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  • Location:

    Ranolf Street and Malfroy Road, Glenholme, Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty
  • Type:

    Stand-alone and apartments
  • Total new homes:

    37 for stage 1, 24 planned for stage 2
  • Rooms:

    12 one-bedroom, 20 three-bedroom, 5 four-bedroom and a community space for stage 1, 24 one- and two- bedroom for stage 2
  • Status:

    Staged completion. Estimated completion stage 1 first half 2023, stage 2 estimated completion late 2025

To help meet the high demand for housing in Rotorua, 61 new homes are being built or planned for the 2 hectares of land on the corner of Ranolf Street and Malfroy Road in Rotorua, which was purchased by Kāinga Ora in mid-2021.

These modern, warm and dry houses will help provide Rotorua whānau in need of housing with a place to call home.

The homes are being completed in stages, with six homes completed in late 2022, 19 homes in early 2023 (all three- and four-bedroom), and 12 one-bedroom homes planned for completion in mid-2023. Twenty-four apartments are planned for completion in late 2025 (subject to consents).

What’s planned

Stage 1 homes:

  • 37 one and two-storey new homes
  • A mix of one, three and four-bedroom homes for smaller and larger groups of people, including families.
  • 20 of the homes will be able to be made accessible
  • A community room and shared green space
  • All homes will be low maintenance, fully insulated and with double glazing, carpets and curtains
  • Each home will have a deck and an easy to maintain and fenced private section with garden area
  • Fully landscaped site with natives and plants found locally
  • Internal loop road and allocated off-street parking for each home

Planned stage 2 apartments:

  • 24 apartments in 2 three-storey buildings
  • Mostly two-bedroom
  • Eight accessible homes (to full universal design)
  • Lifts and stairs for each building
  • 22 carparks, mobility scooter and bicycle parking
  • Landscaping, including large feature trees

Next steps

  • Thanks for joining us at the drop-in session on 28 February to:
    • Celebrate completion of and view the first new homes
    • Share your thoughts on how the shared community spaces could be used
    • Get an update on the next new homes, including plans for apartments
  • 25 homes have been completed, with 12 homes due for completion in mid-2023.


Contact us

For any questions, to provide feedback, or to sign up to our database to be kept up to date with this development, please contact Monica Quirke, Stakeholder Relationship Manager, phone 021 229 8068, email bayofplenty@kaingaora.govt.nz

For more information

Please email bayofplenty@kaingaora.govt.nz

Page updated: 1 March 2022