Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Partnership project progressing well

15 September 2004

Council and Housing New Zealand Corporation’s new partnership project progressing well

Christchurch City Council is continuing to work with Housing New Zealand Corporation to access funding through the Government’s Housing Innovation Fund.

The Council wants to build at least 24 units, for tenants on low incomes, on Council-owned land at Gowerton Place. Rob Dally, the Council’s Facility Assets Manager, said that the choice of location was informed by recent research the Council has undertaken regarding the future demand for Council housing in Christchurch, as well as availability of land in areas where future demand is forecast.

The Council has been in discussion with the Corporation since April. Paula Comerford, General Manager Housing Partnerships for Housing New Zealand Corporation, says discussions are progressing well.

“So far, Housing New Zealand Corporation is happy with progress on this partnership. Once the Council has finalised the design and overall project feasibility, the Corporation will have all the information it needs to make a final decision “, says Comerford.

If the project is approved by Housing New Zealand Corporation, the council will only have to fund $1.7 million - 50% of the total capital costs – as the remainder would be funded through the Housing Innovation Fund. The Council contribution would come from its Housing Development Fund (which does not include money from rates).


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news