11 Feb 2016

Auckland gets 14 new special housing areas

10:18 am on 11 February 2016

Auckland Council and the government have announced the latest batch of Special Housing Areas which they hope will ease the city's housing shortage.

Part of a housing development in the Tamaki area in Auckland.

Part of a housing development in the Tamaki area, Auckland (file) Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

The areas are one of the measures of the Auckland Housing Accord, and those who build there can fast-track their way through the consenting process.

Fourteen new areas have been announced today, with the potential for 4500 homes.

The largest area is upper Orewa, which could have 2400 homes, with another 1100 planned for the Tamaki Regeneration area.

The new Special Housing Areas:

  • Argent Lane, Upper Orewa: 190.53 hectares, 2403 homes
  • Bremner Road Extension, Drury: 22.61 hectares, 300 homes
  • Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay: 0.41 hectares, 40-50 homes
  • Canal Road, Avondale: 0.14 hectares, 7 homes
  • Forge Way, Mt Wellington: 0.17 hectares, 41-50 homes
  • Hobsonville Point (Catalina Precinct) and Marine Industry Precinct Extension: 13.67 hectares, 150-160 homes
  • Kelmarna Avenue, Herne Bay: 0.23 hectares, 70 homes
  • Link Crescent, Stanmore Bay: 2.07 hectares, 40-60 homes
  • Manurewa Cluster: 0.77 hectares, 37 homes
  • Moire Road, Massey: 9.20 hectares, 175-200 homes
  • Ockleston Landing, Hobsonville: 3.61 hectares, 70-80 homes
  • Onehunga Cluster: 0.46 hectares, 22 homes
  • Tamaki Regeneration Area (Panmure and Point England): 119.90 hectares, 1192 homes
  • Zion Road, Birkenhead: 0.19 hectares, 50 homes

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