The first Auckland state house was built in Ōrākei in 1937. Many of these older properties now need to be replaced with warm, and dry homes better suited to the needs of current and future generations.

Old state homes in Orakei

Archive image from around the 1940's of state housing in Ōrākei.

With the support of a local advisory group, a neighbourhood plan has now been developed for Ōrākei. This plan sets out how we will work alongside existing customers, our partner Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, stakeholders and the community to renew and replace these older properties over the next seven to ten years. 

Ōrākei Local Board Chair Scott Milne talking with Kāinga Ora staff at the recent information day.

"The Board and the community know this change is necessary and, as we progress, we see an opportunity for considerable improvement and better community outcomes than currently exist” - Ōrākei Local Board Chair Scott Milne.

A community information session held in March 2024 provided further opportunity for existing tenants and local people to learn more about the neighbourhood plan. Feedback was supportive of the need to replace these older homes with six sites currently being assessed for possible future redevelopment.

Visit our Social Pinpoint page(external link) for more on the neighbourhood plan.

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Page updated: 26 March 2024