NZPI’s Submission on Kainga Ora Homes and Communities Bill 2019

12 July 2019

The Kainga Ora – Homes and Communities Bill (the Bill) was introduced into Parliament on 31 May 2019. The Bill is intended to establish Kainga Ora – Homes and Communities (KHC) as a new Crown entity bringing together Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC), HLC (Homes. Land. Community. – which itself was formed from the Hobsonville Land Company), and the Kiwibuild unit of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD). In Part 2 the Bill establishes a Government policy statement on housing and urban development.

NZPI appreciates that the Bill is primarily framework legislation that establishes a new Crown entity and while NZPI generally supports that objective we are concerned at the lack of explicit recognition of the role of local government in urban development. NZPI is interested in the idea of a Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development, but has questions and suggestions in light of the imminent release from the Ministry for the Environment of the related National Policy Statement on Urban Development.

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