Community engagement and resources
To help meet the demand for housing in Meadowbank, Kāinga Ora is planning to build a three-storey walk up apartment with 9 new two-bedroom units. The modern high-quality apartment will better utilise land currently occupied by 2 small 1947 houses on large sections.
- Letter to neighbours [PDF, 583 KB] - August 2023
- Tahapa Crescent proposed site and landscape plans [JPG, 652 KB]
- Ōrākei Construction Newsletter April update(external link) sent out to a 250+ subscribers. To receive the bi-monthly update, please email Centraleastakl.firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address or property of interest and ask to be added to the Ōrākei Construction Update.
- Letter to neighbours [PDF, 946 KB] - April 2023
- Letter to neighbours [PDF, 505 KB] - March 2023
- A drop-in session [PDF, 8.5 MB] was held at Tahapa Hall community centre to share our proposed plans. - February 2023
- Delivered 500+ flyers [PDF, 990 KB] to neighbours and stakeholders with concept designs – February 2023
- Reviewed and responded to individual questions and feedback.
- Delivered 85+ letters/emails [PDF, 506 KB] to neighbours about our intention to investigate redevelopment – December 2022
- Briefed local councillors
- Consulted local iwi
- Met with local stakeholders, such as schools and community organisations
- For respondents who had specific questions around design, building processes and timeframes, we responded directly to their enquires through our stakeholder manager’s email, in-person meetings and phone.
- The information has been shared with the community, through letters, a community drop-in session and our website.
- Deconstruction of homes when vacant possession is available.
We will continue to keep people updated with progress here, and via emails to those on the database. If you have any questions or feedback about the redevelopment, or to receive email updates, contact:
Connie Ake, Senior Stakeholder Relationship Manager, 0800 801 601 (please ask to be transferred) or 09 953 4475 email@example.com.
Frequently asked questions
Will any new development shade existing houses?
All of the relevant Auckland Unitary Plan zones contain standards any new development including Kāinga Ora redevelopments must comply with.
These standards include ‘height in relation to boundary’. The purpose of this is to manage the height and bulk of buildings at boundaries to maintain a reasonable level of sunlight and minimise any adverse effects to immediate neighbours. These requirements change depending on the zone.
Kāinga Ora also produce design guidelines for their developments. This includes shading guidelines, so that designs of future potential apartments minimise effects of shading on the neighbouring properties and community spaces.
What about crime and security in the area?
New Kāinga Ora developments are designed to promote safe environments and exhibit good CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles.
For more information – see our Design guidelines
How will you address parking?
Generally speaking with our Kāinga Ora developments we aim to provide a good balance between the number of homes and the number of carparks within a development site.
What happens to existing Kāinga Ora tenants in the area?
Kāinga Ora has a dedicated regional tenancy rehousing team to work one-on-one with affected customers to find them another home when the time comes for them to move. Customers are supported through the rehousing process and Kāinga Ora also pays reasonable relocation costs associated with the move including reconnection of power, phone and internet. Our intent is to stage developments so customers can move within the neighbourhood, where possible.
Page updated: 18 August 2023