Building Momentum - our construction plan for future homes
It’s time to change. Housing more New Zealanders means we have to think differently to deliver quality state homes, at a faster rate, and with better outcomes for our customers, the communities in which we work, and the wider construction industry.
We are delivering ever increasing numbers of new state homes and either replacing or retrofitting a significant portion of our existing, aging housing portfolio. We are focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of residential construction in New Zealand, beginning with our own performance.
This document, Building Momentum - our construction plan for future homes [PDF, 4.9 MB], outlines how we will do that while working with the broader construction industry to improve the way state housing is delivered throughout the country. It’s a new way of thinking and building - alongside the industry.
Building Momentum signals three key priorities:
- Shift in behaviours – towards greater trust, transparency and genuine partnership
- Industry leadership – to influence and change the housing and construction industry
- Delivering more with better outcomes in five priority areas:
Building Momentum events and webinars
Building Momentum was created as a means of collaborating with the industry to achieve the rising build targets set for Kāinga Ora for new public and supported housing. The framework was developed with and for the industry, so the Building Momentum team hosts regular outreach events to ensure our stakeholders see what’s being achieved under the plan.
Our Building Momentum webinar series aims to provide an insightful and engaging way to share some of our key construction initiatives, progress and insights with the industry.
You can read presentations and view videos from these events at the links below. Sign up if you would like to receive updates and event invitations(external link).
Building momentum presentations
As a sector we’re being challenged to adapt and rethink our practices with urgency, as we strive to meet climate targets and respond to ongoing market uncertainty. As the country’s largest client of residential construction services, Kāinga Ora is extremely well placed to help lead that change, and we recognise the importance of collaborating with the industry on the ways in which we can all deliver cost-effective, higher performance homes.
There’s no question that we need our industry partners to work alongside us, challenging us and suggesting ways we can go further. We hope that you enjoy hearing about our challenges and lessons learned on this journey, and we welcome your thoughts and feedback on past or future topics.
Buildings for Climate Action: Delivering on the Opportunity
For New Zealand to meet its emissions reduction ambitions, significant changes are needed in both what and how we are building our homes, communities and neighbourhoods. These changes also have the potential to deliver significant benefits for wellbeing, ecosystem regeneration and wider climate resilience.
Bader Venture Passive House Development
Waste Minimisation Programme
Page updated: 6 October 2023