It seems counter productive to carve off some of the land and fast-track it without public input
‘‘They are everything us.’’
Fletcher Building chief operating officer for housing Steve Evans says homes should be delivered through 2016 and 2017.
‘‘Auckland is critically short of housing and by using the SHA process, we are able to deliver this first tranche of homes as quickly as possible.’’
To meet the SHA requirements approximately 10 per cent of the homes will be affordable housing.
Those homes will be priced between $460,000 and $500,000.
Puketapapa Local Board chairwoman Julie Fairey, says the affordable housing component is linked to the median Auckland house price.
‘‘As a result, it is actually quite a high price.
‘‘Affordable housing in Herne Bay is rather different to affordable housing in Wesley just down the road here, so in practicality it isn’t that affordable.’’
Fairey says the board is also concerned that the SHA could set a precedent for the the rest of the development.
‘‘It will most definitely limit the public input.
‘‘We have private plan changes, we have land swaps discussions going on – it seems counter productive to carve off some of the land and fast track it without public input.’’
Uneasy view: Puketapapa Local Board chairwoman Julie Fairey has concerns over the newly approved SHA.