Auckland Council & the Government added 11 special housing areas yesterday to the 86 already approved, providing for another 1600 new homes.
Building & Housing Minister Nick Smith and mayor Len Brown said in a joint release: “These new brownfield areas will bring the total number of special housing areas established in Auckland to 97, with a potential yield of 47,000 new homes. The sites offer a mixture of dwelling types across a number of different areas in Auckland, and they mark further progress under the partnership between the Government & the council to improve housing supply & affordability in our largest city.”
The 11 new areas are:
Browns Bay, Bute Rd: 0.17ha, 49 homes
Hillcrest, Sunnybrae Rd: 2.48ha, 100 homes
Ponsonby, College Hill: 0.24ha, 48 homes
Newmarket, Kingdon St: 0.12ha, 58 homes
Greenlane, corner Cornwall Park Avenue & Great South Rd: 0.28ha, 64 homes
Avondale, Layard St: 0.61ha, 124 homes
Mangere, Kirkbride Rd: 1.70ha, 53 homes
Manukau, Pacific Events Centre Drive: 9.21ha, 900 homes
Manurewa, James Rd: 0.21ha, 39 homes
Manurewa, Great South Rd: 0.22ha, 24 homes
Takanini, Takanini Rd: 1.36ha, 130-175 homes
Dr Smith the latest housing accord monitoring report showed consents for houses & sections were running just ahead of target.
Under the 3-year accord agreed on 1 October 2013, the target was for a combination of 39,000 sections created & dwellings consented, 9000 in the first year, 13,000 in the second, 17,000 in the third.
Dr Smith said: “We are running just ahead of target one year and 9 months in, with 19,921 new sections created & dwellings consented, as compared to the 18,750 expected at this point. We will require ongoing increases in pace, in both section & dwelling consents, to meet future targets.”
Mr Brown said the council was also assessing a number of plan in a variety of locations which would add substantially to the development programme this summer.
Links: Special housing areas
Map: Auckland Special Housing Areas (Tranche 7) (pdf 3.09 MB)
Map: Auckland Special Housing Areas (Tranche 1-7) (pdf 3.94 MB)
Auckland Housing Accord Monitoring Report #7 (pdf 3.39 MB)
Attribution: Joint Smith-Brown release.