NZ Urban Development news from the media | 7 March 2023 | Kainga Ora Sharing plans for a brighter future for Palmerston North


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Kainga Ora Sharing plans for a brighter future for Palmerston North

Kāinga Ora is sharing these proposals at a series of community drop-in sessions starting on Tuesday 7 March, and really encourage people to come along and find out more.

This is part of a huge programme of work we have underway to deliver more urgently needed housing. Since 2018 we have delivered 140 houses, providing more people and families a warm dry and safe place to call home, with more on the way.  

Building on this progress, these early plans we’re sharing now with the community suggest we could potentially deliver over 300 additional new warm, dry and healthy homes across Palmerston North. The plans focus on Roslyn, Takaro, Hokowhitu, Highbury, Terrace End, Westend, Awapuni, City Centre, and Westbrook.

These additional housing proposals would be part of our redevelopment programme. This is where we remove older houses on our larger sections which are past their best, and replace them with a greater number of newly built warm and dry homes that better meet the needs of our customers today. This helps us make the best use of the existing land we own, to deliver a greater number of homes to meet the urgent need in our communities.

Old supermarket could be partly demolished for new apartments

Plans to turn a former Christchurch supermarket into an apartment complex would see most of the existing building demolished.

Fletcher Living recently lodged its bid for resource consent to redevelop the closed Redcliffs supermarket on the corner of Main Rd and Augusta St in the suburb of Redcliffs.

The company bought the building from supermarket operator Foodstuffs in late 2021 for $5.5 million.

It was constructed in 2015 as a New World supermarket to replace the previous one wrecked by the earthquakes.

New childcare centre is the first 3D concrete printed commercial building in the Southern Hemisphere

When Hamilton builders Johnny Gordon and Nick Lane visited a 3D concrete printing factory they were mesmerized, and decided to adopt the technology for their latest project.

Their company, Iconic Construction, was working on a childcare centre, and the plans were designed, consented, and ready to go.

But a chance meeting with Wafaey Swelim, from Qorox, and a visit to his factory, led them to switch their plans from timber texture precast panels to 3D concrete printed ones.

Qorox was the first construction business in Australasia to successfully implement concrete 3D printing building solutions that were building code compliant.

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