Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Fenchurch neighbourhood project at Tāmaki launched

Hon Dr Nick Smith
Minister of Housing

7 August 2014

Fenchurch neighbourhood project at Tāmaki launched

A neighbourhood regeneration project consisting of 32 new homes, a new Early Childhood Education centre and the redevelopment of the local Scout Hall was launched today as the first phase of the long-term plans of the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC).

“The Tāmaki Redevelopment Company is a partnership between Government and Auckland Council to redevelop this community of predominantly state housing. Our objective is a stronger community through better quality housing, more housing, a greater mix of tenure and improved community facilities. There has been extensive consultation over the past year on TRC’s 20-year plan and it is now time to get on with implementation,” Dr Smith says.

The projects launched today include a new Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre at the Glenbrae Primary School site. A contract has been let with Keith Hay Homes Limited for the construction that also includes work experience for local Tāmaki College students.

The Fenchurch housing development in Glen Innes consists of a phase A of 11 new social homes for which contracts have been let and construction has begun, and a phase B of 21 homes for which resource consent was granted this week. A third dimension to the Fenchurch neighbourhood redevelopment is the refurbishment of the local Scout Hall on Department of Conservation land. A community hub is planned for the site.

“The Tāmaki regeneration programme is about more than just building more housing, but this wider mandate for community redevelopment also makes it more complex. The work of the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company is to get the different arms of local and central government working in coordination and in partnership with the local community and the private sector to transform their neighbourhoods. I commend TRC, Housing New Zealand, Ministry of Education and the Department of Conservation for the progress that is being made with this Fenchurch phase,” Dr Smith says.

“The Auckland Council is a key party in this redevelopment. This Fenchurch phase could not occur without the coordinated upgrade of local infrastructure and the use of the Special Housing Area mechanism that is part of the Auckland Housing Accord. The Auckland Housing Project Office has been particularly helpful in getting this project progressed.

“There has been understandable angst in Tāmaki about these significant changes to their community. A huge effort has been put into engaging and involving residents. The Tāmaki commitment that every tenant who is displaced by the redevelopment will be offered an alternative in Tāmaki has been reassuring. While it is impossible to satisfy everyone, the overwhelming message from the 1100 responses to the consultation on the Tāmaki Strategic Framework was to get on with it, and we are.

“The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company this month with funding of $9.6 million over the next three years. There are huge gains to be made with better social outcomes, better quality housing and more housing. This is New Zealand’s largest-ever urban regeneration programme and it is great to get it underway with these Fenchurch neighbourhood projects.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Budget

It may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel – but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce… is this Budget really as good as it gets?

Supposedly, the public was going to receive significant rewards – an election year lolly scramble no less – for the eight years of belt tightening that they’ve endured, and for the rundown of essential public services.

Well, what Budget 2017 delivered instead in Education and in Health were allocations barely sufficient to maintain the current levels of service delivery More>>

Scoop Full Coverage: of Budget Announcements & Reaction
Latest: Scoop Search

 
 

Auditor-General Stands Down For Investigation: Gordon Campbell On (Not) Taking Responsibility

So Martin Matthews, our current Auditor-General wishes he could have detected “earlier” the fraud that occurred on his watch at the Ministry of Transport. Hmmm. But he could have detected it earlier, surely? That’s the point. More>>

ALSO:

NGOs Pleased: Govt To Halt Collection Of Client Data

Brenda Pilott, the chair of ComVoices and national manager of Social Service Providers Aotearoa, congratulates the government on its decision to call a halt to the collection of individual client data until the concerns of not-for-profit service providers have been worked through. More>>

ALSO:

Gosh: Blasphemy Law Repeal Struck Down

Chris Hipkins, the MP who tabled a Supplementary Order Paper to add our Blasphemy Law to the Statutes Repeal Bill, said this was a "sad day for freedom of speech, tolerance, and leadership". More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Navy’s Dealings With Fat Leonard, And Twin Peaks

At an official level, our “she’ll be right” attitude routinely spills over into a keen resentment of anyone who suggests the outcomes may be less than satisfactory… The Navy has now gone one step beyond. It won’t even ask itself whether it did a good job. More>>

ALSO:

NZDF: Fifth Rotation Of Troops Heads To Iraq

The fifth rotation of New Zealand Defence Force troops left today for a six-month mission training Iraqi soldiers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Demonising Of Iran

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East? More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election