The blessing was attended by partners Ngāti Toa, Porirua City Council and Kāinga Ora, along with key stakeholders.

Left-Right: Janey Edwards, Roena McCarthy and Kaumatua Taku Parai

Porirua Development Project Director Will Pennington says this event was smaller than our 31 July events for the completed Castor Crescent homes, as we planned this under COVID-19 restrictions.

“Instead we’ve created a virtual open home, so the community can take a look around that way,” he says. You can take a tour of the Champion Street homes by watching the video below.

The 14 new homes are warm, dry, energy efficient one-bedroom apartments, with the front four lower units being accessible homes.

“Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities tenancy liaison officers have been working closely with new tenants over the development and everyone who has seen them has been keen to move in as soon as they can,” says Mr Pennington.

“These 14 new homes are the second lot of homes completed this year in Cannons Creek, following the completion of 10 new homes in Castor Crescent in July.

“We’re also looking forward to the next two lots in Castor Crescent being completed later this year and the final Castor Crescent lot completed early next year,” he says.

While COVID-19 has caused some delays in building work, contractors have worked hard to make up time, where possible.

“By early next year Kāinga Ora will have delivered 14 new one-bedroom homes in Castor Crescent and a total of 53 new homes in a range of sizes in Castor Crescent,” he says.

Virtual open home

 

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Page updated: 9 October 2020