Across the neighbourhood, there have been over 14,700m2 of new and upgraded roads delivered, 12kms of utility lines undergrounded and around 28,000 new plants and 440 trees planted, over the past five years.

In addition, significant stormwater infrastructure upgrades have been completed, including the installation of over 6.6km of stormwater piping and daylighting streams, helping to safeguard homes from future severe weather events.

Current and future residents can also take advantage of three new parks and two public greenspaces delivered as part of the redevelopment works, including the award-winning Te Ara Awataha greenway-Ngutu Kōtare  and Te Kaitaka/Greenslade Reserve.

Shanon Tapp, Director Infrastructure and Civil Construction at Kāinga Ora says the works delivered to date lays the foundation for the agency and its build partners to deliver hundreds of new social, market and affordable homes, supports asset owners in having infrastructure capacity to enable future private development, while improving amenity for existing residents.

“Over the past five years, our design and civil construction partner, LEAD Alliance, has worked alongside mana whenua and teams from Auckland Council, the CCOs, Chorus and Vector to deliver around $150 million of essential infrastructure upgrades to support future growth in Auckland.

“Brownfield development is complex and we’re proud of what this partnership has delivered to date - the stormwater interventions in place in Northcote, for example. They performed well during the severe weather events of 2023, preventing nearby homes and the town centre from flooding. They’re also a great example of what cross asset type solutions can offer in terms of being an efficient and robust use of space, deliver great environmental outcomes and provide spaces for the community to come together and connect.”

To date, around 317 older houses have been removed or relocated in Northcote, making room for around 1,700 new social, market and affordable homes of different sizes and types to be delivered.

LEAD Alliance’s General Manager Mark Crowle reflects: “Upgrading Auckland’s above and underground infrastructure requires unprecedented collaboration between partners across the region. It is great to see the results speak for themselves - people enjoying a better quality of life in the city’s suburbs as we lay the groundwork for many more homes.”

Northcote follows completion of civil infrastructure works in the Roskill South Neighbourhood in November 2023.

Further civil infrastructure works and residential construction is underway across the Kāinga Ora large-scale projects (LSPs) in Roskill, Oranga, Mangere, Tāmaki and Porirua.

Northcote – by the numbers

Social homes: 309 delivered to date, with a further 171 under construction.

Market homes: 141 delivered to date, with a further 170 in construction and over 350 more planned for future stages.

Affordable homes: 177 delivered to date, with a further 139 under construction and over 200 more planned for future stages.

  • $150 million in new and upgraded infrastructure
  • 14,771m2 of new roads
  • 14,749m2 of new footpaths
  • 6,620m stormwater pipes
  • 2,840m wastewater pipes
  • 5,149m watermain pipes
  • 12,204m new utility lines undergrounded
  • 41 power poles removed
  • 71 new streetlights
  • 3 new parks
  • 2 new greenspaces
  • 440 trees planted
  • 27,944 new plants planted

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Page updated: 5 April 2024