2 Sep 2018

First KiwiBuild homes completed and ready for sale

3:19 pm on 2 September 2018

The first 18 completed KiwiBuild homes were unveiled this afternoon at the McLennan development in Auckland.

A new KiwiBuild home

A new KiwiBuild home Photo: RNZ/ Anneke Smith

The 18 homes at the McLennan development in the Auckland suburb of Papakura will be sold through a ballot which runs for four weeks from 10 September.

There are 12 three-bedroom homes selling for $579,000 and six four-bedroom homes selling for $649,000.

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Phil Twyford, was at the site to unveil the new homes.

The first modest, starter homes were an important milestone in the government's plans to restore the dream of home ownership for Kiwi families, he said.

KiwiBuild kitchen

KiwiBuild kitchen Photo: RNZ/ Anneke Smith

A further 12 properties were under construction at the McLennan development and would be completed before Christmas, including seven terraced two-bedroom homes and five four-bedroom homes.

Mr Twyford also announced another 58 KiwiBuild homes will be built there.

KiwiBuild bedroom

KiwiBuild bedroom Photo: RNZ/ Anneke Smith

He said he will be unveiling details of KiwiBuild developments in Waikato, Taranaki, Auckland and Queenstown Lakes area in the coming weeks.

Show homes at the McLennan development will open next Saturday 8 September.

KiwiBuild is on track to build 1000 homes in the first year, ramping up to 5000 homes by June 2020 and 10,000 homes by June 2021, Mr Twyford said.

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