A decision on 24 August by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Auckland Council's Governing Body has ensured the development of 700 houses and a new business park in Drury South will continue.
The decision approves an investment of $17.9 million to build the first stage of the spine road as part of the Drury South business and residential development. The funding will be recouped from development contributions.
Phil Goff: 'Auckland needs houses'
Mayor Phil Goff said, "Auckland needs houses and we're acting now for the fast delivery of new homes in our city over the next six to nine years.
"This decision is about getting houses built quickly and paving the way for the Drury South development to be the first project that will go through the government's special purpose vehicle, Crown Infrastructure Partners.
"The funding of $17.9 million for the spine road will ensure the Drury South development does not miss the summer construction window and new homes in south Auckland can be developed quickly.
Deputy Mayor and Franklin ward Councillor Bill Cashmore said, "Today's decision is great news for south Auckland. It means the Drury South development will put houses on the ground quickly and ultimately create employment opportunities for 5000 people."