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Shore & Hobsonville leases signed

Colliers commercial agents on the North Shore have signed 3 leases in Takapuna, the Wairau Valley & Hobsonville.

Leases

North-east

Takapuna

72 Taharoto Rd, unit 212:
Features: Large floor plates, abundance of carparks
Rent: leased in October for $188,020/year net + gst
Outcome: Leased October
Agents: Janet Marshall and Jonty Lamb

Wairau Valley

21 Poland Rd, unit K:
Features: 163.8m² warehouse, 86.5m² office/showroom, 5.5m stud height
Rent: leased in October for $38,000/year net + gst
Agent: Sam Sherning

North-west

Hobsonville

6 Workspace Drive, unit 4:
Features: 46m², warehouse 159sqm with 4 carparks, new industrial building
Rent: leased in October for $41,500/year net + gst
Outcome: Leased October
Agents: Ryan de Zwart and Janet Marshall

Attribution: Agency release.

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6 sales & 9 leases for Bayleys agents

Bayleys agents on the North Shore have completed 6 sales & 6 leases locally, plus leases in Newmarket, Hobsonville & Riverhead.

Sales

North-east

Rosedale

4 Antares Place, unit F1:
Features: 113m² office, 3 parking spaces
Rent: about $33,065/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in November for $490,000 + gst at a 6.75% yield
Agent: Alex Strever

156 Bush Rd, unit F:
Features: 200m² industrial unit, 4 parking spaces, occupied by Corporate Hygiene Ltd
Rent: about $31,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in November for $600,000 + gst at a 5.2% yield, $3000/m² land & building
Agents: Laurie Burt & Matt Mimmack

13 Ride Way, unit B:
Features: 174m² industrial unit, 3 parking spaces
Rent: about $27,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in November for $500,000 + gst at a 5.4% yield, $2874/m² land & building
Agent: Laurie Burt

13 Ride Way, unit E:
Features: 174m² industrial unit, 3 parking spaces, occupied by JDK Maintenance Ltd
Rent: $26,500/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in October for $510,000 + gst at a 5.2% yield, $2931/m² land & building
Agent: Laurie Burt

Wairau Valley

201 Archers Rd:
Features: 8524m² site, 1640m² industrial building, tenants Newflor Industries Ltd & Timber Recyclers Ltd
Rent: $181,388.77/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in November for $7.04 million + gst at $826/m² land
Agents: Trevor Duffin, Ranjan Unka & Matt Mimmack

203 Archers Rd:
Features: 620m² industrial building occupied by Bean Ideal Ltd
Rent: about $111,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in November for $2.2 million + gst at a 5% yield, $3548/m² land & building
Agents: Trevor Duffin & Ranjan Unka

Leases

Isthmus east

Newmarket

128 Broadway:
Features: 69m² office
Rent: leased in November for $55,000/year net + gst, premises rental $797/m²
Agent: Tonia Robertson

North-east

Birkenhead

21-23 Enterprise St, first floor:
Features: 110m² office, 3 parking spaces
Rent: leased in November for $20,000/year net + gst, parking $20/space/week, net rent excluding parking $16,880/year + gst, premises rental $153/m²
Agents: Ildy Meixner, Caroline McNaught & Michael Nees

Rosedale

63 Apollo Drive, unit C3:
Features: 29m² office, parking space
Rent: leased in November for $16,500/year net + gst   
Agents: Dean Gilbert-Smith & Jane Sims

13 Lovell Court, unit A1:
Features: 50m² office, parking space
Rent: leased in November for $15,000/year net + gst, parking $15/space/week, rent excluding parking $14,220/year net + gst, premises rental $284/m²
Agents: Jane Sims & Steven Liu

5-7 Paul Matthews Drive, ground floor, unit E:
Features: 190m² office, 7 parking spaces
Rent: leased in November for $35,000/year net + gst   
Agents: Laurie Burt & Chris White

