The Auckland Housing Programme aims to deliver more warm and dry homes for families in the Auckland region. The goal of the programme is to replace older state houses with a greater number of new and modern homes in partnership building on ‘brownfields’ land as we like to call it in planner-speak!
Brownfields is land that has been previously built on. The reason Kāinga Ora specifies brownfields as part of the Auckland Housing Programme is so that communities who already live in their neighbourhoods and have established communities, can continue to do so.
The programme also has a duty of care to these communities, including consideration of climate change and aging infrastructure. The catastrophic January 2023 flooding has shown the reality of brownfield urban redevelopment especially in low-lying areas like Mangere, Mt Roskill and Northcote is extremely complex.
The benefit of an alliance
The alliance delivery model is a relationship-style arrangement, that brings together the client and other parties to work together to deliver the project, sharing project risks to achieve the outcomes. Collaborative procurement methods are used for highly complex or large infrastructure projects like the Auckland Housing Programme that would be difficult to effectively scope, price and deliver under a more traditional delivery model. Improved efficiency and innovation can also be achieved. And there’s maximum flexibility across all aspects of delivery, enabling fast-tracking where necessary to meet time constraints.
What we do for the alliance
HG undertakes survey, engineering design, consenting, planning, and construction observation for LEAD.
‘’We’re coming full circle–- since our inception at Harrison Grierson 138 years ago, we’ve been working together to create enduring communities.’’
“We’re honoured to continue that tradition and be part of this important urban development regeneration,’’ says Glen.
Find out more about the LEAD Alliance.