Council & City

Social housing development

Some of our social housing tenants got a great new year's gift – with news they have a brand-new home.

This year we finished building 20 new units at Papaioea Place. Tenants will move into their new homes in March.

The 20 new units complete the second part of our Stage 1 development at the site. 

The properties are open plan and future proofed for any potential mobility or agility needs. They’re also double glazed and well insulated, securing 4-star Lifemark certification.

In 2020-21 we’ll be adding another 28 units to the site, taking the entire complex to 78 units. We aim to start construction in autumn 2020 and complete the project in early 2021.


  • Stage 1 (50 units) $7.6 million incl. GST
  • Stage 2 (28 units) $5.9 million incl. GST

The big picture

We want to ensure a healthy community where everyone has access to healthy, safe and affordable housing and neighbourhoods. The Council provides warm, safe and affordable housing to people on low incomes who are superannuitants, have long-term disabilities, or experience barriers to renting in the private market.

This project forms part of the following four Council plans.