Housing: Temporary Accommodation Village to be built

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Council and the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) are working together to build a Temporary Accommodation Village on Beach Road.

The village will be made up of seven self-contained two-bedroom units. It will be built on currently unused Council land along beach road next to the Top 10 Holiday Park (see map below).

The village was given the official go-ahead by the Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Jenny Salesa on Friday 15th December.

Council is now working through the consenting and planning process with the Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) team at MBIE. Construction is expected to start in early 2018 with the village expected to be operational around March 2018. Affected residents will be kept up to date as plans are confirmed.

The Council has worked closely with the Temporary Accommodation Service over the last few months, creating a business case, identifying potential sites and setting up the agreement. The Temporary Accommodation Service will fund the infrastructure, provide the units, and oversee landlord, tenancy and property management. The Council has provided land at Beach Road and is waiving the development’s consenting fees.

This village is an important part of recovery for Kaikōura. Housing is currently very tight and Council is pleased to be working with MBIE to find solutions. The village will provide welcome relief for some households needing somewhere to live while their home is repaired. MBIE’s Temporary Accommodation Service is one of  four options for housing support in Kaikoura.