Who owns the property?
Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities purchased 240 Rangiuru Road on behalf of Ara Poutama Aotearoa. Manaaki Support Services will take on the lease.
What will the property look like?
There will be few indicators that it will be an Ara Poutama Aotearoa transitional housing service. We will install discreet outdoor CCTV cameras, but these will look the same as any other outdoor security camera designed for a residential dwelling.
Why did we choose this property?
With the current housing and accommodation shortage in the Bay of Plenty, it has been difficult to find suitable properties in the Bay of Plenty that meet the requirements to deliver a service like this.
We reviewed several property options in the Bay of Plenty and decided that 240 Rangiuru Road, Te Puke is the best option. Some of the factors that influenced our decision were:
- The property has historically provided similar residential services
- These services included men who were on a community-based sentences
- The property is private and will have minimal direct impact on neighbours
- It has a large building that can provide accommodation for up to fifteen residents
- No significant modifications are required to the building.
Will we do any work to the property?
Kāinga Ora has completed some minor upgrade work to bring the property up to standard. No major upgrade work will be required to operate the proposed service at the property.
We will continue to undertake regular maintenance to keep the property tidy.
What is our resource consent status?
The previous owner had resource consent to provide residential alcohol and drug addiction treatment, mental health residential support services and respite care.
We prepared an application to change the conditions of the existing consent to establish a community residential transitional housing service. We lodged a change of conditions application with Western Bay of Plenty District Council in October 2019 and the council granted approval in December 2019.