Kōrero: Auckland places

New state houses

New state houses

Talbot Park was a state housing area designed around a central reserve in the 1960s. This was well used by the children of the first tenants, but by the 1990s a change in the tenant mix – away from young families – had made the area unsafe. Much of the housing was also becoming slum-like. In 2002 the government decided to rebuild Talbot Park. Many of the existing houses were demolished and replaced with apartments and town houses. The area was re-landscaped and environmentally sustainable features such as solar heating were included in some units. The tenants’ reactions have been positive.

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New Zealand Herald
Photograph by Brett Phibbs

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - South-eastern suburbs: industrial heartland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16211/new-state-houses (accessed 2 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016