By 3 News online staff
An 1800-home development is reportedly set to be constructed in west Auckland in an effort to put a dent in the city's so-called housing crisis.
Located in the suburb of New Lynn, the 12ha project will accommodate more than 5000 people in both terraced homes and multi-level apartment buildings, the New Zealand Herald reports.
Project manager Winson Tan says property company Avanda Ltd purchased the former Monier brickworks site last year and is currently working with consultants to finalise plans.
"Our focus is to build affordable homes for New Zealanders with modern designs, environmentally friendly, community-friendly and [which promote] urban living," he told the Herald.
It is understood there are plans for the project to include parks, landscaping, pedestrian paths and cycleways.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown told the Herald the development aligns with the council's regeneration plan for New Lynn.
"This is part of developing the urban form of Auckland; it's all about choice, apartment block development, intensive housing development around our main transport hubs," he says.
Located in a special housing area, at least 10 percent of the homes must be in the "affordable" range.