It was great to see first hand with Prime Minister John Key how Special Housing Areas are delivering more homes for Auckland families faster.
This billion-dollar Three Kings development converts an ugly, disused 22-hectare quarry into an attractive community of 1500 apartments and townhouses, retail space and new sports fields.
It is exactly the sort of development we need to overcome Auckland’s growth problems by providing intensive and integrated housing on key public transport corridors only eight kilometres from the city centre.
Fletchers has already demonstrated at Stonefields that quarries can be converted into highly successful and attractive housing developments. This is the largest brownfield site in close proximity to the city that is suitable for housing.