New development in the heart of Avondale


Kāinga Ora is playing its part in the regeneration of Avondale town centre by confirming its plans to build a new housing development known as Highbury Triangle

The development, which is located between Great North Road and Community Lane, is expected to include 236 homes, which will predominately be made up of a state housing complex for older people, alongside a component of market homes and commercial space.

It will be contained within five apartment buildings, spanning six to eight levels. Four of the apartment blocks, or 81 percent of the development, will be retained for state housing. These homes enable tenants to live independently, or with some assistance, as required.

Deputy Chief Executive Construction and Innovation Patrick Dougherty says it’s exciting to have recently lodged resource consent for this significant development.

“Kāinga Ora tenants, just like the rest of the population, are living longer,” Patrick says. “As well as providing warm and dry homes, this complex has been specifically designed to meet the health, social, and wellbeing needs of our older tenants.”

“The development, which borders the town centre, is ideal for this sort of smart, compact design,” Patrick says. “What’s more, it complements Panuku Development Auckland’s plans to regenerate central Avondale.”

Panuku Development’s Priority Location Director (West) John Carter agrees. “Highbury Triangle will provide quality, affordable housing options and forms part of the joined up approach to regeneration being undertaken by Kāinga Ora and Panuku. We look forward to working with Kāinga Ora on Highbury Triangle, and other Avondale projects, to ensure great outcomes which meet the needs of this vibrant and diverse community,” he says.

Highbury Triangle, which is expected to be completed in mid-2022, will enable Kāinga Ora to replace several ageing complexes across Avondale and Blockhouse Bay. This will free up five hectares of land for new Government housing. They will be exploring options for the best use of this land.