What Housing New Zealand actually wants to do in Epsom

Housing New Zealand (HNZ) has revealed what’s in store for Epsom residents under its controversial state housing redevelopment.

Plans released to Newshub show the scope of the proposed complex at Banff Avenue, which has stirred up fear and angst in the high socio-economic suburb.

“The two existing 1970s buildings, comprised of eight bedsits and a standalone garage, are past their useful live,” HNZ chief operating officer Paul Commons said in a statement.

“We plan to replace the existing buildings with 25 warm, dry, modern homes across five levels – 16 one-bedroom and nine two-bedroom homes. These will include five units for those with accessibility needs.”

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