Publication of updated construction intentions’ data is on hold while we assess the impact of recent site closures due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak. We are planning an update of this data before year’s end.  

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All Regions

$7.0-7.2b Indicative Investment
In Planning
Consenting & Procurement
Under Construction
Construction Starting
Building Type


$4.2-4.3b Indicative Investment
In Planning 4700
Consenting & Procurement 2300
Under Construction 1600
Construction Starting
2021 2400
2022 3450
2023 850
2024 250
Building Type
House 1820
Walkup 2400
Appt 2730


$300-325m Indicative Investment
In Planning 700
Consenting & Procurement 50
Under Construction 140
Construction Starting
2021 100
2022 200
2023 250
2024 175
Building Type
House 689
Walkup 36

Rest of the South Island

$200-225m Indicative Investment
In Planning 494
Consenting & Procurement 45
Under Construction 49
Construction Starting
2021 158
2022 177
2023 144
2024 60
Building Type
House 539

Rest of the North Island

$1.2-1.2b Indicative Investment
In Planning 2966
Consenting & Procurement 262
Under Construction 256
Construction Starting
2021 837
2022 1278
2023 796
2024 315
Building Type
House 3122
Walkup 104


$300-350m Indicative Investment
In Planning 380
Consenting & Procurement 260
Under Construction 115
Construction Starting
2021 200
2022 350
2023 50
2024 40
Building Type
House 315
Walkup 80
Appt 245


$350-400m Indicative Investment
In Planning 740
Consenting & Procurement 250
Under Construction 330
Construction Starting
2021 380
2022 260
2023 200
2024 150
Building Type
House 966
Walkup 24

Porirua & Hutt Valley

$450-500m Indicative Investment
In Planning 790
Consenting & Procurement 143
Under Construction 130
Construction Starting
2021 210
2022 310
2023 220
2024 190
Building Type
House 746
Walkup 184

Components of our construction planning intentions

  • Location: the region where we intend to build
  • Building type: houses, traditional apartments, or 2- or 3-level walk-up apartment buildings
  • Scale and plan: the number of units that we intend to start construction on, when we plan to start construction, and how much we are intending to spend
  • Status: what stage the project is at
    • Planning: options are being developed and in the process of feasibility before submitting consent applications
    • Consenting and procurement: process of securing build and other partners, resource and building consents
    • Under construction: shows projected start dates for construction (for those projects not already started)

Sharing this information is part of the Kāinga Ora commitment to:

  • being more transparent about our activities
  • enabling local and central government partners, iwi/rōpū Māori and the wider industry construction industry to plan ahead with greater certainty.

It’s part of our efforts to work more collaboratively with the construction sector – as outlined in Building Momentum - our construction plan for future homes.  It’s also part of the leadership role Kāinga Ora has as New Zealand’s largest client of residential building services in supporting construction industry transformation.  

This data shows public and supported homes. It also includes new builds, where Kāinga Ora acquires newly completed homes on private land from a third party. It does not include the market, affordable and transitional homes Kāinga Ora delivers.

Read more on Kāinga Ora major housing programmes and a set of FAQs on our construction planning intentions.

Construction planning intentions – towns and cities

Our regional view shown above is further broken down for individual town and cities in the following tables:

Aspects to note on this information:

  • We will update this information every 6 months to best reflect current activities and settings.
  • The number of homes we are constructing is the gross volume in the region and is subject to future funding decisions. Gross volume refers to the number of new homes that will be delivered as well as the number of those old houses we replace.
  • Volumes are based on redevelopment planned over the next 4 years from the start of the current year.
  • It shows the number of homes, rather than the number of projects.
  • The information is presented by calendar year.
  • Dates represent when work is planned to begin, rather than finish.
  • This information provides data at a moment in time. As planning for construction projects can and do accelerate and decelerate depending on a range of conditions, specific projects which are represented in this data may shift.

Page updated: 24 September 2021