Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is thrilled to see the Government’s investment of $230 million through the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to help fast track much-needed infrastructure projects in the Bay.
“Our community is growing at a rapid pace which is putting enormous pressure on our housing stock. This funding will help our local council to bring forward the ability to build more homes at a faster rate to keep up with demand” Mr Muller said.
“In total we will see 35,000 homes brought forward and built providing for much of our forecast future growth as a city over the next 30 years”.
“The Government is investing heavily in the future of our community here in Papamoa by helping our local council get vital infrastructure in the ground to enable growth” he added.
“The Te Tumu development in Papamoa East alone will see 7,300 houses built in the coming years as increasing numbers of families look to call our community home”.
“Papamoa is a great place to raise a family so it’s easy to see the appeal. This is not just about growing a bigger community, but a better community – and an important part of that is ensuring we don’t lose sight of what made Papamoa great in the first place”.
“This mean’s not only getting the pipes and roads right, but also the schools, parks and other public amenities”.
“I’m particularly pleased to see a connection to State Highway 2 and the Tauranga Eastern Link to help support and manage the growth in the area and reduce congestion” he concluded.