Support for Hobsonville Point housing scheme
16 November 2012
Support for Hobsonville Point housing
Auckland Council is to investigate
opportunities for innovative housing forms and sections
sizes to enable the provision of more affordable homes in a
pilot programme at Hobsonville Point.
It has been
announced that 20 per cent or 500 to 600 new homes at
Hobsonville Point will be sold for less than $485,000 over
the coming decade.
Auckland’s Deputy Mayor says
Auckland Council is working closely with the government and
the Hobsonville Land Company (HLC), the developer of
Hobsonville Point, to promote innovation in section size and
“Hobsonville Point is a high
quality development with the potential to offer commercial
solutions to meet the challenge of housing availability and
affordability in Auckland,” says Penny Hulse.
“The key to meeting Auckland’s future housing needs
is providing a greater range of quality housing choices for
people at all stages of life, and this pilot project will
show the commercial viability and market appeal of smaller
houses on smaller sections.
“To facilitate some of
the housing types envisaged as part of Hobsonville Point’s
affordable housing programme, the council is working hard to
ensure that zoning and other regulations support
opportunities for innovation.
“The development as
a whole will add a welcome supply of new homes in
Auckland’s north-west. The news that the HLC has targets
of 10 per cent of homes for a market price of less than
$485,000 and another 10 per cent at less than $400,000 is
The affordable housing targets will
be indexed to inflation.
Penny Hulse says
partnership between central and local government, as well as
the commercial property sector, is crucial to address
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