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Housing growth unlocked in Ngāruawāhia

Critical infrastructure projects to kick-start new housing developments, and accelerate growth in Lower Hutt, Nelson, Rangiora, Ngāruawāhia, Hastings, Motueka, Whanganui and Lake Hāwea are being made possible thanks to a massive $192 million Government investment, Housing Minister Megan Woods announced in Hastings today.

As confirmed in this announcement, the Galbraith Street catchment area in the Waikato district town of Ngāruawāhia will receive $5.32 million for three waters and transport infrastructure.

Waikato District Council expects this will enable approximately 200 new affordable and market homes within walking distance to the town centre and local schools, while also contributing to the potential for further housing growth on adjacent land.

Council Chief Executive Gavin Ion says he is delighted: “Ngāruawāhia is a vibrant and caring community, rich in culture and history, and we’re excited to see this be recognised. The funding boost provides immense opportunities for not just the community in Ngāruawāhia, but the entire Waikato district.

“Recognising development potential in the very heart of our district continues to support us to deliver on our Council vision – to create liveable, thriving and connected communities.”

Next Construction Limited is a key developer for the project. Development Manager Andrew Wood says, “Next Construction Limited are excited to work with Waikato District Council to deliver much needed infrastructure in the Galbraith Street catchment which will accelerate the delivery of housing in this community.”


Read the full media release from Kāinga Ora here.


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For more information please contact:

Ally O'Donnell
Communications & Engagement Advisor
Waikato District Council
027 265 8346