Published: September 12, 2019
- Public housing
- Urban development
The Prime Minister and the Minister of Housing and Urban Development have announced a 25-year project to regenerate eastern Porirua.
The Government will be committing up to $1.5 billion to work with the community on revitalising eastern Porirua, while also partnering with Ngāti Toa to improve public housing in western Porirua.
This commitment is expected to result in 2900 public houses renewed to be warmer, drier and safer, and also at least 2000 new affordable and market homes, including Kiwibuild homes. It will also include an additional 150 public houses.
This is a large, long-term investment to deliver a step-change for this strong vibrant community, who are amongst the most disadvantaged in New Zealand.