2018 a Significant Year for HLC and Partners
Last year was a big one for HLC. We evolved from delivering New Zealand’s fastest-growing masterplanned development - Hobsonville Point - to taking on a wide range of significant housing projects across Auckland and Wellington. HLC now has a total of 750 hectares of land under development, which will eventually yield 55,000 new homes. Here’s a snapshot of how those projects are progressing:
Hobsonville Point is delivering one new home every day, and in June this year it will be halfway towards its final goal of 4,000 new homes. The 5km Te Ara Manawa Coastal Walkway, a key piece of amenity for the region, was opened in November 2018.
In Mangere, we’re replacing 2,600 old state homes with 10,000 new market, affordable and state homes. The first homes will be ready early this year.
Housing New Zealand tenants moved into the first 43 new state homes at Northcote in 2018. Five hundred new homes will be delivered in Stage Two of the development, of a planned total of 5,000 new market, affordable and state homes. Development of a significant greenway that will run alongside three local schools is underway.
Construction has begun in Owairaka, where 190 existing state homes will be replaced by around 900 market, state and affordable homes.
In Roskill South, we’re replacing 280 existing state homes with 900 new market, state and affordable homes.
Late last year, we announced the establishment of Piritahi; a civils alliance which will deliver $1 billion of remediation, demolition and civils preparation for our projects over the next five years. This will give us the scale we need to continue to deliver large developments at pace.
None of this would be possible without the excellent work of our board members, consultants, partners and shareholders; and without the support of the communities we serve. Says HLC’s CEO Chris Aitken,
“The heart of everything we do is our community and the people that we work for; we never lose sight of that. We continue to be humbled and delighted at the response we get from our communities.”