Key Facts:

– Kāinga Ora, the housing agency, has revealed plans for nine housing developments in Ōwhata suburb.
– These developments will result in a total of 29 new homes being built in the next two years.
– The plans include 49 houses on the corner of two streets and nine smaller developments across different parts of Ōwhata.
– Resource consent applications have been submitted for three of the smaller developments.
– There are no detailed plans yet for a proposed development on 3ha of land.
– Kāinga Ora is exploring options for affordable and market housing on the land.
– Kāinga Ora has more than 500 homes in planning stages or under construction in Rotorua.

Article Summary:

Kāinga Ora has revealed plans for nine more housing developments in Ōwhata suburb, which will result in the construction of 29 new homes over the next two years. The plans include 49 houses on one corner and nine smaller developments in different parts of Ōwhata. Three of the smaller developments have already submitted resource consent applications. There are no detailed plans for another proposed development on a 3ha land, which was previously announced to have 50-60 new homes. Kāinga Ora is still exploring options for affordable and market housing on this land.

Kāinga Ora currently has more than 500 homes in various stages of planning or construction in Rotorua. They have been using different approaches, such as redeveloping existing properties and partnering with developers, to increase housing availability. Last year, they built 115 new houses in Rotorua. The plans have received positive feedback from residents at a community drop-in session, who believe the new developments will address the housing needs in the area.

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