Takapuna

507 Lake Rd, level 1, suite 1:
Features: 102m² office, parking space
Rent: leased in October for $32,100/year net + gst, parking $50/space/week, rent excluding parking $29,500/year net + gst, premises rental $289/m²
Agents: Dean Gilbert-Smith & Jane Sims

68-76 Taharoto Rd, level 2, suite 218B:
Features: 18m² office
Rent: leased in November for $29,900/year net + gst, premises rental $1661/m²
Agent: Jane Sims

North-west

Hobsonville

39 Westpoint Drive, unit 2:
Features: 861m² unit – warehouse 663m², office 198m², 12 parking spaces
Rent: leased in November for $150,000/year net + gst 
Agents: Laurie Burt & Matt Mimmack

Riverhead

15 Timber Place:
Features: 2164m² yard
Rent: leased in November for $43,000/year net + gst, premises rental $20/m²
Agent: Rosemary Wakeman

Attribution: Agency release.

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7 of 19 intensive homes sell at Barfoot auctions

7 sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office auction sessions on Wednesday & Thursday out of 19 intensive living units listed below, which include apartments in both the cbd & suburbia, traditional brick & tile units, some terraces & townhouses and, from the Wednesday afternoon session, some cross-leased properties.

The properties listed below are all intensive in some form, so exclude standalone homes (unless they’re on a cross-lease).

A regular feature of the market is the appearance of properties at various stages of leaky building remediation, and 2 fit that description here.

Every agency handling apartments also has a supply of units in the brand-new Sugartree development’s second stage, Centro, to offer. Ray White City Apartments had 2 yesterday and Barfoots had one – all passed in.

The auction rooms have mostly been quiet, and the distinguishing feature has been the high proportion of the offering which attracted no bid – 6 of those listed here – despite, in some cases, bidders registering.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Tetra House, 85 Wakefield St, unit 413:
Features: one bedroom, 2 bathrooms
Outgoings: body corp levy $4196/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $349,000
Agents: John Zhang & Richard Tan

Uptown

Kiwi on Queen, 421 Queen St, unit 805:
Features: 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: body corp levy $4591/year
Income assessment: $480/week current, fixed until February
Outcome: sold for $310,000
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Victoria Quarter

City Oaks, 188 Hobson St, unit 210:
Features: fully furnished 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1201/year including gst; body corp levy $5775/year
Income assessment: vacant
Outcome: passed in at $260,000
Agents: Johnson Chen

Sugartree Centro, 145 Nelson St, unit 212:
Features: 100m² – 76m² internal, 24m² balcony, 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, balcony, carport, storage locker
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Tristan Young

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

50 Rutland Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, terrace, carport
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agents: Carolyn & Peter Brooks

Panmure

44 Pilkington Rd, unit 5:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jane Wang & Angela Liu

Remuera

7B Lingarth St:
Features: 383m² section, 200m²-plus 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, office, courtyard, double garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.469 million
Agent: Paul Groom

50 Monteith Crescent:
Features: 1080m² section, 3 3-bedroom townhouses, all on fixed-term tenancies, 3 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Karin Cooper

276 Victoria Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 993m², 2-level 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, conservatory, double garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Frances Li & Raymond Chan

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

North Apartments, 197 Great North Rd, unit 205:
Features: 101m², 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, balcony, double garage, secure storage
Outgoings: body corp levy $5284/year
Outcome: sold for $1.805 million
Agents: Ryan Harding & Louise Stringer

33 Mackelvie St, unit 1I:
Features: about 60m², one-bedroom apartment, secure parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $3374/year
Income assessment: $550-570/week
Outcome: sold for $550,000
Agent: Tim Roskruge

Summerfield Villas, 386 Richmond Rd, unit 1:
Features: m², 4-level 4-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, double garage, reclad terrace, tandem internal-access garage; repair work on the complex now being undertaken in 3 stages following leaky building claim, work on this unit completed, vendor has set aside balance of repair levy but any further costs would be liability of new owner; there is a code compliance settlement clause
Outgoings: body corp levy $3602/year + remedial levies
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Jonathan White

