The Roskill Development project will bring 10,000 new homes to the greater Roskill area and take 10-15 years to complete. New amenities will be built and existing streets and amenities upgraded. The project is aimed at supporting Auckland to grow as a modern, thriving, compact city.
Where will the land come from?
Our land is Crown land, much of which is underutilised. Auckland has a housing supply shortage, so it makes sense to intensify the use of this land to create more quality homes for New Zealand’s largest city and the Roskill community.
What happens to state housing tenants?
We are replacing old state houses with warm, healthy homes. A dedicated tenancy liaison team will work with current tenants to find them an alternative state house. Tenants are supported throughout the process and all reasonable costs associated with their move will be covered.
How is it going to change the area?
You can expect an increase in the supply and choice of available housing, including new and improved amenities and infrastructure. This will attract more people to the Roskill area, providing more customers for local businesses and greater contribution to local schools and community organisations.
What kind of housing will be built?
There will be apartments, terraced homes and standalone homes – one-bedroom to six-bedroom family homes. A range of housing types and sizes will cater for a variety of family demographics, stages of life and price brackets. There’s a home suitable for everyone.
Why has the area been chosen?
Roskill has great local facilities and transport links and it is characterised by a vibrant and diverse community. We want to see it grow and thrive. Roskill is also home to a number of state tenants living in substandard houses. Upgrading these homes is the logical first step.
Who is running the project?
Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities is running the project. We work with agencies such as Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and the Ministry of Education to make the most of opportunities to improve infrastructure and facilities for the greater Roskill area.