Six pitches from Hamilton City Council have covered proposed developments in the central city, Rototona North, Rowakura-Anderley / Fairfield, Peacock South, and two Rotokori.
Will the government help in the efforts to resolve the Hamilton housing crisis? The answer will be known by October 15.
This is the last date for the government to approve or reject the Housing Ministry’s requests. Infrastructure Acceleration Fund.
But it is a long wait for Hamilton City Council staff and councilors, following the failure of last year’s applications for the “shovel-ready projects” fund following the government’s lockdown.
The council is still wary of a lack of rewards, with staff working hard. Shovel ready applications. – At this week’s Strategic Growth Committee meeting, councilors expressed concern that the date would be repeated and the government would not rejoin the party.
The council has submitted six bids to the Acceleration Fund. Their total is $ 1.29 billion, ranging from a 18.4 million bid to 850 homes built in Rototona North, with a کے 665.4 million push to open 4,320 new homes in Rocora and Anderlecht / Fairfield. of the.
As Councilor Sarah Thompson told the meeting, “It would be great to have funding for one of these areas …
He said there was no established or regular funding for the organization.
“This ad hoc nature is by no means sustainable … having a random pot of money to constantly pursue is not the infrastructure we need to house our people.”
Committee Chairman Dave McPherson agreed.
“[There’s] Nothing organized. Nothing you can plan for. nothing. [that] Is a consensual process. “
CR Ryan Hamilton’s message to the government was clearer: “Show us the money.”
“I think we’re all a little bit smarter than shovel-ready 2020, and we want to see some meaningful infrastructure contributions from the government.”
“As a one-tier development council, we have to meet approximately ڈالر 100 million or the North’s own expectations. This is the direction of the government, but now is the time to show us the money.
Deputy Mayor Geoff Taylor said he kept in mind the failure of shovel-ready projects and the “massive work of the staff and the lack of results we get from it, which I thought was a bit ridiculous.” Is”.
“So cut once, be ashamed of these things twice. I’ve crossed my fingers.”
Cr Ewan Wilson said eloquently: “I think I did this dance with the government last year. I walked away from the experience feeling a little disappointed.
Cr Martin Gallagher posted an optimistic note.
“I was involved in only one successful company, in the end, slow, long and patient and chasing اور and it’s about a long-term relationship.
“Hopefully, this special love will bear fruit with our wonderful government.”
The Infrastructure Acceleration Fund was announced by Housing Minister Megan Woods in June. The council’s six pitches include developments in the main city, Rototona North, Rokura-Anderley / Fairfield, Peacock South, and two Rotokori.
There is also a private pitch developed by the Perry Group for the Tea Lakes development, and it has the support of the council.