Onehunga development shows future of state housing

A new public housing development to be built in Onehunga has been designed with disabled people in mind and will cater for any sort of tenant, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today.

The site of the 71-unit, two-block complex in Galway Street, Onehunga was officially unveiled by Minister Twyford today with Housing New Zealand Asset Development Group General Manager Patrick Dougherty.

Phil Twyford said the Government is committed to building more public housing and more affordable housing, and recognises that more needs to be done to show leadership in integrating accessibility into those plans.

“This development points to the future of state housing in New Zealand. Housing New Zealand has been progressively replacing older, worn out homes, which were built for a family of one size, with an incredible variety of buildings which can cater to virtually any tenant’s needs.

“In this building, seven units on the ground floor will cater to tenants with mobility issues, requiring accessible designs including ramps, wider doorways, and other specifications.

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Source: Scoop