments of the rapid transit network in August 2021.
  • 1173 dwellings were ‘completed’ by having a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) issued in August 2021.

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