NZ Urban Development news from the media | 12 July 2022 | New Northcote homes for older Aucklanders


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New Northcote homes for older Aucklanders

An Auckland Council-owned site in Northcote will be redeveloped to deliver more housing for older Aucklanders.
27-31 Greenslade Crescent, near Greenslade Reserve and Countdown Northcote, is set to become the latest spot to provide much-needed homes for older people. With a growing population of people over the age of 65, Tāmaki Makaurau needs more affordable rental housing for seniors. Auckland Council has agreed to lease this land to Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities for a five-storey apartment building to replace the current 12 units with 52 new, accessible, one-bedroom homes for older people.

The homes will be warm and dry, purpose-built to meet the needs of older tenants and enhanced by a minimum Homestar 6 build rating. On the ground floor, tenants will enjoy a shared common room, an outdoor patio area, a service room, a secure area for mobility scooters and a main lobby, with access to two lifts servicing the upper floors. The apartments will be wheelchair-accessible and include wet area bathrooms.

Resource consent granted for Whakatāne boat harbour

The approval for the project from the Environmental Protection Authority - Te Mana Rauhī Taiao was announced this week.

The news has been welcomed by the partnership behind the project and the Eastern Bay business community.

The resource consent process was a major hurdle to be overcome before the first stage of the project, to create 70 new commercial berths on Māori trust land in Keepa Road, could go ahead.

Partnership chairman John Rae said the project team had worked closely with stakeholders to address the lack of maritime infrastructure in the town and provide an opportunity for the region through the maritime and tourism industries.

Auckland Council monthly housing update, July 2022

July highlights:

  • 1928 dwellings were consented in May 2022.
  • In the year ending May 2022, 21,688 dwellings were consented in the region.
  • 24 per cent of new dwellings consented in May 2022 were houses, 7 per cent were apartments and 69 per cent were townhouses, flats, units, retirement village units, or other types of attached dwellings.
  • 138 dwellings were consented on Kāinga Ora or Tāmaki Regeneration Company owned land in May 2022.
  • 1810 of dwellings consented in May 2022 were inside the RUB. Over the past 12 months, 94 per cent of new dwellings consented were inside the RUB.
  • 21 per cent of dwellings consented were inside the 1500m walking catchments of the rapid transit network in May 2022.
  • 1423 dwellings were 'completed' by having a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) issued in May 2022.

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