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Overview

Waikōwhai is a culturally diverse community of over 5,000 people. The neighbourhood is a 20 minute drive from Auckland’s CBD. Its southern boundary meets the Manukau Harbour at Waikōwhai Bay.

Waīkowhai is one of the greenest suburbs in the city, with close access to bushwalks, beaches and plenty of public parks. It is home Wāikowhai Park and neighbouring Wattle Bay Reserve which together make up the largest pocket of urban native forest in Auckland City. Brimming with original fauna and flora, this precious urban gem is an Auckland taonga, which can be enjoyed by users of the 10km Waikōwhai Walkway bush and coastal track.

There are three schools in Waikōwhai itself and several more in the neighbouring suburbs. Hay Park School and Waikōwhai Intermediate are located next to each other on Richardson Road and Waikōwhai Primary is a few blocks south on Hillsborough Road. For secondary school students, Mount Roskill Grammar takes less than 10 minutes to reach by car.


Vision

The vision for Roskill is to increase the number and quality of homes available to residents to buy or rent, including state homes for Aucklanders who need housing assistance. At the same time, we’re upgrading infrastructure and amenities so that public places and essential services are brought up to date and made safer and more durable.

The development in Roskill is replacing old state houses with new warm, dry, healthy homes, and adding to the total number of homes. The homes will be built for state house tenants, individuals and families who are purchasing a home on the private market.

The new Kāinga Ora state homes and the market and affordable homes are designed and built to modern standards and will include double glazing, insulation and modern materials and fittings inside and out. All plans go through an urban design review process to ensure they meet a high standard of design quality. There will be a mixture of standalone homes, duplex homes and apartments.

Roskill has been chosen for investment because the community has excellent access to local services, schools and amenities. By using the land more efficiently than we did back in the 1950s and 60s when the original homes were built, we will be able to increase the quality of community housing and also build much-needed new homes for the Auckland housing market.

New families coming into the area lend further strength to the schools and communities and help to support local shops and small businesses.

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Waikōwhai Plan Change

To support the long term planning for Waikōwhai, Kāinga Ora is considering an adjustment to what can be built in certain parts of the neighbourhood.  This involves a formal change to the Auckland Unitary Plan and would allow for more new homes side by side with strong community spaces.

Between 20 March and 5 May 2021 we asked for our community’s feedback on the proposed changes to the Waikōwhai and Roskill South neighbourhoods, and heard from many people and businesses on what is loved about the neighbourhood, what could be improved and the impacts of the plan change as well as new facilities required.

Take a look at the July 2021 Waikōwhai Plan Change Update to read more about what we learned from the community.

The proposed plan change will be lodged with Auckland Council in August. After a review, the council will then proceed to publically notify the proposed plan change.

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Waikowhai Stage1A - 1

Stage 1A

Fifteen existing homes will create 41 new warm, dry state homes. Tenant relocations and demolitions are now complete, land remediation is underway.

Waikowhai Stage1A - 2

Stage 1A

Fifteen existing homes will create 41 new warm, dry state homes. Tenant relocations and demolitions are now complete, land remediation is underway.

Waikowhai Stage1A - 3

Stage 1A

Fifteen existing homes will create 41 new warm, dry state homes. Tenant relocations and demolitions are now complete, land remediation is underway.

Waikowhai Stage1A - 4

Stage 1A

Fifteen existing homes will create 41 new warm, dry state homes. Tenant relocations and demolitions are now complete, land remediation is underway.

Waikowhai Stage1A - 5

Stage 1A

Fifteen existing homes will create 41 new warm, dry state homes. Tenant relocations and demolitions are now complete, land remediation is underway.

Waikowhai Stage1B - 1

Stage 1B

Tenant relocation is now underway, with many tenants relocated to new homes in our Roskill South neighbourhood. If you are a Kāinga Ora tenant and have not already been contacted by the Tenancy Liaison team, you will not be required to move at this stage.

Twenty-four existing homes in Stage 1B will create 86 homes for sale including 43 affordable options like KiwiBuild.

Removal of the existing homes in this stage will commence at the end of July 2021 and where possible homes viable for relocation will be removed and reused.

