Sophie Ryan is online editor for the Business Herald

New Special Housing Areas unveiled for Auckland

Thirty-six new areas in the Auckland region have been classified as Special Housing Areas where new houses will be fast-tracked for completion.

Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith today announced the tenth tranche of Special Housing Areas (SHAs), including the largest area in Drury which could accommodate up to 1000 new builds.

The majority of the new SHAs are located in the Maungakiekie-Tamaki and Henderson-Massey local boards.

Six existing SHAs will be extended to accommodate more houses.

Nick Smith said the latest report into the Auckland Housing Accord showed things were on track for 39,000 new houses and sections to be signed off over three years.

"We have achieved 27,708 as compared to a target at this time of 26,250.

We are seeing the longest and strongest growth period in Auckland housing averaging 26.5pr cent per year since the Accord was signed.

"We now have an all-time record investment of $3.4 billion in residential housing in the latest annual data to February."

The 36 new SHAs and the extension to six existing SHAs equates to up to 3,406 new houses and sections on 243.4 hectares.

See a map showing the Special Housing Areas 'Tranche 1-10 here:

See a map of the latest 'Tranche 10' of special housing areas:

Mayor Len Brown said the progress of the Special Housing Area Accord was ahead of targets.

"Forty-four per cent of the consents issued over the last 12 months are for multi-level developments. So we see that the amount of choice in build and also affordable houses in those multi-level developments is picking up," he said.

Brown said land supply levels was about six and a half years of expectations.

"So, we're not only building at a pace significantly greater than we've seen in previous years, we've also got land supply at a significant level and in-line for population growth."

Smith said in the first two years of the accord, which was reached in 2013, there was an average of 52 new sections becoming available per month. In the first three months of 2016 290 new sections were available, which was "a phenomenal increase".

The total number of Special Housing Areas in Auckland is now 154, with the possible yield of 56,000 new homes.

The 36 new SHAs and the estimated new homes the area will yield are:
• Manukau Road, Epsom - 32-36 homes
• Soljak Place, Mount Albert - 60 homes
• New North Road, Kingsland - 50 homes
• Fontenoy Street, Mount Albert - 50 homes
• Hendon Ave, Owairaka - 64 homes
• Lake Road, Narrow Neck - 6 homes
• Clarks Beach Road, Clarks Beach - 100 - 120 homes
• Quarry Road, Drury - 400 - 1000 homes
• Don Buck Road, Massey - 100 homes
• Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu South - 101 homes
• Border Road, Henderson - 23 homes
• Reverie Place, Massey - 112 homes
• Riverpark Crescent , Henderson - 6 homes
• Taranui Place, Henderson - 6 homes
• Beach Road, Browns Bay - 64 homes
• George Lowe Place, Orewa - 122 homes
• Whitford Road, Northpark - 6 homes
• Birkdale Cluster - 60 homes
• Mangere East Cluster - 141 homes
• Mangere Cluster - 16 homes
• Domain Road, Panmure - 23 homes
• Onehunga Mall, Onehunga - 48 homes
• Princes Street, Onehunga - 96 homes
• Spring Street, Onehunga - 200 homes
• Brookfield Ave, Onehunga - 57 homes
• Lynton Road, Mt Wellington - 60 homes
• Victoria Street, Onehunga - 12 homes
• McLean Avenure, Papatoetoe - 8 homes
• Papakura Cluster - 21 homes
• Mount Albert Road, Royal Oak - 50 homes
• Freeland Avenure, Mt Roskill Cluster - 64 homes
• Morrie Laing Avenue, Mt Roskill Cluster - 100 homes
• Woodglen Road, Glen Eden - 32 homes
• Newton Cluster - 84 homes
• Great North Road, Grey Lynn - 52 homes
• Nikau Street, New Lynn - 8 homes

Extensions to existing SHAs:
• Waterview Cluster Extension - 60-100 homes
• Bute Road, Browns Bay Extension - 36 homes
• West Hoe Heights, Orewa Extension - 15-20 homes
• Manurewa Cluster Extension - 119 homes
• Meadowbank Road, Meadowbank Extension - 0 homes
• St Georges Road, Avondale Extension - 25-70 homes

- NZ Herald

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