Large-scale projects is a 20-year urban regeneration programme to renew neglected suburbs and speed up the delivery of new homes, including more public homes and homes for first home buyers.
About large-scale projects
Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities (Kāinga Ora) will deliver the projects, in partnership with the community, iwi and local councils.
So far, the Government has committed to six large-scale projects across five suburbs in Auckland (Mount Roskill, Mangere, Tāmaki, Oranga and Northcote) and one in eastern Porirua.
See more about these projects on the Kāinga Ora website(external link).
The programme will provide build-ready land, so that around 36,000 new homes over the next 15-20 years can be delivered. This will include replacing around 10,000 existing public homes that are reaching the end of their useful lives and are no longer fit for purpose, building 5,000 new public homes and 22,000 new market and affordable homes, all on Kāinga Ora land.
Infrastructure investment for the project also means there’s potential to unlock privately-owned land and land surrounding Kāinga Ora land, for another 22,000 homes.
More than houses
As well as a providing new, healthy, dry homes, the large-scale projects will also create jobs, and invest in areas of deprivation, creating well-connected communities, with better access to transport, employment, education and other services and amenities. They will also provide critical transport, water and community infrastructure that will improve the wellbeing of the wider community and provide scope for more growth in the future.
Housing Acceleration Fund funding
The Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF) is being used to speed up delivery of these projects in Auckland and Porirua.
On 28 April 2022, the Government released $1.413 billion in funding from HAF for the Auckland large-scale projects, to be used for underlying infrastructure and land development works, creating build-ready land for up to 16,000 homes over the next five to 16 years.
This work will allow for the replacement of around 4,000 Kāinga Ora homes past their use-by date, 2,000 additional Kāinga Ora homes, as well as 10,000 additional affordable and market homes to be built and available for purchase. It’s also estimated the infrastructure work will unlock potential for a further 11,000 new homes on surrounding privately owned land in these suburbs.
This $1.413 billion of funding follows earlier funding in 2021, which included:
- November 2021 - $282 million for early infrastructure and land development works for the Auckland Large Scale Projects to create build-ready land for 1,260 additional homes and 600 replacement public homes.
- July 2021 - $136 million early funding for the Eastern Porirua to deliver crucial upgrades to wastewater infrastructure and the building of a new drinking water reservoir needed to get new housing consented and provide capacity for further growth.