Maori Party welcomes affordable housing development
4 October 2013
Maori Party welcomes affordable housing development for Weymouth
The Maori Party congratulates the Tamaki Collective Consortium led by Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau and others who have successfully negotiated a Heads of Agreement to build 282 homes on 16 hectares of surplus Government land at Weymouth in South Auckland.
“This housing project is a culmination of hard work and commitment from the collective who have displayed patience and tenacity in navigating their way through complex processes and conditions to address the housing crisis in Tamaki Makaurau,” says Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia.
“The announcement reflects our vision for better housing and it also reflects our relationship accord with National to progress options for iwi housing providers through the Social Housing Unit.”
“We would like to acknowledge the leadership role that the mana whenua have played in ensuring successful negotiations to launch this project. The Weymouth project is an example of communities and housing providers collaborating successfully with local and central government. It is heartening to see the Auckland & Onehunga Hostel and Endowment Trust that is managed by the Maori Trustee also emerging as a Maori community housing provider helping to address our nation’s most pressing needs in South Auckland.”