There is a 25 year plan for the regeneration of Tāmaki. Residents will notice improvements after five years and the project will be well-progressed by 10 years.
Projects completed to date:
- The renovation of Fenchurch neighbourhood’s old scout hall into ‘Te Whare Piringa - Our Place’ a community hub which will be managed by residents (TRC partnered with the Department of Conservation).
- The development of Te Oro music and arts centre by Auckland Council and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board.
- Building of 32 quality homes on once empty sections in the Fenchurch neighbourhood of Glen Innes (led by Housing NZ).
- Construction of the new Glenbrae Kids early childhood education centre for up to 60 children (build by the Ministry of Education and the TRC).
Current projects include:
- 550 new homes will be completed by the end of 2020.
- The regeneration of greater Tāmaki will also include improved facilities and infrastructure.
Recently the government announced plans to speed up the redevelopment and rejuvenation of the Tāmaki area by transferring the ownership and management of approximately 2,800 Housing New Zealand properties in Glen Innes, Panmure and Point England to the TRC.
Auckland Transport (AT) are also undertaking a number of roading and public transport improvement projects in Tāmaki including the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI), Glen Innes to Tāmaki shared path and cycle improvements for Glen Innes.
Mana whenua iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei , Ngati Paoa and Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki have significant connections to the Tāmaki boundaries along with nine other iwi or hapu groups.
Tāmaki is highlighted as one of the seven key priority growth areas in the Auckland Plan. This project will have particular impact on housing, economic, spatial and economic aspirations for both the Auckland Plan and Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Plan.
Building 7,500 new homes will contribute towards strategic direction 11 of the Auckland Plan “house all Aucklanders in secure, healthy homes they can afford”. This includes:
• Increase housing supply to meet demand.
• Increase housing choice to meet diverse preferences and needs.
• Improve the quality of existing and new housing.
• Improve housing affordability and the supply of affordable housing.
This is a unique opportunity to deliver on the TRC’s vision of ‘Tāmaki is a strong and welcoming community, where people thrive and prosper, celebrated for its distinct history and vibrant future’.