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Information for suppliers and developers

KiwiBuild is a huge undertaking that will deliver better outcomes for Kiwi families. We’ll need your help to achieve this.

The Invitation to Participate in the KiwiBuild: ‘Buying off the Plans’ initiative is now open.

The Buying off the Plans initiative involves the Government underwriting or purchasing new homes off the plans that the private sector or others are leading, in exchange for accelerating a greater number of affordable, KiwiBuild dwellings.

We are targeting developers that have development-ready land and who are willing to adapt an existing development to include affordable KiwiBuild dwellings. This may involve amending the scale and pace of the development, changing the range of types of dwellings in a development and/or being willing to trial innovation.

Proposals are specifically being sought for developments in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Napier-Hastings, Queenstown-Lakes District, Tauranga, Whangarei District and Nelson-Tasman. However, responses for other areas will also be considered.

Interested developers are invited to respond via the Government Electronic Tenders Service. The application process closes on 8 June 2018.

For this initial approach to market, priority will be given to developments that are able to commence within the 2018/19 and 2019/20 years. The opportunity will be re-opened later in 2018 for further developments commencing in 2020/21 onwards.

The Buying off the Plans initiative is one of four key channels for delivering KiwiBuild homes. The others are: undertaking major urban redevelopment projects (such as Unitec Land for Housing ), converting existing Crown land and purchasing additional land from the private market, and procuring KiwiBuild dwellings through existing Government-led housing initiatives.

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