The Government is continuing to tackle the housing crisis with a transformational programme to build around 10,000 new homes for families in Mt Roskill that will be linked up to Auckland’s communities through the planned light rail line, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced.
Phil Twyford today unveiled the Mt Roskill Development at the site of a newly built state house. Similar in scale to the Mangere Development, the 143 hectare Mt Roskill Development will be built over the next 10 to 15 years.
“Not only will this redevelopment provide families in Mt Roskill with high-quality new, homes, it’ll provide the infrastructure to cope with growth and connect with the planned light rail line.
“This redevelopment will include more than 2,400 modest, affordable KiwiBuild homes for first home buyers, around 3,000 market homes, and more than 3,000 new state homes.
“Building in Roskill South has already started. Under stage one, 80 new state homes will be built, with the first ready to move into next year.
“Stage two will begin mid-2019 and will see 90 worn out state homes replaced with around 300 new homes, including around 95 KiwiBuild homes, around 60 state houses and market homes.
“The Roskill South part of the redevelopment will be finished in the next six years, with 302 new state homes and 578 affordable market homes being built.
Phil Twyford acknowledged the leadership of Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, local MP Michael Wood and the Puketāpapa Local Board in ensuring that community aspirations help shape the Mt Roskill Development.
“The Mt Roskill Development is a great example of how local and central government are working together to improve neighbourhoods throughout Auckland,” Phil Twyford said.
“The 2,400 KiwiBuild homes and thousands of affordable market homes being built will give many in the community a real shot at owning their own home.
“With access to rapid transport and new warm, dry homes for families, the redevelopment is a fantastic outcome for the Roskill community,” Phil Twyford said.
Note to Editors:
Auckland Housing Programme
• Mt Roskill Development is part of the Auckland Housing Programme (AHP)
• Better-utilises Housing New Zealand land to increase the supply of new, warm, dry state houses, and to provide new market homes for Auckland
• Over the next ten years, the AHP will deliver almost 11,000 additional new state houses and more than 12,600 new market homes, including a significant proportion of KiwiBuild homes.
Mt Roskill Development
• Development underway in two neighbourhoods – Roskill South and Owairaka – with further neighbourhoods under consideration for the future
• 10 to 15-year development
• Build new homes on Housing New Zealand land currently home to around 3,000 state houses
• Build around 10,000 new homes, including more than 2,400 KiwiBuild homes, and an increase in the number of state houses
• Improve community amenity, including parks like Freeland Reserve
• Mix of house types to meet Auckland’s future housing needs
• Total developable area of 143ha
Mt Roskill South (overall)
• 260 old state houses will make way for around 900 new homes
• Made up of 302 new State homes and around 578 market and affordable over the next 5-6 years
• Developable area 17ha
Roskill South stage one (underway)
• 80 new state houses and Information Centre built over next two years
• 25 old state houses removed or demolished
• First new homes mid next year
• Developable area of 1.3ha
Roskill South stage two (about to commence)
• House removal and demolition to begin later this year
• Around 90 older state houses to be removed or demolished
• Around 300 new homes to be built
• 50 to 60 new state houses
• Includes the upgrade of Freeland Reserve including new walkways, amenity and daylighting the stream to better deal with stormwater. Auckland Council is leading this work with HLC contributing $2.7M to the cost of the upgrade.
• Around 240 new homes for the Auckland market, including a proportion in a more affordable price range
• Developable area of 5ha
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