Questions regarding Teitei Drive, Ohakune review

Barry Murphy made this Official Information request to Crown Infrastructure Partners

The request was partially successful.

From: Barry Murphy

Dear Crown Infrastructure Partners,

I have received a copy of the agreements for the Teitei Drive "Ohakune Social Housing project"

-Kāinga Ora stated $2.1m was allocated to Ruapehu District Council for the build of 6 units in Moore Street, Ohakune. Documentation from CIP shows $2.405m agreed for 6 council social housing units in a form of a grant be agreed. It is also referred to as $2.175m +$230k contingency

It was also agreed to approve the release of $5.2m of Crown funds to MHUD and Käinga Ora as a grant for the delivery of the Ohakune Social Housing Project
-This includes the sale of 14 dwellings 'in one line' with a tag on the title requiring this housing stock to remain in the local, long-term rental market for a minimum period
- Ohakune 24 families /individual applicants on the MSD's social housing register, who have been waitingfor between 57 and 1096 days
-The land development will be mostly funded by the CIP funding. RDC will fund all overcosts required to complete the subdivision, site works and infrastructure services (roading, and 3 waters) and deliver 44 build ready lots for Käinga Ora to purchase.
-RDCs' milestones wil include provision of the required infrastructure, site earthworks, civil works and provision of subdivided, individual, serviced lots suitable for house construction

My Questions
1./ How much did RDC receive in the end for the Moore street project?
2./ Did council have to return any funds that were surplus as the project came in under budget.
3./ There is claim 24 families were waiting homes in ohakune, this is currently 12, can you confirm the date of your data stating 24 and source.
4./ Can you confirm that RDC will have to pay any overcosts over the $5.2m
5./ Can you confirm KO will be sold all 44 LOTS and for what price?
6./ Will RDC recoup any overcosts from question 5 during the sale?
7./ It is stated legal (on both sides) has looked over the project, was it determined that RDC had followed the LGA, their policy of significance, and advertised the disposal of council land in their LTP, or that council had adequately consulted on the sale of the land?
8./ Costing by Cheal had been done in 2020, were any cost increases factored in for inflation and the subterranean rocks / volcanic nature of the ground?
9./ Is it councils responsibility to sell the 14 dwellings in one line, or Kāinga Ora?
10./ If council is not able to sell the 14 dwellings, or makes a loss of doing so, who is responsible?
9./ Did anyone review the Public and Affordable Housing Asset and Tenancy Management Strategy to ensure the exercise is cost neutral to the rate payer, especially when large cost over runs are to be expected, pointed out by developers that have built the neighbouring Snowmass subdivision.
10./ Who came up with the project name "Ohakune Social Housing project"
11./ Is Kāinga Ora only purchasing the Stage 1 land, or the entire block (including stage 2 & 3).
12./ Do ministers & CIP, believe that with the community backlash, petition accepted into parliament, etc; that this project should still proceed without any consultation with the public?

Yours faithfully,

Barry Murphy

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From: Tanya Hansen (Crown Infrastructure)
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Good afternoon

Please see the attached letter outlining the partial transfers of questions from your below OIA request.

Regards
Tanya

Tanya Hansen
Stakeholder and Communications Manager | Crown Infrastructure Partners Ltd
L10 188 Quay Street | Auckland
PO Box 105321 | Auckland 1143
0275 778 900

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Kia ora Barry,

 

I write in regard to your Official Information Act request to Crown
Infrastructure Partners (CIP), dated 6 September 2023, regarding the
proposed development at Teitei Drive, Ohakune. As advised by CIP, the
following parts of your request have been transferred to Kâinga Ora –
Homes and Communities for a response under section 14 of the Act.

 

4. Can you confirm that RDC will have to pay any overcosts over the $5.2m

 

5.  Can you confirm KO will be sold all 44 LOTS and for what price?

 

6.  Will RDC recoup any overcosts from question 5 during the sale?

 

9.  Is it councils responsibility to sell the 14 dwellings in one line, or
Kâinga Ora?

 

10.  If council is not able to sell the 14 dwellings, or makes a loss of
doing so, who is responsible?

 

11. Is Kâinga Ora only purchasing the Stage 1 land, or the entire block
(including stage 2 & 3).

 

You can expect to be notified of our decision on your request by 11
October 2023. If an extension of time is required to make a decision you
will be notified prior to this date in accordance with section 15A of the
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your request is required to enable a decision to be made.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Michael

 

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Kia ora Barry,

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act request regarding Teitei
Drive, Ohakune, which was transferred to Kāinga Ora – Homes and
Communities on 13 September 2023. Please find attached a response to your
request from Mark Fraser, General Manager Urban Development and delivery.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Michael

 

Government Relations

 

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From: Barry Murphy

Dear Kainga Ora Correspondence,

1./ To date we have seen no partnership agreement with Ngāti Rangi.
2./ What input or money do Ngāti Rangi have in the project.
3./ Dont give me your stock standard 2020 consultation on the housing policy that had 21 submissions, which only 60% of which ticked the box. Why was the community not considered a partner and communicated with, considering rate payers own the land.
4./ Council consulted on ALL CIP projects in their 2020/2021 LTP, agenda items continued to provide updates on Taumarunui & Moore Street; yet not a single agenda item or suggestion of a large scale housing project was made until June 20th Facebook advertisement, by which time, the project was at consenting stage. Why did council change the way they consulted on matters by being discreet for this one Teitei project; please provide ALL documents since 2020 that suggest the project needed to be kept discreet or would cause any concerns by the community; I have already read the ones on your website, but there is lots more still not provided.
5./ Please provide Any and all emails since 2020 through to February 2022 (the date of which we already have OIA's / emails on your website) between Kāinga Ora and any contractors and RDC.
6./ Please provide any emails that reference Napier & Ruapehu in the same email, since 2020. Provide the entire thread of each.

Yours sincerely,

Barry Murphy

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