NZ Urban Development news from the media | 30 August 2022 | 6,000 more homes possible for Porirua


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6,000 more homes possible for Porirua as Kāinga Ora considers using Urban Development Act provisions

The over 1,000 hectare development area is the first project to be selected for this new process under the Urban Development Act (the Act).

With the NGA identified by both Porirua City Council and the Wellington Regional Urban Growth Partnership as a key area suitable for future urban growth, the Council requested Kāinga Ora look to use its tools under the Act to facilitate and coordinate housing and urban development in the area.

Northern Growth Area Boundary Map
Specified Development Projects (SDPs) provide a new way for Kāinga Ora to work with councils, iwi, landowners and private developers to plan and deliver transformational, complex urban developments. Through the SDP process, Kāinga Ora has a range of tools to overcome key barriers to development, helping projects progress with greater certainty and integration, and contributing to sustainable, inclusive and thriving communities.

Work starts on $200m-plus Christchurch retirement village

Construction has begun on a $217 million north Christchurch retirement village, nearly three years after Ryman Healthcare bought the land to build it.

The Belfast complex will accommodate 350 residents on a 12.9 hectare site. As well as townhouses and apartments, it will have 60 rest home, hospital and dementia care beds.

Ryman bought the land, on Main North Rd next to the Belfast Supa Centre, for $12.9m in 2019 from Canadian investors. As the Christchurch-based retirement village operator is partly overseas-owned, the purchase required Overseas Investment Office approval.

Offsite manufactured housing delivering in Rotorua

The previously vacant two-hectare site on the corner of Ranolf Street and Malfroy Road in Rotorua was purchased in 2021 and is being developed for public housing in stages. The first phase comprises 37 three and four bedroom homes in total. Six are ready now, a further 19 will be completed by the end of the year, and the final 12 homes early next year.

The homes were built offsite in Huntly by Kāinga Ora build partner Builtsmart, who are one of the country’s largest suppliers of offsite manufactured (OSM) homes. Each home was trucked down in the early morning hours, with foundations and decks added afterwards along with fencing and landscaping.

Housing and Building and Construction Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods and MP Tāmati Coffey visit the Ranolf St development in Rotorua. Pictured with Sharlene Karena-Newman, Patrick Dougherty, Zaid Atiq and Darren Toy from Kāinga Ora
Once the whole development is finished, there will be an internal loop road and allocated off-street parking for each home, a community room and shared green space. The second phase on the corner section of the site is in the planning stage and is expected to include a further 20 multi-storey homes.

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