Our urban centres play an essential role in the wellbeing of New Zealanders. The Government has a range of initiatives in place to deliver and support development that creates vibrant, thriving and connected places where everyone can live affordably and access opportunity.
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Kāinga Ora―Homes and Communities
Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities (Kāinga Ora) was established on 1 October 2019 as a new Crown agency to transform housing and urban development throughout New Zealand. Kāinga Ora has two key roles – continuing to be a public housing landlord, and a new role to work in partnership to enable, facilitate, and deliver urban development projects.
Urban Development Act
The Urban Development Act is the second piece of legislation designed to enable Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities (Kāinga Ora) to transform our urban areas and create sustainable, inclusive and thriving communities.
National Policy Statement on Urban Development
The NPS-UD aims to ensure that New Zealand’s towns and cities are well-functioning urban environments that meet the changing needs of our diverse communities.
The NPS-UD replaced the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity on 20 August 2020.
Urban Growth Agenda
The Urban Growth Agenda (UGA) is an ambitious programme to remove barriers to the supply of land and infrastructure, and make room for cities to grow up and out.
Housing Infrastructure Fund
The Housing Infrastructure Fund is a $1 billion fund that provides 10 year interest free loans to high-growth councils. Councils can use this funding for developing core infrastructure to support housing development and increase housing supply.
Published: June 22, 2021