Revealed: Where Govt’s houses will be built in Auckland

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Mt Roskill, Papakura, New Lynn and Glen Innes will be the biggest beneficiaries of a major Government-run building programme announced this week.

These suburbs are set to get hundreds of new houses, many sold at affordable rates, by 2020.

And in an apparent first, non-resident buyers will be blocked from buying properties in some of the affordably-priced developments.

Meanwhile, South Auckland suburbs will see a lift in state houses, with plans to build more than 200 more Housing New Zealand properties in Mangere and Manurewa.

Figures provided to the Herald show the Government plans to complete construction of 9000 houses in the first three years of its 10-year programme.

Of that total, 4600 will be sold on the open market. It was initially thought that 20 per cent of them would be sold at affordable levels, defined as less than $650,000.  Read more…

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