Construction of a controversial $1.2 billion Auckland housing development will go ahead following more than five years of opposition.
Up to 1500 dwellings will be built at the former Three Kings Quarry between the suburbs of Mt Roskill and Royal Oak, after a compromise was reached between developer Fletcher Living and resident groups.
Community consultation on the $1.2 billion redevelopment began in 2008.
This is a good example of the reality of major housing developments. They often face local opposition and can take years just to get consented. Labour themselves have fought against some housing developments in Auckland.
You can promise 100,000 houses in ten years but the reality is it will never ever happen.