September 16, 2013
Mayor rates housing prospects for Maori
Auckland mayor Len Brown says the first term of the super city has laid the foundations for a boost in Maori housing.
There has been a lot of activity creating the first unitary plan, which Mr Brown describes as a bit up and a bit out, with more apartment dwellings and some greenfield development of the city’s fringes.
He says the city is planning for an extra 25,000 to 30,000 people a year, and Maori needs are being considered with scope for development round marae and papakainga.
"With the settlement moneys and settlement assets coming through, everything is lined up in a perfect way. It’s great to see for example Ngati Whatua come through with some excellent papakainga plans. I think that is going to prove to be the biggest benefit to come out of the first term for Maori," Mr Brown says.
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