We're proposing to enter an agreement with Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) to redevelop sites 1 and 3 at Arlington Apartments.
Up to 30,000 additional housing units are required to meet the city’s expected housing needs by 2043. In our Housing Strategy we state our commitment to staying in social housing and to playing a leading role in developing housing solutions for the city.
Arlington Apartments, in Mount Cook, is the Council’s largest social housing site. It is located between Arlington and Hankey Streets, and Taranaki and Hopper Streets. It consists of three sites that are being developed in a phased approach. Most of the complex was deemed no longer fit for purpose in the late 2000s and many of the homes lay empty for a time.
We redeveloped site 2 (now called Te Māra) and leased the 105 good quality social housing apartments to HNZC in 2018. It provides homes for some of the city’s most vulnerable people and creates some capacity for HNZC to rehouse tenants while they redevelop their older stock in Wellington.
We now propose to enter into an agreement with HNZC for the development of Arlington sites 1 and 3. Under the proposal, HNZC will redevelop the sites to provide a mix of modern social, affordable and supported living homes. HNZC expects to build between 230 and 300 homes on the site.
- The Council will lease Arlington sites 1 and 3 to HNZC for 125 years.
- The mix of housing will include up to 40 supported living units for tenants with complex issues.
- HNZC will retain an option to transfer the ownership of up to 30% of Arlington sites 1 and 3, so part of the site can be developed for affordable homes for sale.
- The Crown, through HNZC will be responsible for the redevelopment (including detailed design), social housing service management, funding and maintenance of the sites.
- The Council's masterplan for the site will be used to inform the detailed design and development of the site to help ensure good urban design and community outcomes, and appropriate density optimisation.
- Statement of proposal (565KB PDF)
- Arlington redevelopment questionnaire (69KB PDF)
Alternatively the document is available from:
- The Council Service Centre at 101 Wakefield Street.
- Newtown and Brooklyn public libraries.
To give your feedback, read the proposal document above and complete the submission form below.
The deadline for feedback is 5pm Wednesday 29 May 2019.
The submission form is also available in a printable version which you can post:
Printable Feedback Form (69KB PDF)
You can also send us your comments:
- by email to email@example.com
- by letter to:
Housing Development (294)
Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
Presenting your feedback in person
The Council will be hearing oral submissions on 4 June 2019.
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- June 2019 The Council considers submissions.
- June 2019 The Council makes a decision on the proposed agreement. If the proposal is approved, officers finalise the terms of the agreement with HNZC.
John McDonald, Housing Development Manager
Phone: 04 499 4444