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Eleven new houses a day in Auckland: Adams

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 31/05/2017

The government is promising 11 new houses will be built in Auckland every day for the next three years.

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has crunched the numbers on the commitment to deliver 34,000 new homes in the next 10 years.

The first stage covers the first three years, and Ms Adams says 12,421 new houses will be built across 41 suburbs.

"That works out to be on average roughly 11 houses built every day," she said.

"These new houses will be built in dozens of places like Takapuna, Onehunga, Manurewa and Point Chevalier."

Ms Adams says the priority for the project is more social housing.

"A focus of the Crown Building Project is delivering 13,500 new social houses to future-proof Auckland," she said.

"But we will also build 20,600 affordable and market housing to ensure a pathway for tenants to move into independent affordable housing."

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