Published by Auckland Council 14 November 2018
Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff have announced a partnership that will fund $91 million of roading and wastewater infrastructure to support the building of 9000 homes at Wainui, north of Auckland.
“The Milldale project is an example of the innovative new approaches to financing infrastructure that the government is developing through the Urban Growth Agenda. This funding model can be used in other high-growth areas affected by the housing crisis to help more houses to be built more quickly.
Phil Goff said Milldale will be a great place for Aucklanders keen to live in a new, modern, eco-friendly environment connected to the rapid transport network.
“A key priority for us in Auckland is to address the shortage and unaffordability of houses in our city,” Phil Goff said.
“We’ve zoned much more land for housing, but we need the infrastructure before we can build on it.
Fulton Hogan Land Development has already started work on the Milldale development at Wainui, which will have nearly 4000 homes and businesses. The infrastructure being funded will support the Milldale development and will also enable another 5,000 homes to be built nearby, with $33.5 million funding for this being provided by Auckland Council.
Urban environment with green spaces and parks
The Milldale development will be a modern, contained urban development with green spaces and parks, a town centre, cycleways and walkways, and potentially education facilities, and will be connected to the Northern busway.