Council operates retirement housing in our District for those who are retired/pensioners. This page provides key information on the flats, including rent and bond.
Central Hawke's Bay District Council owns 24 flats in Waipukurau and 24 in Waipawa for Retirement Housing
Ruahine Place, Waipukurau
Wellington Road, Waipukurau
4 flats -
Kingston Place, Waipawa
Central Hawkes Bay District Council provides 48 one-bedroom retirement units – 24 in Waipukurau and 24 in Waipawa, suitable for single persons and couples.
These homes are: well maintained, safe, warm and dry and offered at affordable, below market rents to those older adults in our community with the greatest need.
Each flat consists of a kitchen/laundry, living room, bedroom and kitchen. We provide fixed heating, an oven and carpets but otherwise the property is unfurnished.
To be eligible for a home you must be of qualifying age for NZ Superannuation or over 60 with an income below $33000 (or $55000 for a couple), a NZ citizen or permanent resident and able to live independently in your own homePlease note: Your requirement for housing must be current at time of application. We do not accept applications based on future possible need and all allocations are assessed and prioritised according to individual need rather than length of time on the waiting list.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Council are responsible for maintaining the building and lawns, tenants are expected to keep the small garden area around the outside in a tidy condition.
Tenants are required to keep the inside of their home reasonably clean and tidy at all times.
Properties are inspected twice a year in April and October.
Parking spaces are provided at each property and there is limited additional space for visitor parking on site
All our properties will comply with any relevant legislation under the Residential Tenancies Act
Rent is to be paid fortnightly in advance via direct debit from your bank. Rents will be reviewed annually and any rent increase will be notified in advance in accordance with relevant legislation. Current rent charges are published on the Council website
Council does not pay for services, it is the tenant’s responsibility to arrange and pay for their own; electricity, internet, telephone supply and any care supports or medical alarm services they may need. The tenant is also responsible for contents insurance to cover their own belongings.
Current demand for housing is high, it is likely that a flat will not be available immediately and your name will be placed on a waiting list. Properties are allocated on a “greatest needs first “basis .
Click the link to print or complete your application on line or call into the Council and collect a form to complete
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