On Church Street, three existing homes have been replaced with seven new 3, 4 and five-bedroom homes. Around the corner on Lindon Street two existing homes have made way for five 2 and 3-bedroom homes.

Another way Kāinga Ora is boosting the supply of homes in the Waimakariri District is by acquiring new homes and we have recently purchased six new homes on Percival Street, Rangiora from a local developer.

Canterbury Regional Director, Liz Krause says these 18 new homes are a prime example of how Kāinga Ora is working to renew its housing stock across the region to provide more homes to those in need.

“Increasing the number of homes on some sites means we can make better use of our properties and more people can live in areas like Rangiora, that have good transport options and are close to schools, shops and other local amenities.

“These new homes are well-suited to the modern lifestyles of our customers and they’re also warmer and drier, helping keep power bills down.

“The homes also come with their own off-street parking and some meet full universal design standards, meaning they can be adapted to be accessible for people of all abilities, at any stage of life,” says Liz.

Further redevelopments are taking place at Kāinga Ora properties across Rangiora and Kaiapoi with demolition, site preparations and construction having begun for a further five sites.

“Our work to renew our housing portfolio will go some way to meeting the need for more homes in the community. As we progress these redevelopments, we’re keeping neighbours, the local community and key stakeholders informed with updates on progress.

“Now we’ve delivered these first three projects, we’re really looking forward to delivering a further 31 new homes in Kaiapoi and Rangiora by the end of this year,” Liz says.

You can view these upcoming developments in Kaiapoi and Rangiora(external link).

An overhead view of the Church Street development

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Page updated: 17 May 2024