Mt Eden

2 Matipo St, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $958,000
Agents: Sara Knight & Vern Hines

905 Mt Eden Rd, unit 9:
Features: 2-level 5-bedroom house, 3 bathrooms, double internal-access garage, code compliance certificate not yet issued for original construction in 2004 & recladding this year
Outgoings: body corp levy $3422/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.38 million, back on market at $1.595 million
Agent: Sue Saywell

76 Wairiki Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1015m², 2-storey 4-bedroom bungalow, 2 bathrooms, study, 3 living areas, double garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.799 million
Agents: Derek Helliwell & Cathy Giles

Sandringham

3 Mars Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 850m², 3-bedroom bungalow, 2 bathrooms, carport
Outcome: passed in at $1.2 million, back on market at $1.315 million
Agents: Sara Knight & Vern Hines

North-east

Hillcrest
104 Pupuke Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1421m², 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, garage, carport
Outcome: sold for $980,000
Agent: Jonathan White

Northcote Point

12 Belle Vue Avenue, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1470m², 2-bedroom unit, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $769,000
Agent: Bev Bellas & Jo Meechan

North-west

Hobsonville

255A Hobsonville Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 703m², 3-bedroom house, internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in at $735,000, back on market at $785,000
Agents: Kelly Zhang & Sammi Huang

Attribution: Auctions.

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Workspace office sells off plans

Published 30 October 2017, original version replaced:

A Kea Property Group office in the Workspace development area at Hobsonville has been sold off the plan by Kea associate Corinthian Properties Ltd (Dave McAlpine & Zane Gifford), through Colliers.

North-west

Hobsonville

102C Hobsonville Rd:
Features: 600m² office, part of a $23 million development by Kea Property Group which includes a childcare centre, retail, cafes, commercial services & offices, with completion expected November 2018
Outcome: sold off the plan for $2.848 million + gst
Agents: Sean Finnegan & Craig Smith

Link: Kea Property Group, 102C Hobsonville Rd project

Attribution: Agency release.

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3 sales, a syndication & a lease

Colliers agents have completed 2 sales & a lease in West Auckland, another at Rosedale, and have completed the syndication of 4 distribution centres through Silverfin Capital Ltd.

Syndication sale

Features: 4 Provida Foods Ltd national distribution centres
Outcome: sold to investors in 233 parcels in a Silverfin Capital Ltd proportionate ownership scheme for a total $11.65 million
Agents: Charlie Oscroft & Kris Ongley

North-east

Rosedale

35 William Pickering Drive, unit 4:
Features: 946m², retail showroom/warehouse
Rent: $170,000/year net + gst from tenancy running until 1 March 2018       
Outcome: sold for $2.765 million at a 6.14% yield
Agents: Jimmy O’Brien (Colliers) & Marty van Barneveld (NAI Harcourts)

North-west

Hobsonville

Hobsonville Workspace, 102 Hobsonville Rd, lots 3 & 4:
Features: 600m² off-the-plan office site developed by The Neil Group Ltd; building to be developed by Kea Properties Ltd, it will include a childcare, retail, cafes & office, completion expected end of 2018
Outcome: sold to Kea for $2.848 million + gst
Agents: Sean Finnegan & Craig Smith

Westgate

101-103 Fred Taylor Drive:
Features: 3.55ha vacant industrial development site     
Outcome: sold for $10.5 million + gst
Agents: Sean Finnegan (Craig Smith (Colliers) & David Mayhew (JLL)

Lease

North-west

Westgate

9 Northside Drive, lot 3:
Features: 720m² childcare centre leased to Eduplay Childcare Ltd
Rent: $390,000/year net + gst + opex
Outcome:
Agents: Sean Finnegan & Craig Smith

Attribution: Agency release.

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Hobsonville Pt townhouse sells

One townhouse was sold out of 3 auctioned at Bayleys branches around Auckland last week.

