07.10.2015

Beca hosts launch of Auckland Affordable Housing Development Guide

Beca was proud to host the Auckland Affordable Housing Development Guide launch on Monday 5 October. Auckland Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse launched the guide to the audience of 120 and discussed the importance of managing growth that works for and reflects our diverse city.

Beca and BNZ co-sponsored the online guide titled “Making Homes Happen”, working closely with Auckland Council, Community Housing Aotearoa and the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID). The online tool, brings together information on current and proposed plans and programmes to deliver on affordable housing in the Auckland region.

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse was joined by Sir Ron Carter, one of the modern founders of Beca, Deputy Chair of BNZ Susan Macken, Sarah Lang of NZCID and community housing representatives Dominic Foote, Peter Jeffries and Murdoch Dryden.

Scott Figenshow from Community Housing Aotearoa took the audience through the guide which features case studies, tools and affordable housing information.

Beca Technical Director Amelia Linzey said “We see one of the greatest challenges facing Auckland as a place at the moment, is the availability and affordability of housing to accommodate the growing population of our city.”

“We believe Making Homes Happen is another important piece of the jigsaw for addressing supply of affordable housing and see the guide as a valuable tool to enable Council, developers and the community housing sector to better connect and understand the opportunities they have available to deliver this different affordable housing products for the health and wellbeing of the whole community.”

Visit the guide online at www.makinghomeshappen.co.nz/.