Pensioner Housing - Swinburn Street

Tararua District Council is investing in 6 new pensioner flats on Swinburn Street, Dannevirke for our community.

With the Tararua District’s ageing population and increased social responsibility, Council plans to increase and modernise its pensioner unit offerings. The Swinburn flats are a big step in this plan to ensure we are providing safe, affordable, warm, and age-friendly flats for retirees.

These flats will have accessible housing design features such as ramps, hand-rails and wet floor showers. More age-friendly attributes include wider doors, grab handles, levers and all units will include a drive-in mobility scooter shed with rolling doors, a first for Tararua pensioner houses.

The construction of the Swinburn Pensioner Houses is being undertaken by local contractors Creative Homes and Council are excited to work with them on this project.

Related Projects :

Ongoing pensioner flat upgrades (content to come)



  • Increase our pensioner unit offerings by creating 6 new pensioners flats in Dannevirke
  • Address the accessibility requirements of retirees through purpose driven design
  • Improved safety features

Social Outcomes:

  • Support local community (Hire local contractors, provide housing for the elderly)

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Construction progress update July 2022

Construction progress update April 2022

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