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Key Learnings from a collaborative model for the Auckland Housing Programme

Wednesday 1 April,  

Kainga Ora is leading and managing the redevelopment of existing state houses across Auckland. Kainga Ora own around 64,000 properties nationwide and nearly 50% of their housing stock is in Auckland.

The Auckland Housing Programme proposes to treble the number of dwellings on existing Crown land in key suburbs such as Northcote, Mt Roskill, Mangere and Oranga.

To deliver this transformational change Kainga Ora has partnered with Auckland Council to actively plan, consent and deliver housing at pace and scale. This has required robust collaborative processes between council staff, mana whenua, infrastructure providers and crown agencies to ensure the programme is aligned with infrastructure investment and buy in from the community. The results so far show that quality built form outcomes and investment in community well-being are achievable.

The magnitude of the programme and the desire for speed of delivery has resulted in a number of innovations and learnings for delivering growth.

Presenters:  Alina Wimmer & Celia Davison  

Co-Authors:  Anna Wallace 

Manager Development Strategy, Auckland Council

Alina has a wealth of experience in planning and programme management experience predominantly in housing. Over the last two and a half years her team has worked closely with HLC, HNZ and Tamaki Redevelopment Company to align Council's infrastructure investment and processes with their development targets.  She has previously managed the masterplanning and re-zoning  1660ha of greenfields land for Special Housing Areas in Auckland.  Collaboration  is the cornerstone of achieving liveable cities. 

Manager Central South Planning Unit - Plans and Places, Auckland Council

Celia is an experienced resource management planner.  Her key achievements include managing the finalisation of Auckland first Unitary Plan, the largest statutory planning project in New Zealand. Processing the Long Bay structure plan,  various private plan changes and managing the preparation of local spatial plans including the completion of the Drury-Opaheke and Pukekohe structure plans and the Corridor Study for a possible mass transit route between Auckland city centre to Mangere.          


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