Conversations about housing – community led affordable housing project – tell us what would work for Raglan

How would you like Raglan to manage affordable housing development in the future? Come along to the Town Hall on Sunday the 3rd of November and tell us what’s important to you about housing.

Our local Whaingaroa Raglan Affordable Housing Project – aka WRAP – are hosting a day long forum to capture the thoughts and aspirations of the Whaingaroa Raglan community about housing – affordable housing specifically.

Let’s assume we can inspire funders and landowners to support a housing development or re-development project, what should we include? What does ‘affordable’ look like for you? How could you be supported to make your existing house more affordable to run?

Starting at 9.45 with a welcome, the forum will take the shape of 5 panel discussions designed to inspire a conversation about housing so we can capture as much of the audience input as possible for inclusion in future housing projects.

During the breaks there will a chance for the audience to also note their ideas on the themed post-it boards around the town hall walls.

WRAP have brought together panellists who will speak to their own experiences and the solutions they found for their housing problems, experts in planning, consents, eco-building and energy conservation at both local and regional level.

Theme 1 – we explore the concepts of community led design and co-creation, how other projects have managed this process; Theme 2 – local experts and designers help us talk through initiatives for your current house and how we could incorporate eco-design into future projects.

Theme 3 – we have Waikato District Council planning staff, Lale Ieremia, Chairperson from the Waikato Region Housing Initiative, our own Chris Morrison, Raglan tiny home builder and Hannah Palmer from Hamilton based planning consultants Place Group to help us understand future planning needs and possibilities.

For Theme 4 – the focus is on community land trusts and local land use possibilities where we have representatives from the newly formed Waikato Community Land Trust, local landowners and a look at how Queenstown have tackled affordable access to land for housing.

And Theme five will be a finale of future views – from Year 13 Raglan Area School students with a concept model and surprise presentation, with others speaking from all age groups about what their future hopes, needs and visions are for the future of housing in Raglan.

Come along – entry is free, enjoy the day or even just pop in for long enough to put your ideas on the post-it boards.