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First step taken towards Maraenui revitalisation


The Maraenui Suburban Revitalisation Project officially got underway today (16 December) with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together signed by community, business and government organisations, including the Napier City Council.Maraenui Suburb Revitalisation MOU Signing 1

The project partnership was formed in response to Housing New Zealand’s announcement in 2011 to rid itself of buildings it no longer needed, or that had become uninhabitable in Maraenui, Napier. It confirmed three months ago that it intended to remove 33 buildings from the suburb.

The original announcement sparked a region wide conversation about not only housing issues within Maraenui, but what else could be done to improve overall community wellbeing.

The organisations involved have agreed to work together to create a master plan with several key factors; exploring options for affordable, quality housing, while maximizing community assets and improving overall community wellbeing, including encouraging economic development and employment and training initiatives within Maraenui.

Stage one of the project is led by Roopu a Iwi Trust, Housing NZ and the Council, and is focused on  ensuring the local community is informed about the plan, and seeking feedback from the community on what could go into it.

The MOU formalizes the existing working relationships between the parties, which also includes Horvath Homes, Te Taiwhenua o te Whanganui a Orotu, the Ministry of Social Development, Alexander Construction,  Te Puni Kokiri and Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga.

18 December 2014

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