NZ Urban Development news from the media | 25 June 2024 | Making it easier to build granny flats


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Making it easier to build granny flats

The Government has today announced that it is making it easier for people to build granny flats, Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters and RMA Reform Minister Chris Bishop say.
“Making it easier to build granny flats will make it more affordable for families to live the way that suits them best,” Mr Peters says.

“Over a quarter of households that do not own their home spend more than 40 per cent of their income on housing. High housing costs have a greater impact on Māori, Pasifika, and people with disabilities, as well as seniors – so unlocking the space in the backyards of family members opens the door to new ways of living.

“We know granny flats are a great option for seniors, but they’re also increasingly popular with other families such as those who want homes where their university-age children can live at home but maintain some privacy and independence, or families who want to provide extra support to a loved one.

Kāinga Ora opens the doors on Auckland’s largest social housing development

Kāinga Ora is ready to start welcoming customers into Auckland’s largest and newest social housing development - Community Lane & Great North Road, formerly known as Highbury Triangle.

In total there will be 236 homes spread over five buildings. The majority of the homes in the development have been designed with older customers in mind.

Regional Director for Auckland North and West Taina Jones says the homes for older people include adaptable design for people with deafness or hearing needs, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health disabilities, learning disabilities or vision loss.

A large community room will provide opportunities for residents to socialise and undertake activities. This includes a lounge room and private meeting rooms. There will also be smaller community spaces in the other buildings, as well as shared gardens and seating areas.

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