When will these changes happen?
In Eastern Porirua, we expect physical works to start in 2019. This is a 25-year project, and it is very early days, so the detail is still to come. But we expect the first public housing to be delivered in 2019 and the first KiwiBuild homes in 2020.
In Western Porirua, the details of the arrangement are yet to be finalised, but If Ngāti Toa does take over as landlord of these houses it will not be until mid to late 2019. The Government will work with Ngāti Toa to finalise an agreement with them. The agreement is expected to be in place by mid-2019.
We expect the transition to take about six months once the agreement is in place. This will provide for a smooth transition from Housing New Zealand to Ngāti Toa as the new landlord.
Throughout that time Housing New Zealand will keep tenants informed of what is happening and when. Ngāti Toa would become the new landlord around late 2019.