Housing upgrades

In 2008, Wellington City Council started on a joint 20-year project with the Crown to upgrade its portfolio of almost 2,000 social housing units.

The first phase of the upgrade programme was completed in 2018 and we are now planning the rollout of phase two. 

The programme is expected to run from 2021 to 2028 with construction starting in April late 2021. We are looking forward to sharing more information with tenants once the programme is finalised.

Healthy Homes Standards

As part of this work, we will also be upgrading homes to comply with the healthy homes standards by 1 July 2024.

The healthy homes standards introduce specific and minimum standards for heating, insulation,ventilation, moisture ingress and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties.

For more information about the healthy homes standards, visit: Tenancy Services