Isthmus east

Newmarket

Domain Terraces, 1AE George St:
Features: 228m² Paddington terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, loft, storage, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $3931/year including gst; body corp levy $11,739/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Gary & Vicki Wallace

Panmure

7B Sunset View Rd:
Features: 2-level duplex, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $849,000
Agents: Tim Stewart

North-west

Hobsonville Point

Buckley, 2 Station St:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, parking space, one-year-old GJ Gardner townhouse
Outcome: sold for $900,000
Agents: Clare Ellis & Amelia-Jane Hoffmann

Earlier story:
Updated 22 August 2017: Updated: Now 3 commercial sales but homes passed in at auction

Attribution: Agency release.

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Hobsonville Land aims for more houses below median price

HLC Ltd has begun a programme with its builder-partners to increase the supply of new homes at or below the median price of homes in the vicinity of Hobsonville Point, currently $884,000.

HLC is the Government-owned company, formerly the Hobsonville Land Co Ltd, which is engaged in residential land development at Hobsonville Point, and now also at Northcote.

Chief executive Chris Aiken said on Friday the programme would focus on the Buckley B & Te Uru precincts at Hobsonville Point, where 500 homes would be built over the next 4 years at or below the average of the median house prices for the former North Shore & Waitakere cities, as published by the Real Estate Institute every month.

The homes built as part of this programme will be mainly 3- or 4-bedroom homes. Some 2-bedroom homes would also be built, and they’d mostly be terrace houses or apartments.

Mr Aiken said this programme was in addition to the company’s programme to deliver Axis series homes, currently priced at or below $650,000. 20% of all new homes at Hobsonville Point will be Axis series homes.

He said: “The only way to reduce house prices in Auckland is to increase the supply of housing below the median price,” but add that the builders were also motivated by the commercial opportunity: “This is the part of the market in which demand is greatest. Continuing to only build big expensive houses on large sections isn’t meeting the majority of market need.

“Auckland is changing, with more one- or 2-person households, and many homeowners prioritising lifestyle & amenity over a backyard or large house.”

Mr Aiken said these homes would be sold on the open market by the 8 building companies participating in the programme, and would not use a ballot system sometimes required for Axis series homes when demand exceeded supply.

Buyers must buy the property in their own name and be owner-occupiers, meaning the buyer must live in the home for a minimum of 2 years after purchase.

The first homes to be built as part of the programme are expected to be ready for occupation from mid-2018, but some are already available to buy off-the-plan through Ockham Residential Ltd & Classic Builders Group Ltd.

Attribution: Company release.

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8 out of 12 sell at Bayleys’ auction

8 of the 12 commercial properties in Bayleys’ Total Property auction on Wednesday sold under the hammer. Heaviest bidding was between intending owner-occupiers for a Penrose property on Olive Rd (pictured). 

Isthmus east

Parnell

481 Parnell Rd:
Features: 300m² site zoned mixed use, in double grammar zone, 225m² 2-level character dwelling converted for commercial use with resource consent to demolish; new 4-year lease from May 2017 to Mt Hobson Properties Ltd (Hamish Firth)
Rent: $80,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.45 million at a 3.26% yield
Agents: Alan Haydock, Damien Bullick & Phil Haydock

Penrose

9 Olive Rd:
Features: 2043m² site, 1281m² older style industrial building, 884m² manufacturing warehouse, 257m² of offices & amenities and 109m² of mezzanines, first time on market in 34 years
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $3.32 million at $2591.7/m² land & building
Agents: John Bolton & Roy Rudolph

Royal Oak

Royal Oak Mall, 691 Manukau Rd, unit AL:
Features: 226m² retail unit, occupied by Paper Plus since 1993
Rent: $48,845/year net + gst
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Nicolas Ching & Beterly Pan

North-east

Milford

47 Nile Rd:
Features: 688m² site zoned neighbourhood centre, 2 roadfront shops (superette & Thai takeaway) totalling 132m² and 92m² residential dwelling occupied by superette tenant; longer-term redevelopment potential
Rent: $56,200/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.56 million at a 3.6% yield
Agents: Eddie Zhong, Terry Kim & Ranjan Unka

