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  • Location:

    Koa Street, Tahapa Crescent and Mara Street, Meadowbank, Auckland, Auckland
  • Type:

    Terraced and walk-up
  • Total new homes:

    32
  • Rooms:

    17 one-bedroom, 6 two-bedroom, 4 three-bedroom and 5 four-bedroom
  • Status:

    Estimated completion second half 2025

Community engagement and resources

  • Ōrākei Construction Newsletter January 2024 update(external link) sent out to a 250+ subscribers. To receive this update, please email Centraleastakl.region@kaingaora.govt.nz with your name, address or property of interest and ask to be added to the Ōrākei Construction Update.
  • Letter to community - Resource consent granted [PDF, 240 KB] - December 2023
  • Ōrākei Construction Newsletter April update(external link) sent out to a 250+ subscribers. To receive the bi-monthly update, please email Centraleastakl.region@kaingaora.govt.nz with your name, address or property of interest and ask to be added to the Ōrākei Construction Update.
  • Shared the Assessment of environmental effects and statutory analysis [PDF, 17 MB] document
  • Kāinga Ora hosted a Meadowbank drop-in information session, February 2023 at Tahapa Hall community centre to share our proposed plans for Koa Street, Tahapa Crescent and Mara Street.
  • Delivered 500+ flyers to neighbours and stakeholders for a Meadowbank drop in information session [PDF, 8.5 MB] – February 2023
  • Delivered 50+ letters/emails [PDF, 512 KB] around Koa Street, Tahapa Crescent and Mara Street with an update for neighbours, advising we still await resource consent approval from Auckland Council – February 2023
  • Kāinga Ora hosted a Ōrākei Community Day, April 2021 at Ōrākei community centre which included the sharing of our proposed plans for Koa Street, Tahapa Crescent and Mara Street.
  • Delivered 300+ flyers to neighbours of this site for a Ōrākei Community Day.
  • Kāinga Ora hosted a Meadowbank drop-in information session, March 2021 at Tahapa Hall community centre to share our proposed plans for Koa Street, Tahapa Crescent and Mara Street.
  • Delivered 300+ flyers to neighbours of this site for a Meadowbank Drop-In Information Session.
  • Reviewed and responded to individual questions and feedback. 
  • Delivered 50+ letters/emails around Koa Street, Tahapa Crescent and Mara Street with concept designs for the development to neighbours, stakeholders and the community – February 2022
  • Delivered 50+ letters/emails to neighbours around Koa Street, Tahapa Crescent and Mara Street about our intention to investigate redevelopment – March 2021
  • Briefed local councillors
  • Consulted local iwi
  • Met with local stakeholders, such as schools and community organisations
  • For respondents who had specific questions around design, building processes and timeframes, we responded directly to their enquires through our stakeholder manager’s email, in-person meetings and phone.
  • The information has been shared with the community, through letters, a community drop-in session and our website.

Frequently asked questions

Will any new development shade existing houses?
All of the relevant Auckland Unitary Plan zones contain standards any new development including Kāinga Ora redevelopments must comply with.

These standards include ‘height in relation to boundary’. The purpose of this is to manage the height and bulk of buildings at boundaries to maintain a reasonable level of sunlight and minimise any adverse effects to immediate neighbours. These requirements change depending on the zone.

Kāinga Ora also produce design guidelines for their developments. This includes shading guidelines, so that designs of future potential apartments minimise effects of shading on the neighbouring properties and community spaces.

What about crime and security in the area?
New Kāinga Ora developments are designed to promote safe environments and exhibit good CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles.

For more information – see our Design guidelines

How will you address parking?
Generally speaking with our Kāinga Ora developments we aim to provide a good balance between the number of homes and the number of carparks within a development site.

What happens to existing Kāinga Ora tenants in the area?
Kāinga Ora has a dedicated regional tenancy rehousing team to work one-on-one with affected customers to find them another home when the time comes for them to move. Customers are supported through the rehousing process and Kāinga Ora also pays reasonable relocation costs associated with the move including reconnection of power, phone and internet.   Our intent is to stage developments so customers can move within the neighbourhood, where possible.

Resources and plans

Page updated: 22 December 2023