KiwiBuild Buying off the Plans


The KiwiBuild Unit, within the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, is part of a broader initiative to facilitate the development of affordable dwellings in New Zealand. We are interested in considering Registrations from experienced residential developers who have access to development-ready land and who are willing to adapt an existing (or planned) development to deliver turnkey affordable KiwiBuild Dwellings.

The Buying off the Plans initiative involves the Government underwriting or purchasing new homes off the plans to de-risk suitable developments led by the private sector or others in exchange for accelerating a greater number of affordable, KiwiBuild dwellings.

The previous ITP closed in June 2018, and the KiwiBuild Unit has completed the assessment of all proposals received. We have continued to receive a strong level of interest from developers and we are now reopening the ITP seeking additional developments from 2018/19 onwards.

There is no deadline for responses, and interested developers can register their interest at any time.

Please note this has been posted on behalf of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD).

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