Ballots open today for the first 10 KiwiBuild homes in Wanaka.
Two-hundred and eleven homes will be built over the next two years as part of the Northlake development.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says Queenstown Lakes has faced major housing affordability challenges due to rapid growth.
The first 10 include four two-bedroom and six three-bedroom standalone homes. They will be priced between $565,000 and $650,000.
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The Government wants to build 100,000 'affordable' homes in the next decade.