By email: [FYI request #6272 email]
24 October 2017
OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT 1982 REQUEST – RESPONSE
1. On 25 July 2017, you submitted a request for information under the Official Information Act
1982 (“the Act”) through the FYI website, with the intention that it would be received by
Tāmaki Regeneration Company (TRC)1.
2. As set out in correspondence to you on 28 September 2017, the request was not received by
TRC until 25 September 2017. Your request was for the following information:
“I would like to make a request in line with s12 of the Official Information Act 1982.
I am interested in how TRC Ltd has undertaken consultation with HNZC tenants since
TRC was established in 2012.
I am interested in the philosophy and strategy of TRC's consultation processes as well
as a record of what activities occurred and when.
I therefore request documents from TRC that best capture my request.”
3. Your request has been considered in accordance with the provisions of the Act and TRC’s
Background and Context
4. The New Zealand Government and the Auckland Council have been working to address issues
of social and economic deprivation in Tāmaki over an extended timeframe. In 2012, Tāmaki
Redevelopment Company Limited was established as a Schedule 4A company under the
Public Finance Act 19899 by the Crown (59% Shareholder) and Auckland Council (41%
Shareholder) to facilitate the regeneration of Tāmaki.
5. TRC has been mandated by its Shareholders to lead on urban regeneration activity in Tāmaki
to achieve four equally important objectives: social transformation, economic development,
placemaking, and housing resources. The Regeneration Programme will see approximately
2,500 social houses in Tāmaki redeveloped into a mix of 7,500 new social, affordable and
private market homes.
6. On 31 March 2016, all the Housing New Zealand Corporation properties in the Tāmaki area
were transferred from Housing New Zealand Limited to Tāmaki Regeneration Limited, TRC’s
asset-owning subsidiary. From 1 April 2016, TRC has been responsible for both managing the
1 Tāmaki Regeneration Company is the brand or trading name of Tāmaki Redevelopment Company Limited.
Tāmaki Regeneration Company: PO Box 18070, Glen Innes, Auckland 1743
P. (09) 521 5221 W. www.tamakiregeneration.co.nz
existing social housing properties in the area through its tenancy management services
business, Tāmaki Housing Association, and for leading on housing redevelopment in Tāmaki.
Documents for Release
7. The first part of your request focusses on TRC’s consultation philosophy and strategy, along
with associated consultation processes.
8. I have decided to release the following documents to you as they best capture the substance
of your request:
TRC Community Engagement Report
Release in full
TRC Neighbourhood Approach
Release in full
9. The TRC Community Engagement Report that has been released to you is a strategic
framework that was developed in 2013 after extensive consultation with the Tāmaki
community, including then Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) state housing tenants.
10. The full engagement approach for the strategic framework is outlined in the attached
document. This shows that feedback from Tāmaki residents helped to inform TRC’s strategic
approach and the development of its four strategic objectives.
11. The TRC Neighbourhood Approach document that has been released to you outlines TRC’s
consultation process for each neighbourhood development. The specific details of
consultation may change for individual developments, depending on the circumstances of
12. TRC neighbourhood approach includes consultation activities with mana whenua, the
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, affected social housing tenants, business and community
stakeholders, and all residents within or neighbouring the development area (encompassing
both private and social housing tenants).
Record of Consultation Activities
13. The second part of your request asks for a record of all consultation activities that TRC has
undertaken with HNZC tenants since TRC was established in 2012.
14. I have decided to provide you with a record of TRC’s consultation activities over the past 12
months, which are set out in the following table:
Line/Epping neighbourhood drop-in session (initial engagement)
Line/Epping neighbourhood drop-in session (proposed plans)
Hinaki neighbourhood drop-in session (initial engagement)
Derna/Tobruk stage 1 residents meeting (proposed plans)
Panmure TRC drop-in session (included initial Armein neighbourhood
Hinaki neighbourhood drop-in session (proposed plans)
Pt England TRC drop-in session (included Hinaki proposed plans)
Glen Innes TRC drop-in session (included initial engagement for Glen
Innes town centre)
Mai Tamaki online survey (initial engagement targeted at youth)
15. In addition to the above activities, there have been numerous stakeholder engagement
workshops and events. These have been targeted at representatives of groups with specific
interest or expertise relevant to specific projects, including: Omaru Stream Hui, Tamaki urban
brand identity, Glen Innes town centre, co-design workshops around social regeneration.
16. For the avoidance of doubt, where the above consultation activities refer to social housing
tenants, these are THA social housing tenants. In addition, THA tenants have been surveyed
on a quarterly basis since October 2016 and are invited to any consultation activities that
affect their neighbourhood or the wider community (see above).
17. You are entitled to seek an investigation and review of my decision by the Ombudsman,
pursuant to section 28(3) of the Act.
External Relations Manager
Tāmaki Regeneration Company