Huge Tāmaki project starts to bear fruit
The country's biggest urban regeneration project, at Tāmaki in Auckland, is now five years into its ambitious goal of changing the housing, opportunities and lives of communities in three sprawling suburbs. Tim Murphy introduces a Newsroom series on a concept unique in New Zealand.
A pioneering project to improve whole suburbs in eastern Auckland is starting to bear fruit, with swathes of new homes built, 400 jobs found for local workers and changes planned for education and health services.
The joint Government and Auckland Council project, run by the Tāmaki Regeneration Company, is five years old and has charted paths and thinking which could form part of new Government projects across Auckland to create affordable housing and fight deprivation.
So far 300 new homes have been built in a zone that spans Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure, with 600 to 700 in the pipeline and an overall target of 7500 over 20 years where about 2800 social (state) houses have stood for around half a century. Click here for the full article