Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown have announced 4500 new homes in 14 Special Housing Areas will be built in an effort to improve housing issues in Auckland.
This will bring the total number of Special Housing Areas established so far in Auckland to 120, with up to 52,000 potential new homes.
"Housing has been a real focus for the council and our collaborative efforts have enabled many more homes to be made available for Auckland families. The partnership with Government has been extremely successful and it has been a relationship that is indeed benefiting Aucklanders," Mr Brown says.
The 14 new SHAs announced today are: