New state housing apartments announced in central Auckland

A new public housing development in central Auckland will be able to accommodate more than three times as many households as the 60-year-old high rise it will replace.

Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirmed the plans for the new development this morning, describing it as state of the art.

The current state housing high-rise that sits at 139 Greys Ave will soon be demolished to make way for 280 new units.

Built in 1957, Housing New Zealand said the high-rise was nearing the end of its life and was no longer fit for purpose.

The new development, estimated to cost Housing New Zealand a little over $200 million, will be built with the concept of pastoral care in mind.

Mr Twyford said the rental units would be made available for those with higher and lower incomes.

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Source: Radio NZ