John will be speaking at a VIVA! Network meeting in Christchurch, 12:00 – 2:00pm, Wednesday 26 November.
“Creating Dynamic Communities that Make a Difference”
at Wharekai, Te Puna Wanaka, CPIT
Coventry Street. ALL Welcome
John Sax, the founder of For the Sake of Our Children Trust which campaigns against child abuse, has been given special housing area status to fast-track consents for a planned 1600 houses on a 15ha former market-gardening site in Walmsley Rd.
He plans to include a “wellness centre”, a family centre, an employment centre, a preschool and possibly a private school.
“We will target on providing wrap-around support and care of people, so we will generally have about 75 per cent robust, well-adjusted family units, and a percentage of those that will be able to support others that are struggling,” he said.
Those houses will be for sale at prices ranging from $320,000 – below the current Mangere East median of $395,000 – up to $800,000 along the Manukau Harbour on the northern edge of the site.
The other 25 per cent of homes will be initially for rent or rent-to-buy.
Taken from an article in the NZ Herald. Read in Full Here