August 05, 2020
Unitec infrastructure spend will support iwi builders
The Government has given the green light to upgrade infrastructure needed for the Unitec residential development.
Housing Minister Megan Woods says that along with support for eight other shovel-ready projects around Auckland will support the construction of more homes as well as provide much direct employment and economic stimulus.
The Unitec project alone is estimated to create 250 jobs.
Kainga Ora will spend $75 million to replace existing infrastructure networks including storm water, sewage, drinking water, and roading, as well as upgrade the community assets such as buildings and parks that are needed to support the residential development on the site.
The housing development on the 26 hectare site at Mt Albert will be delivered by Marutūāhu, Ngāti Whātua and Waiohua-Tāmaki in partnership with the Crown.
Another $188 million will be invested in seven infrastructure projects across Kāinga Ora developments at Northcote, Roskill, Māngere, and Tāmaki, including wastewater, stormwater and park upgrades.
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