Dozens of 'affordable' homes to be built in Northcote

  • 20/01/2018

More than 165 homes are expected to be built on five "superlots" of land in Northcote in an affordable homes project partners are being sought for.

Already 298 current ageing Housing New Zealand dwellings are being replaced with about 400 new homes in the first phase of Northcote Development project in Auckland, under the previous Government.

Now Bayleys is working for HLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Housing New Zealand, to find partners to build on the superlots of land totalling 1.58 hectares.

Registrations of interest in purchasing and building on one or more of the lots are being sought, closing on February 16.

It is essentially a public-private partnership and partial or full off-site manufacture of homes is a possibility.

A short list of potential home builder partners will be identified by March, with the final selection made in April.

Most of the land for sale is zoned for terrace housing and apartments and the requirement is for 55 percent of homes to be "affordable", defined as a maximum price of $600,000 for a terraced home and a maximum of $500,000 for apartments.

It has previously been said that of the new houses about 60 will be new social housing homes and the rest new homes for the market.

HLC was initially established in 2006 to develop the former Hobsonville Air Force base into a new township, Hobsonville Point.

The Northcote Development is the first project to come out of HLC's expanded role of enabling and delivering more 20,000 house across Auckland during the next 10 to 15 years.