Government announces massive housing development in Auckland's Mt Roskill

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NZ Herald,
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Sun, 9 Sep 2018, 2:57PM
The Government has unveiled plans for a massive housing redevelopment in Mt Roskill (Image / NZH)
The Government has unveiled plans for a massive housing redevelopment in Mt Roskill (Image / NZH)

Government announces massive housing development in Auckland's Mt Roskill

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sun, 9 Sep 2018, 2:57PM

The Government has unveiled plans for a massive housing redevelopment in Mt Roskill of 10,000 new homes over 15 years, including 2400 Kiwibuild homes.

The houses will be linked to the planned light rail line, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced this afternoon.

He said the Mt Roskill Development would be over 143ha and would be similar in scale to the Mangere Development.

"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 had already started. Under stage one, 80 new state homes would 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. "

Twyford acknowledged Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, local MP Michael Wood and the Puketāpapa Local Board, saying their leadership had ensured that community aspirations had helped to 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," 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."

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