NZ Urban Development news from the media | 25 August 2020 | University project gets green light with shovel-ready funding


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University project gets green light with shovel-ready funding

The Government announcement that the University of Auckland will receive ‘shovel-ready’ funding for a construction project will create some 750 jobs in the building sector, with the goal of relocating the Faculty of Education and Social Work to the Central Campus by 2024.

The project, which will enable the relocation of the faculty to the city campus, is a complex programme of building works across at least six buildings. It includes refurbishing existing buildings in poor condition and ensuring they are fit for purpose for contemporary teaching and research. 

The flagship of the programme is Building 201 which is effectively being stripped back to the frame and rebuilt as an environmentally sustainable fit-for-purpose facility. This will house parts of both the Faculty of Education and Social Work (EDSW) and the Faculty of Arts.

Funding support for Taupō housing

The Government will support a significant housing and community development in Taupō to ensure work can continue during the downturn created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones says.

Penny Homes, a locally owned company, has already begun initial works on the Eastern Urban Lands development in Taupō, a mix of residential, retirement, commercial and community facilities.

The development will include affordable and retirement housing, medical and childcare facilities and retail outlets. Work to be undertaken also includes roading, landscaping and walkways that will connect to Taupō’s future urban growth corridor.

Plan to squeeze extra 2500 homes into open green space in Wellington's northern hills

It’s one of the last remaining greenfield areas in Wellington, and it will soon be occupied by thousands of new homes.

The 660-hectare space in Wellington’s northern suburbs has been earmarked for up to 2500 new homes over the next 30 years, as the city council looks to make room for an expected influx of residents.

The proposed developments in Upper Stebbings, Glenside West, and Lincolnshire Farm – between Woodridge and Tawa in northern Wellington – is the last remaining piece in Wellington’s housing puzzle.

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