The Willow Street complex is a mixture of one and two-storey homes.

The new development in Willow Street – which comprises 3 one-bedroom homes, 5 two-bedroom homes and one three-bedroom home – was completed in late June. It is the largest social housing development Kāinga Ora has completed in Ashburton to date.

Four of the homes have full universal design features, which means they are suitable for people living with accessibility needs.

Liz Krause, Regional Director Canterbury, says the new homes replace four older homes that were no longer fit for purpose. 

“By increasing the number of homes on these sites more people will also be able to live in a suburb that has a school, shops and other services all within easy reach,” Liz says.

Kāinga Ora has an additional 75 homes under construction or contract in Ashburton and due to be completed by June 2025.  

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Page updated: 2 July 2024