New Fenchurch homes open for tenants

Thursday, August 27, 2015

MP Simon O’Connor welcomes the opening of the first homes under the Fenchurch neighbourhood regeneration project.

“The Fenchurch neighbourhood regeneration project is delivering for Tamaki, with 11 new homes at Fenchurch 1A now move-in-ready,” said Mr O’Connor.

These Housing New Zealand properties have been built to meet the needs of today’s social housing tenants, with double-glazing, insulation, thermal quality curtains and low-energy use appliances.

“The quality of this new stock is exemplary. Fenchurch 1A was previously the site of two run-down state houses; 11 high-standard homes now occupy the same area.

“The new homes are suitable for a range of local low-income families with a mixture of two, three, and four-bedroom houses.

“This project from the Tamaki Redevelopment Company is lifting the quality and suitability of housing in our community,” said Mr O’Connor.

The Tamaki Redevelopment Company is a joint venture between the Government and Auckland Council with the aim of achieving better housing and social outcomes at Tamaki.

“Work does not stop here, 21 new houses are underway at Fenchurch 1B and these will open early next year.

“I look forward to the continued success of the project,” said Mr O’Connor.

The entire Fenchurch neighbourhood regeneration project involves the construction of approximately 400 houses in total by 2018.

Over the next 10 to 15 years, about 7,500 new houses will be built at Tamaki in place of 2,500 existing ones. The Government has already committed to ensuring that at least 2800 of these will be social housing to equal the number here now.