MEDIA RELEASE: Housing Affordability About Much More Than Land Availability

21 January 2015

The NZPI believes the current focus on land availability is too narrow to solve this country’s housing affordability problem effectively.

The comments come in its submission to the New Zealand Productivity Commission’s ‘Using Land for Housing’ Issues Paper. The Productivity Commission has been asked by the Government to investigate possible improvements to the ways local authorities regulate to make land available for housing.

But NZPI Chair Bryce Julyan says while supporting the ongoing investigation into the best use of land to ensure that New Zealand has enough housing stock, NZPI also believes that housing affordability is a complex issue requiring a range of integrated tools to address the problem effectively ...

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