New Porirua public housing here in time for Christmas

first_imgNew Porirua public housing here in time for Christmas Christmas is coming early for Porirua families who can start moving into 29 brand new homes in the suburb from today as the Government delivers more warm, dry public housing.The homes in the Castor Crescent development will be blessed and officially opened on Monday morning (14 December).Housing Minister Megan Woods says the homes, which are built to high environmental and thermal standards, “demonstrate the Government’s commitment to providing high-quality public housing that is good for people.“All these homes meet 6 Homestar rating and have double glazing, are carpeted and will provide warm, healthy secure homes for tenants,” Megan Woods said.The Government’s public housing agency Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities has committed to making all its new standalone and terraced dwellings homes to the 6 Homestar standard, with over 3,000 state homes currently under construction or contracted to be built, around New Zealand.Dr Woods, who is also the Minister of Energy, says the homes are also “good for people’s hip pockets, with energy efficiency measures estimated to save $570 per household every year.”Including the 29 homes opening today, Kāinga Ora has delivered over 50 homes in eastern Porirua this year.The Castor Crescent development will deliver 53 homes when completed in February 2021: 24 x one-bedroom, 20 x two-bedroom, 4 x four-bedroom and 5 x five-bedroom homes. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:efficiency, energy, energy efficiency, Government, housing, meet, Minister, New Zealand, Porirua, ratinglast_img read more