Dozens of Welling­ton city work­ers in for cheaper apart­ment rents

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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.

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