NZ Urban Development news from the media | 19 September 2023 | Napier City Council pulls out of land sale to Kāinga Ora


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Napier City Council pulls out of land sale to Kāinga Ora as residents' court action looms

Residents of a Napier suburb have won their battle with the local council, which has pulled out of selling land to Kāinga Ora in the face of court action over a lack of public consultation.

Napier City Council in 2021 agreed in principle to the sale of a 12 hectare block of land on Prebensen Drive, near the suburb of Tamatea, to Kāinga Ora for the purpose of developing it into a mixed residential development including some 240 houses, about a third of which were to be social housing.

At various meetings in 2021, in which the public was excluded, councillors discussed the sale and development of the vacant land by Kāinga Ora.

Northcote Development celebrates opening 85 new public homes at Ngāhuripoke

Housing Minister Megan Woods officially opened the largest public housing development in the Northcote Development on Wednesday.
The 85-unit apartment development on Lake Road, Northcote replaces 9 older homes, and will also house the local Kāinga Ora area office. These apartments are part of the Northcote Development Large Scale Project (LSP).

As well as 40 one-bedroom homes (including 17 with Full Universal Design), 30 two-bedroom and 15 three-bedroom homes, the three-block Ngāhuripoke development also contains a playground and office spaces for the delivery of community services.

Auckland’s 30-year Water Strategy announces its first annual update

For many in Tāmaki Makaurau, this year has challenged our relationship with water. Two years of drought followed by a year of record rainfall has reminded Aucklanders the importance of a strategic approach to water.

The Auckland Water Strategy (2022 – 2050) is Auckland Council’s 30-year approach to water, guided by the vision te mauri o te wai, that the life-sustaining capacity of Auckland’s water is protected and enhanced.

“We have seen firsthand the impacts of climate change from droughts to devastating floods. The purpose of the Auckland Water Strategy is to set the long-term strategic direction for the wider council whānau in relation to both its responsibilities and aspirations for water,” says Councillor Richard Hills, Chair of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee.

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