There’s a one-off opportunity for people to view the houses at the Rangers Park housing development before they are fully utilised as temporary accommodation for those getting earthquake related repairs or rebuilds completed.
An Open Day is being held at the Rangers Park temporary village on Sunday 29 September from 10am – 1pm.
While the first temporary tenants at Rangers Park have moved into some of the new houses, and construction is still continuing on the higher density housing, there will be a number of dwellings available for the public to have a look at.
Rangers Park temporary village is different from the existing temporary villages at Linwood Park, Rawhiti Domain or Kaiapoi Domain. These houses are permanent ones, and when the demand for temporary housing diminishes, these homes will be sold on the open market. There are a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes available.
As well as looking at the homes, information will also be available for visitors at the Open Day. The Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service (CETAS) staff will be on site to answer any questions people may have on temporary accommodation, what financial assistance is available or how to access other help and support.
Also on site will be the Residential Advisory Service who provide free, independent help to residential property owners who are facing challenges in getting their home repaired or rebuilt after it has been damaged by the Canterbury earthquakes.
The Rangers Park village is located at Eric Adam Way, which is off McGregor’s Road in Linwood, Christchurch. Once all 40 homes are finished, this will bring the number of temporary accommodation units the Government has provided to 124 in Christchurch and Kaiapoi. CETAS staff also offer a matching and placement service in privately owned rental accommodation.