Council Housing for the Elderly Units
The Council has units available for the elderly with limited means who do not own a property.
The units are well maintained and include window coverings and carpet.
Small pets such as birds or cats are welcome provided these do not cause a nuisance to other residents.
The newest units are Ranui Mews, between Williams and Hills Street in Kaiapoi. These units replaced the ones that were located on red-zoned land in Hilton Street and Raven Quay. They were opened in 2014 and the rental for these units is slightly higher than the older units in the district.
Most other units were built in the 1960’s and 1970’s and most retain the original layout and fit-out.
We currently have a program to refurbish these units to make them fit-for-purpose for another 40 to 50 years.
Refurbished units generally have a mix of open plan living spaces, double glazed windows and doors, new kitchens and in some cases new bathrooms etc.
Once completed these have a slightly higher rent than the un-refurbished units.
The complex at 29 Gladstone Road has 3 queen units with single garages.
The Meyer Place complex has 3 queen units, 4 single units, 6 single units - renovated. Ten of the units have carports.
Situated between Williams Street and Hills Street, this complex has 21 single units and 4 queen units. There are carports available but no garages.
The Martyn Place units are at 23 Meadow Street. There is 1 single unit, 1 studio unit, and 19 single units - renovated. There are no garages or carports at this complex.
Durham Court is situated at 34 Durham Street. There are 2 single units and 2 queen units. There are no garages or carports at this complex.
Matthews Court is situated at 78 Durham Street. There are 14 single units and 4 queen units. There are no garages or carports at this complex.
Tyler Court is situated at 56 Durham Street. This complex has 4 studio units, 18 bedsit units, 4 queen units, 2 single units - renovated, and a shared laundry. There are no garages or carports.