In every edition of Contractor Connect we include news about other parts of our business.
In our last edition (on page 9) we included a story about a fresh approach to inner city state housing in Auckland.
In this edition we spotlight a brand new housing development underway in St Georges Road, Avondale, where 102 new state homes will be built.
The Avondale site in Auckland is being developed after Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) and Housing New Zealand reached an agreement for the purchase of land. Panuku is a council-controlled organisation established to deliver urban regeneration in Auckland.
Previously there were only 10 houses on the 9,645 square metre site. These old and outdated state homes will be replaced with 26 one-bedroom, 62 two-bedroom and 14 three-bedroom apartments across eight buildings ranging between two and five storeys.
This new development will house small families and will eventually be home to around 380 tenants. The homes and site have been master planned to include a community room and a small park for residents. Tenants living in the original 10 state houses were rehoused last year.
Civil works are now underway, with building expected to start in the first half of 2019. The development is due for completion by late 2020.
The housing development is taking place in parallel with another project being led by Panuku to regenerate Avondale over the next 15 years.
Panuku’s revitalisation will focus on:
- enlivening the heart of Avondale’s town centre
- creating high-quality, residential neighbourhoods
- strengthening connections with the town centre
- fostering the growth of local businesses.