Kāinga Ora first Landscape Design Guide


We are thrilled to see the publication of the Landscape Design Guide for State Housing by Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities. It is the first official guide on landscaping standards for all state housing and transitional housing developments, and we were privileged to be involved in the project, in collaboration with the team at Kāinga Ora and Greenwood Associates, the advising landscape architects.

The guide contains 10 key design principles that inform different components of the landscape design process. These principles reflect the priorities, values, and expectations for the landscapes within our developments, and if not adequately considered, will lead to poor outcomes for Kāinga Ora, our customers and the neighbourhoods they live in.

The guide sets out expectations around community focal points, seating, transport connections, streetscape layout, fencing, trees, and other vegetation, and maintenance.

You can see the full guide by clicking the link below. **Update the guide is now unavailable from the Kāinga Ora Website

Please make sure to read through Section 4 – Boundary Treatments.  and feel free to contact us if you have any enquiry. 

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