Minor upgrades will then begin in October 2021 including undergrounding of local utilities, roading and pavement upgrades through Nash, Morrie Lang and Revel.

Waikowhai Stage1B - 2

Stage 1B

Tenant relocation is now underway, with many tenants relocated to new homes in our Roskill South neighbourhood. If you are a Kāinga Ora tenant and have not already been contacted by the Tenancy Liaison team, you will not be required to move at this stage.

Twenty-four existing homes in Stage 1B will create 86 homes for sale including 43 affordable options like KiwiBuild.

Removal of the existing homes in this stage will commence at the end of July 2021 and where possible homes viable for relocation will be removed and reused.

Minor upgrades will then begin in October 2021 including undergrounding of local utilities, roading and pavement upgrades through Nash, Morrie Lang and Revel.

Waikowhai Stage1B - 3

Stage 1B

Tenant relocation is now underway, with many tenants relocated to new homes in our Roskill South neighbourhood. If you are a Kāinga Ora tenant and have not already been contacted by the Tenancy Liaison team, you will not be required to move at this stage.

Twenty-four existing homes in Stage 1B will create 86 homes for sale including 43 affordable options like KiwiBuild.

Removal of the existing homes in this stage will commence at the end of July 2021 and where possible homes viable for relocation will be removed and reused.

Minor upgrades will then begin in October 2021 including undergrounding of local utilities, roading and pavement upgrades through Nash, Morrie Lang and Revel.

Waikowhai Stage1B - 4

Stage 1B

Tenant relocation is now underway, with many tenants relocated to new homes in our Roskill South neighbourhood. If you are a Kāinga Ora tenant and have not already been contacted by the Tenancy Liaison team, you will not be required to move at this stage.

Twenty-four existing homes in Stage 1B will create 86 homes for sale including 43 affordable options like KiwiBuild.

Removal of the existing homes in this stage will commence at the end of July 2021 and where possible homes viable for relocation will be removed and reused.

Minor upgrades will then begin in October 2021 including undergrounding of local utilities, roading and pavement upgrades through Nash, Morrie Lang and Revel.

Waikowhai Stage1B - 5

Stage 1B

Tenant relocation is now underway, with many tenants relocated to new homes in our Roskill South neighbourhood. If you are a Kāinga Ora tenant and have not already been contacted by the Tenancy Liaison team, you will not be required to move at this stage.

Twenty-four existing homes in Stage 1B will create 86 homes for sale including 43 affordable options like KiwiBuild.

Removal of the existing homes in this stage will commence at the end of July 2021 and where possible homes viable for relocation will be removed and reused.

Minor upgrades will then begin in October 2021 including undergrounding of local utilities, roading and pavement upgrades through Nash, Morrie Lang and Revel.

Waikowhai Stage1B - 6

Stage 1B

Tenant relocation is now underway, with many tenants relocated to new homes in our Roskill South neighbourhood. If you are a Kāinga Ora tenant and have not already been contacted by the Tenancy Liaison team, you will not be required to move at this stage.

Twenty-four existing homes in Stage 1B will create 86 homes for sale including 43 affordable options like KiwiBuild.

Removal of the existing homes in this stage will commence at the end of July 2021 and where possible homes viable for relocation will be removed and reused.

Minor upgrades will then begin in October 2021 including undergrounding of local utilities, roading and pavement upgrades through Nash, Morrie Lang and Revel.

Waikowhai Stage1B - 7

Stage 1B

Tenant relocation is now underway, with many tenants relocated to new homes in our Roskill South neighbourhood. If you are a Kāinga Ora tenant and have not already been contacted by the Tenancy Liaison team, you will not be required to move at this stage.

Twenty-four existing homes in Stage 1B will create 86 homes for sale including 43 affordable options like KiwiBuild.

Removal of the existing homes in this stage will commence at the end of July 2021 and where possible homes viable for relocation will be removed and reused.

Minor upgrades will then begin in October 2021 including undergrounding of local utilities, roading and pavement upgrades through Nash, Morrie Lang and Revel.

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