Government invests $38m in Te Kauwhata to help support new home builds

Te Kauwhata’s growth could soon be boosted even further due to a $38 million boost from the Government.

Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford announced on Wednesday that Waikato District Council would receive a $38 million, 10-year interest-free loan, to support infrastructure projects around north Waikato township.

The loan was to help with investment in wastewater, water reticulation and water treatment to help support the build of around 2800 new homes in the area, Twyford said.

“This is an exciting announcement, we have to build more homes for our people, that is the big imperative,” he said from one of Te Kauwhata’s new housing developments.

“And it’s something that as a country we’ve failed to do and the consequences of not building enough homes are plain for everybody to see.

“It’s incumbent on government, on councils and on private sector to work together as hard as we can to dismantle all of the road blocks, and the blockages that have been stopping the building of enough houses to house our people decently. That is the big challenge of our time.

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Source: Stuff NZ