Houses on the move in Mangere West

21 Aug 2020

The work underway to bring new warm, dry homes to Mangere West is moving along well. Much of the development activity during Stage 1 has been around the Bader Drive area, and a recent community viewing day of the new state homes (65 in total) at the corner of Bader Drive and McKenzie Road was very well attended by locals who were keen to walk through the finished product. You can check out some of the photos from the viewing day here.

Development activity has now moved to the other side of Tararata Creek as we’ve kicked off works on Stage 2. It’s great to have our civil alliance partner Piritahi working with us on Stage 2 to remediate the land and prepare key infrastructure ahead of construction.

Neighbours along Elmdon Street, Hall Ave and nearby streets may have noticed some houses on the move recently. The first old state house was relocated late at night August 3 and this house removal process will continue for several months. Working with Piritahi and our house removal partners, our plan is to remove as many of the old state homes as possible to make way for more warm, dry homes in Mangere. It’s a win/win, as these houses aren’t going to the landfill – they’ll be renovated into homes for families elsewhere to live in.

The Piritahi and Mangere Development teams will be checking in with neighbours in the Stage 2 area to keep everyone updated on house removals and other civil works.

Check out the video to see how the first house exited the neighbourhood at the top of the page!

Plus, you can check out the photos in the gallery here.