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Taruheru investment enables Māori housing

Thursday 21 July, 2022

The Taruheru catchment area in Gisborne will see a $4.2m Infrastructure Acceleration Fund (IAF) investment in key water supply, stormwater and roading upgrades. Gisborne District Council expects these works will enable public, affordable and market housing, as well as a Toitū Tairāwhiti Housing site for mana whenua housing and a wellness centre.

Gisborne District Council Chief Executive Nedine Thatcher Swann says funding from the IAF will be transformative in enabling the delivery of infrastructure for the development of over 450 new homes over the next 10 years.

“The funding will make it possible for developments on the eastern fringe of the city to be completed much earlier than planned and ultimately support more families into high-quality, warm, dry homes,” she says.

“This investment is a significant boost enabling Council to fast-track the delivery of essential roading improvements, water connections and wastewater upgrades, to support growth of the residential area in the Taruheru.”

Read the full list of regions to benefit from the IAF announcement made today by Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods on the Kainga Ora website.