Almost 3000 state homes in Porirua, near Wellington, will be made "warmer, drier and safer", says the Prime Minister, and an 2000 extra houses are set to be built with a mix of affordable, market and KiwiBuild stock.
Jacinda Ardern made the announcement from Porirua today.
It would see a $1.5 billion investment into Porirua.
The Government intends to work alongside the Council, community and Ngāti Toa.
She said the Government would work on a programme that would transform the eastern suburbs of Porirua.
Ms Adern said the "hugely significant announcements" was expected to see 2900 state homes in Porirua be made "warmer, drier and safer", and there would be an additional 2000 homes - a mix of affordable, KiwiBuild and market properties.