Housing NZ complex shows Auckland’s ‘Nimby nightmare’ unitary plan in action

Housing New Zealand has built a three-storey block of units in half the time it would ordinarily take.

The complex in Clayton Ave, Otara, Auckland was built on land designated as a “Mixed Housing Urban Zone” under the new Auckland unitary plan, using cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels from Nelson company Xlam.

The build was a first for Housing NZ, which is using prefabricated technology to build warmer, better properties faster.

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