SPECIAL HOUSING AREAS
Special housing areas enable HNZ to increase its housing stock and make better use of land.
HNZ has properties in 13 of the latest set of central Auckland special housing areas.
All 13 of the sites became special housing areas at HNZ’s request, meaning the company could fast-track development up to six storeys.
But HNZ says there are no firm plans to redevelop most of the sites – yet.
Go to aucklandcouncil.govt.nz and search ‘‘SHA’’ for more information and maps.
What next: An old hotel on Asquith Ave owned by Housing New Zealand is awaiting development.