NZ Urban Development news from the media | 5 July 2022 | Hundreds of new homes destined for the heart of Avondale


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Public and private sector collaboration sees hundreds of new homes destined for the heart of Avondale

Eke Panuku Development Auckland has signed a sale and development agreement for a 1.58-hectare development block in Avondale town centre to Marutūāhu-Ockham Group, marking a significant milestone for the regeneration of this vibrant city fringe neighbourhood.

With easy access to transport links, the development of this central site is destined to offer more than 500 homes directly adjoining the future site of Auckland Council’s eagerly anticipated multimillion-dollar investment in a new town square, multi-purpose library and community facility, as well as provide new retail and commercial premises along the site’s Great North Road edge.

Kāinga Ora suspends Auckland social housing project after neighbours complain

Kāinga Ora has “suspended” plans to build 37 houses for people without a home in Auckland’s Millwater following an outcry from neighbours concerned for their property values.

The government agency said it was taking the time to get feedback from the public to hear its “aspirations” for the neighbourhood.

Kāinga Ora confirmed that it had met with representatives of a group of neighbours opposed to the project last week.

Protected character housing areas to shrink after marathon Auckland debate

Advocates for Auckland’s “special character” housing have failed to save thousands of older homes from losing their protection, under new government-directed housing intensification rules.

In a marathon 11-hour meeting Auckland councillors voted to broadly shrink the size of protected “Special Character Areas” (SCA) in older suburbs from around 21,000 homes to 15,000.

An at-times emotional debate played out as the council finalised how it would modify its 2016 Unitary Plan, to fit with new intensification rules the government and National Party believe will boost development capacity and housing supply.

The final stage of Tīramarama Way is now complete

Wynyard Quarter is now home to a unique laneway that celebrates people and what they can bring to a space. Tīramarama Way, which means ‘to shine, glimmer and light the way’ is now finished in its entirety, with the final section between Beaumont and Daldy Streets now complete and open to the public.

Its completion brings to life the vision of an east-west laneway through the precinct that has been planned since 2012. It represents the waterfront goal to create a ‘connected and liveable waterfront, a place that is highly accessible, easy to get to and to move around in, where people feel connected by improved pedestrian and cycling linkages’.

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