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  • Location:

    Rolleston Street, Mount Cook, Wellington, Wellington
  • Land area:

    4,905 sqm
  • Type:

  • Total new homes:

  • Rooms:

    36 one-bedroom, 29 two-bedroom and 15 studios
  • Status:

    Estimated completion date first half of 2023

What’s planned

The warm, dry and modern medium-high density housing will offer a mix of public, affordable and supported living homes. They will range in size to meet the needs of a range of people from those on their own, through to large families. There will also be community centres, parks, play areas, gardens and extensive landscaping.

Rolleston will replace 54 old apartments which did not meeting healthy homes standards. All homes will be for public housing and will include 20 Single-Site Supported Housing homes

Alongside these homes we’re also linking with residents, community groups, stakeholders and partners to grow a supported and connected wider community in this part of the city – which has a rich history of providing key worker and social housing for people in central Wellington.


Please note: large and complex projects of this size have many variables, so timeframes could change

When What's happening
October 2019 Resource consent granted by Wellington City Council
July 2020 Site blessing at Rolleston Street
August – September 2020 Site preparation
September 2020 Construction starts
Mid-2023 Completion of homes

Plans, drawings and resources

News and media


Plans, consents, reports

Mount Cook Community Reference Group

The community reference group is a forum for community feedback and involvement, alongside updates from Kāinga Ora and its contractors as new homes are built at Rolleston and Arlington. Find more informationon on the Community Reference Group page.

Contact us

A project manager will be at the Rolleston site from 8.00 -9.00 am, every Monday. If you have any questions or concerns pop along to our site office to have a chat with them.

If you have any questions or want to subscribe to updates, please contact Caroline Speight, Stakeholder Relationship Manager:


Page updated: 3 February 2022