170 Wairau Rd, unit 22:
Features: 180m² retail unit in rear portion of Wairau Junction convenience centre, occupied by Wairau Foods & Spices which renewed in February for 6 years
Rent: $55,500/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $840,000 at a 6.61% yield
Agents: Matt Mimmack & Ashton Geissler

Silverdale

4 Titan Place, unit R:
Features: 169m² workshop & office unit built in 2007, 3-phase power, air-conditioning, security alarm system, 2 parking spaces; 2-year lease to Ice Industrial Engravers Ltd from 1 July 2017
Rent: $22,500/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $426,000 at a 5.28% yield
Agents: Rosemary Wakeman & Mustan Bagasra

Warkworth

The Grange, 67 Auckland Rd, unit 21A:
Features: 61m² unit in retail complex, currently fitted out as office accommodation and leased to Hawthorn Geddes Engineers & Architects for 6 years from April 2017; could be converted to retail
Rent: $21,315/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $432,000 at a 4.93% yield; auction brought forward, bidding starting at declared reserve of $338,500
Agents: Matt Lee & James Chan

The Grange, 67 Auckland Rd, unit 15:
Features: 367m² unit in retail complex occupied by Fit Factory gym for 6 years from March 2017
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Matt Lee & James Chan

North-west

Henderson

114 Henderson Valley Rd:
Features: 2140m² site, 80-unit storage complex
Rent: $145,218/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in on vendor bid of $1.7 million
Agents: Shane Snijder & James Hill

Hobsonville

160 Hobsonville Point Rd, unit 5R:
Features: 118m² ground-floor retail unit, 2 parking spaces occupied by café on 10-year lease
Rent: $56,200/year net + gst
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Steven Liu & Eddie Zhong

South

Manurewa

232 Great South Rd:
Features: 2141m² site, 2025m² bulk retail building owned & occupied by family furniture business for 20 years, 2-year lease back
Rent: $170,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.4 million at a 7.08% yield
Agents: Shane Snijder & Piyush Kumar

Papakura

32 Elliot St:
Features: 809m² corner site, 2-level main building, 157m² of ground-floor offices plus 106m² residential floor & 36m² terrace above currently occupied by beauty therapy business; 1920s 90m²  bungalow at rear with separate entrance & residential tenancy
Rent: $46,540/year net + gst from 2 commercial leases; $23,400/year from residential tenancy
Outcome: sold for $1.32 million at a 5.3% yield
Agents: Rod Grieve & Peter Migounoff

Attribution: Agency release.

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HLC lifts Axis housing price cap, aligns income caps with HomeStart

Housing NZ Corp subsidiary HLC (2017) Ltd – the former Hobsonville Land Co Ltd – will raise its price cap for Axis Series “affordable” homes at Hobsonville Point from $550,000 to $650,000 on Saturday, 1 July, and will adjust income caps to align with KiwiSaver HomeStart grants.

Axis Series sections are smaller to keep the cost down, but the homes contain features such as double-glazing, extra insulation, rainwater capture and a weather-tight warranty.

HLC chief executive Chris Aiken said on Friday the income cap for individual buyers of Axis Series homes would come down on Saturday from $120,000 to $85,000 to be consistent with the HomeStart grant criteria. The income cap for couples (or 2 or more purchasers) will rise from $120,000/year to $130,000/year.

Anyone already approved under the old criteria will be unaffected.

Mr Aiken said Housing NZ would also take over the application & ballot process for Axis Series homes, although buyers of these homes would still buy them directly from the builders: “As the administrator of HomeStart, it makes sense for Housing NZ to also manage applications & approvals for Axis Series homes. This move will enable us to scale up the scheme as needed, as more new housing comes on stream across Auckland.”

Mr Aiken said a driver for raising the price cap for couples was to allow for more 2- & 3-bedroom homes to be delivered as Axis Series homes: “Rising construction costs have made it harder for our builders to deliver these homes under our current cap, and we risked losing diversity in our new stock as builders reduced home size to deliver within the price cap.”

