Dozens of Wellington city workers in for cheaper apartment rents
Wellington City Council has unveiled the inner city apartments, which will be part of a new renting model.
The apartments are a joint venture with the council and developers, The Wellington Company, which will be built by converting the Freemason House office building on Wellington’s Willis Street.
From mid-2019 it will become the apartment complex, Te Kainga Aroha and home to around 100 tenants in 35 one to threebedroom apartments. The apartments will take up five floors and the council insisted they will be cost-neutral, meaning ratepayers would not be out of pocket.
Mayor Justin Lester said the apartments would be affordable for middle-income workers.