New, warm, dry homes for Mangere

Early planning work is underway for the Mangere Development which will bring new warm, healthy homes to neighbourhoods throughout Mangere. We will also be improving some of the streets and parks in the neighbourhoods we’re working in. The whole development will take 10-15 years and will see an estimated 2,500 Housing New Zealand state homes replaced with up to 10,000 homes. By using the land more efficiently than we did back in the 1950s and 60s when the original homes were built, we will be able to increase the number of state homes available and also build much-needed new homes for the Auckland housing market. Homes in more affordable price ranges will also be a priority within the Mangere Development.

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We're investing in Mangere

STATE HOUSING Up to 3,000 new homes owned by Housing New Zealand and rented to people who need housing assistance. AFFORDABLE HOMES Up to 3,500 new homes to be sold to people who meet criteria. MARKET HOMES Up to 3,500 new homes to be sold on the general market.

We’re underway in Stage One

It’s early days for the Mangere Development and the work will happen in separate stages over a number of years. We are underway now with Stage 1a which involves removing 35 existing 1960s-built state houses on Bader Drive, McKenzie Road and Cessna Place and replacing them with 66 new state houses and around 100 affordable and market homes.

How will the community benefit?

The Mangere Development will bring several benefits to the community. There will be a greater choice of high quality housing available. High quality homes are healthy homes. The streets, parks and public open space near the new housing will be upgraded. New homes will bring new people to the area to invest in and contribute to the community. This is good for local businesses and schools. The development will create jobs for local people and pathways to home ownership.

Older Housing New Zealand homes in Mangere will be replaced with warm, dry, modern homes.
What happens to Housing New Zealand tenants?

We are building more Housing New Zealand homes than we are taking away. If you are a tenant of Housing New Zealand living in Mangere, you may need to move to different accommodation. Some tenants will want to leave the area for a variety of reasons, such as being closer to family. Others will want to stay in the area for a variety of reasons, for example they may have children at school locally. Housing New Zealand's tenancy liaison team will meet with you to discuss your needs and work to find a home that meets them. To get in touch with the team, call 0800 801 601

What will the homes be like?

There will be house types for all kinds of families. They will range from one-bedroom to five-bedroom family homes. Tallwood is building one-bedroom to four-bedroom family homes in Stage 1a for Housing New Zealand.

Why has the area been chosen?

Mangere is one of several suburbs across Auckland that have similar projects underway or planned. It has been chosen because it has good transport links and community facilities and because the state houses in the area need renewing.

Mangere’s residents have easy access to several major employment centres, including Mangere Centre, Auckland Airport in the south, Otahuhu in the east and Manukau Centre in the south-east. There are two universities nearby – MIT in Manukau Centre and the AUT South Campus in Otara. 

More homes. Great neighbourhoods.

The Mangere Development is part of the Auckland Housing Programme, a government initiative to help Auckland develop as a vibrant city by delivering more quality homes more quickly. Read more.

Who is doing the work?

Like all good things, the Mangere Development is a team effort. The key organisations involved are HLC and Housing New Zealand, we are also working with council, transport agencies, education providers and the community to get the best outcomes for Mangere. The development project is being led by HLC, the people responsible for the very successful development of the new community at Hobsonville Point in Auckland’s northwest. HLC is a subsidiary of Housing New Zealand, governed by its own board of directors. HLC looks after several projects around Auckland just like this one including Northcote, Mt Roskill and Oranga developments. Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides state housing services for people in need. More than 184,000 people live in Housing New Zealand owned or managed houses or flats.

Homes at Hobsonville Point