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Tāmaki Redevelopment Company Board announced

Hon Phil Heatley
Minister of Housing

Mayor Len Brown
Mayor of Auckland

13 December 2012

Tāmaki Redevelopment Company Board announced

Housing Minister Phil Heatley and Auckland Mayor Len Brown today announced the appointment of a seven-member Board with a strong mix of community, urban development and business skills to lead the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company.

The Tāmaki Redevelopment Company is New Zealand’s first urban redevelopment company and aims to transform Tāmaki (including Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure) in Auckland over the next 20-25 years through co-ordinated economic, social, and housing initiatives.

“I’m delighted to have a Board with this level of talent and experience to lead the Tāmaki urban development programme through its first years,” Mr Heatley said.

“The group has members with strong contacts within the Tāmaki community and iwi, people with superb business skills and with deep knowledge of urban development. I believe they will make a significant contribution in helping transform Tāmaki into a thriving, prosperous and self-reliant community.”

Mayor Len Brown welcomed the appointment of the Board and said it marked a significant point for the Tāmaki community.

“I know that the people of the Tāmaki community, who have worked so hard and so long to develop a transformation vision for their community, are keen to see it under way,” he said.

“With the appointment of the Board, the management in place and the office established, the stage is set for the company to start its work as part of the Tāmaki community.”

The vision for Tāmaki is made up of four key components: a social component to support Tāmaki residents to get the skills, knowledge and employment opportunities they need and an economic component to strengthen the local economy, creating new jobs and business opportunities.

A housing component will optimise land use and existing housing stock, including progressing private housing development and delivering better social housing options in Tāmaki, and a spatial component will create safe and connected neighbourhoods and spaces that support the social and economic development of Tāmaki and its community.

The Tāmaki Redevelopment Company will lead the transformation and undertake some projects itself, procure delivery of other projects, and influence the direction of yet others.

The Board members are:

Chair - Martin Udale: Current member of the Interim Tāmaki Transformation Programme Board. He has extensive experience in land and property development, most recently as CEO of McConnell Properties and has a leading understanding of development economics, urban planning and design. (3.5 year appointment with the first year as Chair)

Deputy Chair - Brian Donnelly: Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Housing Reforms, Executive Director of the New Zealand Housing Foundation and a member of the Housing Shareholders Advisory Group. (3.5 year appointment)

Anne Candy QSO: Appointed as Auckland Council’s sole discretionary director. President, Tāmaki Makaurau Regional Council, 2011-2012. Deputy Mayor Manukau City Council from 1998-2007, the first and only Māori woman to hold this prestigious position. (2.5 year appointment)

Eru Lyndon: Currently manager of the Policy and Development Unit of Ngati Whatua o Orakei Corporate Limited. He has strong links with Ngati Whatua and a number of other iwi with an interest in the Tāmaki area, and is a barrister and solicitor to the High Court. (3.5 year appointment)

Susan Macken: Has extensive governance and senior management experience in business including the Bank of New Zealand and Southern Cross Healthcare. Interim Chief Executive of the New Zealand Problem Gambling Foundation and Chief Executive of the Auckland Regional Economic Development Strategy. (3.5 year appointment)

Soana Pamaka: Principal of Tāmaki College and provides a strong link to the Tāmaki community in which she both lives and works. Active in a number of community initiatives. (2.5 year appointment)

John Sax: Appointed as the Crown’s sole discretionary director. Mr Sax is the founder of the Southpark Group of Companies, which has led the redevelopment of much of the former “smoke stack industries” within Auckland. He is the founder and Chairman of the For the Sake of Our Children Trust and works with numerous community and social action initiatives. (2.5 year appointment)

ENDS

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