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Stage one of Habitat for Humanity Te Awamutu housing development complete

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27 Mar 2024
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The first stage of Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing development on Te Awamutu’s Racecourse Road is complete.

Buildings on the former ZION church site were demolished last week, freeing up almost a hectare of land for housing. The site is being developed by Habitat for Humanity Central Region, in partnership with ZION church.

Habitat Central Chief Executive Nic Greene said the organisation is seeking funding to commence stage two.

“Development on this site has been impacted by the current tough economic conditions and a change in government, which has brought a change in housing-related funding.

“However, we remain committed to supporting people in Te Awamutu to achieve their housing aspirations through delivering affordable housing options on this site.”

Resource consent for the development was granted last year. The development will see 40 new one, two, and three bedroom homes built, with a range of tenure options.

Pictured: Artist’s impression of the Te Awamutu housing development.

The development aims to create a strong sense of community and will include common greenspace areas to be enjoyed by residents.

There is no current time frame for stage two, but Greene advises people to “watch this space.”

In the Te Awamutu area, Habitat Central manages Freeman Court, an independent living facility for older people, and housing units on Palmer Street. They also operate a ReStore charity shop on Sloane Street, which helps raise funds to support their housing initiatives.

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