Neighbourhood regeneration on this scale brings a range of opportunities. Northcote will become more dense, meaning there will be a greater number of homes and people living in the area. This increases the number of customers and opportunities for retailers and small businesses owners. More businesses means more work available locally.
Local school children will have the opportunity to visit the construction sites and learn about the different consultants and trades present. Students from AUT will have the opportunity to gain work experience on site.
Materials from the existing houses will be re-used. Kaipatiki Local Board is aiming for a zero waste community and we'll be doing our bit to help. We'll work with the schools and community development agencies to develop projects that use the upcycled materials for the benefit of the community.