Story: Housing and government

Ōamaru's first council housing

Ōamaru's first council housing

Large city councils were not the only providers of council or community housing. In 2010 the Waitaki District Council owned 118 units in Ōamaru, Hampden and Palmerston. This 17-unit complex in Ōamaru's Claire Street was the first community housing built in 1965 by the former Ōamaru Borough Council. However, 45 years later the district council sold the units so it could construct new ones that better met modern requirements and building codes.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 29 January 2010, p. 9
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Ben Schrader, 'Housing and government - Council housing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32442/oamarus-first-council-housing (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012