HLC introduced Axis Series homes to its Hobsonville Point development before the launch of HomeStart, and Mr Aiken said it made sense to align this pricing with both HomeStart and the Government’s Welcome Home Loan criteria as many bidders for Axis Series homes were using these other services.

When the Government announced “affordable” price ranges in 2012, 10% of the houses were to be priced up to $400,000. Another 10% were to be priced between $400-485,000, 5% up to $450,000, 5% above.

The price caps were raised by $50-60,000 in May 2015, but 10% of homes were still to be built for $485,000 or less.

With the Axis price cap set at $650,000, at least 5% of homes will still be at or below $550,000 and at least 10% will be at or below $600,000.

Mr Aiken said that, as at 31 May, 422 Axis Series homes had been sold at Hobsonville Point: “We’re delighted with the market response, and pleased that our builder partners have applied such innovation & skill to ensure a high quality product even at more accessible price points.

“We know Axis has fostered new thinking in the affordable segment of the market with many builders, having developed techniques & approaches at Hobsonville Point, able to apply these more widely across their commercial building portfolio.”

Links: Axis series
Axis series, small home test lab

Earlier stories:
26 March 2017: Hobsonville Land becomes HLC
14 June 2015: Hobsonville Pt housing programme advanced, cheaper range ratio lifted
6 May 2015: Hobsonville Pt affordable brackets raised $50-65,000
19 March 2014: Hobsonville test lab points way to more housing innovation
19 November 2012: $485,000 top price for 20% of Hobsonville Pt housing
30 September 2009: Regional council approves urban limit shift days before first sod turned on Hobsonville development
8 June 2008: Comprehensive development plan for Hobsonville lodged
23 May 2008: Budget promotes Hobsonville project & separate affordability schemes

Attribution: Company release.

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Adams recognises importance of community, not just housing

The Government’s Hobsonville Point development reached a landmark 1000 homes occupied this week, celebrated with a visit to the latest residents by Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and local MP (and deputy prime minister) Paula Bennett.

HLC Ltd (ex-Hobsonville Land Co Ltd) chief executive Chris Aiken told the ministers 409 of new homes sold had gone to first-homebuyers and were in the “affordable” category, priced under $550,000. The average price across the development was $730,000.

Another 630 new homes are at various stages of production.

HLC has masterplanned the former Hobsonville airbase, but all the subdivisions on it are being carried out by private developers. The 1000th home, on Squadron Drive, is by Jalcon Homes.

Ms Adams, who’s also minister responsible for social investment, brought a different perspective to the housing role from her predecessor’s in a city where construction hasn’t kept pace with net immigration, let alone internal population growth.

Nick Smith, as housing, building & construction minister (and he retains the last 2 of those titles), was all about getting construction numbers up, and never sounded like he wanted to put that in context.

Ms Adams was pleased to see the 167ha of Hobsonville Point being turned into a vibrant community: “It’s not just about the new houses we’re building, it’s about the quality of community.”

Many of the homes at Hobsonville Point fit HLC’s Axis series design of cheaper, highly efficient construction, and Ms Adams said that raising the standard in this way would have an effect far beyond Hobsonville Point.

She also noted that, although the Government had instituted a programme of putting Crown-owned land to more productive use, including housing development, its holdings represented only 5% of housing land in Auckland.

Crown land is being used to lift construction output, and Ms Adams said that was a strategy that could be adopted in future downturns, to help the sector meet capacity requirements.

She also visited a new $12 million transitional housing complex on Puhinui Rd, Manukau, yesterday, and put that spurt of emergency accommodation into perspective: “When we think about social housing, it’s not just the number of houses [or flats or motel beds]. You have to think: Is there a market of houses we can move people back into?”

Hobsonville Point is one of many developments around the Auckland which have begun to lift construction from the low point in 2011, when only 13,500 consents for new homes were issued nationally. In the last 12 months, 10,200 consents have been issued in Auckland alone.

The 72-unit Puhinui Rd facility will help house up to 560 families/year, out of an estimated 3660 Auckland families and 8600 nationally who would need transitional housing in a year.

Attribution: HLC & ministerial releases, Hobsonville visit.

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