Wellington’s suburban housing stock is dominated by detached family homes. As the city’s population ages and smaller households become more prevalent, we need to facilitate the development of a wider range of housing types.
Medium-density residential areas support the development of houses on smaller lots, terraced housing, and low-rise apartments close to town centres, in areas of high accessibility to public transport, shops and facilities. Medium-density housing provides opportunities for residents to age in their communities without the burden of maintaining a family house, and may provide a more affordable alternative to a traditional house.
The Council has already created medium-density residential zones in Johnsonville and Kilbirnie. We now plan to consult with residents in Karori and Tawa, in the first instance, to determine the extent to which medium-density housing may be suitable for those communities.
We will also work with the local communities to identify aspects of the town centres that could be improved to better accommodate an increased population.
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