NZ Urban Development news from the media | 23 May 2023 | Budget 2023 delivers 3000 additional public homes


Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 23 May 2023.

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Budget 2023 delivers 3000 additional public homes

  • An extra 3,000 public homes by June 2025, on top of 14,050 funded to June 2024
  • Support for Māori housing – 322 more homes for Māori and 400 relocatable cabins to assist people and whānau displaced by extreme weather events across the North Island through ‘by-Māori, for Māori’ programmes
  • Bolstering two Homelessness Action Plan initiatives including delivery of an extra 80 places for Rangatahi

Budget 2023 continues the Government’s commitment to tackle the housing shortage by delivering 3,000 more public housing homes, supporting more people at risk of homelessness, building more houses for Māori and those impacted by recent severe weather events.

Auckland construction firm with 75 staff goes into liquidation

Auckland-based construction firm Construct Civil has been put into liquidation.

The company’s sole director, Barry Brady, said the firm had about 75 staff.

An application was placed to put Construct Civil into liquidation on March 17, according to the Government Gazette.

The application was brought by Promains, and on May 5 Christopher Carey McCullagh and Stephen Mark Lawrence were appointed liquidators.

Three awards for ‘extraordinary’ hotel Voco-Hie tower

Two-in-one hotel development Voco-Hie, constructed by Icon NZ, has received the supreme award at the 2023 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards.

Icon NZ also won the Built Tourism and Leisure category and Commercial Project over $25m.

Owned and operated by Registered Master Builders, the awards set the benchmark for commercial construction in New Zealand and celebrate collaboration and innovation across the building industry.

Icon NZ were tasked with the challenge of constructing two independently operated hotels which are stacked one above the other in a tower format.

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