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Here you will find the latest news about KiwiBuild, the Government’s plan to solve the housing crisis.
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March 21st, 2018
The Opposition has slammed Housing Minister Phil Twyford for being in the job for 145 days and not producing a single KiwiBuild home.
March 12th, 2018
Labour’s Kiwibuild policy was first announced in 2012, and is now a flagship housing policy of the new Labour-led government. The key points haven’t changed much since 2012, although the detail has been fleshed out a bit since then. Those key points are:
- The government wants to build or facilitate 100,000 new homes over 10 years
- At least half the new homes will be in Auckland
- All Kiwibuild homes will be “affordable”
- All Kiwibuild homes will be for first home buyers only Read More
March 8th, 2018
The Government today committed to working with the Auckland Mayor’s Housing Taskforce aimed at ramping up the pace and scale of housing building in our largest city, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford and Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa says.
Since Labour came into power late last year, its KiwiBuild policy has been shrouded in confusion by contradictory statements from government departments and within the government itself about exactly what the policy means for the construction sector. Phil Twyford, the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, has been adamant that “the overwhelming effect of the KiwiBuild plan will be to deliver new houses over and above what the private market is delivering.” He has been quick to downplay the possible crowding out of private sector work. Furthermore, the government had indicated that part of the policy was to buy some properties “off the plan”, yet Mr Twyford had seemingly contradicted this statement continually reiterated that KiwiBuild would result in an additional 10,000 dwellings being built per year over and above what the market would otherwise have delivered. Read More
The Government’s KiwiBuild programme could add as few as 9200 extra properties to New Zealand’s housing stock over the next four years, an economist says.
Prefabricated factory-built houses and apartments could deliver 7000 homes a year, KiwiBuild minister Phil Twyford has been told.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford told prefabricated home builders that KiwiBuild can’t be delivered without them.
“KiwiBuild using mass procurement gives us the opportunity to build at scale, with contract work at volume, and with the certainty of multi-year contracts, which will allow firms to invest in the technology, the production processes, and design, and business models, that will transform your industry.”
Since Labour came into power late last year, its KiwiBuild policy has been shrouded in confusion by contradictory statements from government departments and within the government itself about exactly what the policy means for the construction sector.
7th March, 2018
The government’s flagship Kiwibuild programme is doomed to fail unless the construction sector can find a way of addressing the chronic skills shortage, says a leading adviser to the UK government.
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