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Iwi role flagged in DHB housing land grab

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The Government has asked Counties Manukau Health to give up 10 hectares in south Auckland for housing.

Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith says it makes no sense for the land to be vacant when the area has such high housing need.

The district health board today opened consultation on the site, which is part of the 48 hectare Manukau Super Clinic site at Kerr’s Rd in Wiri.

Mr Smith says if the land is released, the Government will look to buy it at fair market price, using some of the $100 million set aside in this year’s Budget.

He says it would have the capacity for about 250 homes, including social and affordable housing.

Mr Smith says the Government is exploring the possibility of developing the land in conjunction with local iwi.


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