Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities is charged with 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, 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.

Download Building Momentum - our construction plan for future homes [PDF, 4.9 MB]

Download Building Momentum one-page implementation plan [PDF, 61 KB]

Building Momentum signals three key priorities:

  1. modelling behaviour changes, such as in how we collaborate
  2. sharing our learning to help transform the construction industry
  3. focusing our effort into five priority areas:
    • Partnering
    • Innovation
    • Design Quality
    • Delivery
    • Sustainability

Our system / approach diagram

To get involved, make contact with the Building Momentum team via buildingmomentum@kaingaora.govt.nz

Building Momentum outreach events

Building Momentum was created during 2020 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.

You can read presentations and view videos from these events at the links below.  If you would like to receive updates and event invitations email buildingmomentum@kaingaora.govt.nz

Page updated: 26 May 2021