Kiwibuild information for suppliers and developers from MBIE

The following information is from the Kiwibuild MBIE website: Source: Kiwibuild

Given the pace at which the KiwiBuild programme is aiming to deliver, our initial focus is likely to be on partnering with developers and builders who have development-ready proposals set for consideration.

We expect to be going out to market soon with an invitation to participate in the KiwiBuild procurement process. Interested parties should register with the Government Electronic Tenders Service to receive updates.

General enquiries

If you would like more information or have a query about KiwiBuild, please email: [email protected].

Media enquiries

For media queries only, please email the MBIE media desk at: [email protected] or phone 027 442 2141.

KiwiBuild progress

The KiwiBuild work programme covers:

  • Converting existing Crown land and purchasing additional land from the private market, which will be on-sold to development partners who commit to delivering KiwiBuild homes
  • Purchasing or underwriting new affordable homes off the plans, to de-risk suitable developments led by the private sector and others, in exchange for accelerating a greater number of homes at KiwiBuild price points
  • Identifying and leveraging opportunities to procure KiwiBuild homes through existing Government-led housing initiatives, such as those being undertaken by Housing New Zealand
  • Doing the groundwork to enable the Housing Commission (once established) to undertake major urban redevelopment projects in partnership with iwi, councils and the private sector.

The KiwiBuild programme will also be supported by initiatives across Government to streamline planning and consenting processes, and provide a catalyst for innovation in the building and construction sector, such as increased use of prefabrication and modular housing, to speed the pace of new developments.

Over the next ten years KiwiBuild will deliver the step-change that New Zealand’s housing system needs, to support the creation of diverse, thriving communities of the future.

Projects underway

Unitec Land for Housing

The Government has purchased 29.3 hectares of land at Unitec’s Mt Albert campus in Auckland to develop housing.

The site, which is just 9km from Auckland’s CBD, is a mix of developed and undeveloped land, suitable for a master-planned, significant development.

The purchase of the site represents an opportunity to deliver a significant number of high quality, affordable houses for first home buyers under the Government’s KiwiBuild programme.

The site has been purchased under the Government’s Land for Housing programme, which converts existing Crown land and purchases additional land from the private market to provide residential land supply for development.

The Land for Housing programme is one of four primary methods to facilitate KiwiBuild and wider housing development.

Further information

Source: Kiwibuild