Creating a place to belong and thrive

Example image of what the project could look like

Accessible Properties is hoping to replace 140 former state homes in Tauranga with more than 400 new townhouses and apartments.

Last week, the report was presented to the Tauranga City Council, which outlines mixed housing for first-home buyers, retirees and renters.

The Gate Pā "Pukehinahina Project" aims to work in partnership with and is seeking investment from the government, developers, iwi and other stakeholders.

Greg says Accessible Properties has an ambition to increase new supply by at least 300 homes within 10 years, which would deliver a 26 percent increase in the organisation’s housing stock.

“We want to see a diverse range of housing types overlooking the street and shared communal areas,” says Greg.

"In addition, we are continually working to improve the quality of the housing we provide to tenants.”

Greg says the aim of this project is to better match supply with demand, for example more 1-2 bedroom tenancies, and create great design outcomes from a community perspective.

“We know from initial work that we need a community-wide, multi-faceted approach with great engagement with all the players involved in making places work,” says Greg.

“We are in the starting blocks - but we need and want others to work with us, bringing their own energy, contributions and ideas.”

Read the full discussion document here.

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