Greys Ave FAQs

Working together to take a fresh approach to supportive inner city living.

What is happening?
Housing New Zealand is developing its Greys Ave property in central Auckland.

What does this mean?
Housing New Zealand will develop its existing Greys Ave property in central Auckland. This will be a significant project and will take several years to complete. We are working closely with key government agencies including health and social development, not for profit organisations and international experts in supportive, inner city housing. We are also listening closely to the experiences of our current tenants and neighbours.

Does this redevelopment include the Lower Greys flats?
No, the Lower Greys Ave flats are not part of this redevelopment. The community areas and on-site support services can be utilised by all tenants at Upper and Lower Greys Ave. It’s important that we create a welcoming, supportive and connected community.

What is the timeline for this development?

November 2018 Resource consent lodged
July 2018 – February 2019 Tenant relocation
From April 2019

Demolition process starts

  • Set-up on site
  • Asbestos removal
  • Soft strip out
  • Demolition of building
2020 Estimated civil works start
2022 Estimated building completion and tenants move in

There will be ongoing engagement and communication with tenants, neighbours and stakeholders throughout the entire development.

What are you building?
We will be creating a modern, supportive, urban community we can all be proud of, where our customers can live well in their homes. In total we will be creating approximately 280 new, warm, dry and safe homes in central Auckland. Of this, at least 200 will be retained as state houses and the remainder will be market rentals.

What is the mix of tenants you will have at the new building?
To create a modern, supportive and urban community a mixture of tenants is needed. Although these plans have not been finalised, we anticipate seeing:

  • approx. 200 apartments for tenants where up to 80 apartments would be for high needs tenants
  • approx. 125 apartments for medium/low needs tenants
  • approx. 76 apartments for non-public housing tenants

What is the typology of the new homes?
There will be 90 studio, 133 one-bedroom, and 53 two-bedroom new homes. This new development could home up to 500 Aucklanders.

What supportive housing models have you researched?
We have been engaging international experts who work in this space in Australia, Europe and North America. Here are some international supportive housing examples:


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