Tags : Housing

Building consent numbers at an all-time high

A record 41,028 new homes have been consented in the year ended March 2021 ·       March 2021 consent numbers the highest since the 1940s ·       Record number of new homes consented in Auckland The number of new homes consented is at an all-time high, showing a strong and increasing pipeline of demand for the residential building sector, […]readmore

More Aucklanders get a place to call home as Government

250 new warm, dry homes officially opened in Auckland today including: •           90 public housing homes •           34 KiwiBuild homes •           43 market homes and •           83 transitional housing homes The Government’s commitment to ensuring more New Zealanders have warm, dry, healthy homes is paying off in Auckland, where the Housing Minister Megan Woods today […]readmore

Reserve Bank to take account of housing in decision making

The Reserve Bank is now required to consider the impact on housing when making monetary and financial policy decisions, Grant Robertson announced today. Changes have been made to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee’s remit requiring it to take into account government policy relating to more sustainable house prices, while working towards its objectives. “The Committee […]readmore

Government delivers 1,000 more transitional housing places

Majority are for families with children ·         Over 40 per cent are newly built homes, adding to the overall housing stock ·         Govt on track to deliver over 18,000 public and transitional housing places by 2024 The Government has added 1,000 more transitional housing places as promised under the Aotearoa New Zealand Homelessness Action Plan (HAP), launched […]readmore

RMA to be repealed and replaced

The Government is delivering on its promise to reform the Resource Management system based on the comprehensive review carried out last year. The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) will be repealed and replaced with new laws this parliamentary term, Environment Minister David Parker confirmed today.  The three new Acts will be the: ·                 Natural and Built […]readmore

More public housing delivered in Auckland

The Government’s investment in public housing is delivering more warm, dry homes with today’s official opening of 82 new apartments in New Lynn by the Housing Minister Megan Woods. The Thom Street development replaces 16 houses built in the 1940s, with brand new fit-for-purpose public housing that is in high demand, particularly in our larger cities, […]readmore

Residential building sector growing stronger

Figures released by Statistics New Zealand today show healthy growth in residential building consents in an environment of Government support for the sector during COVID-19, says Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods. Statistics New Zealand reported today that a record 10,063 townhouses, flats, and units were consented in the August 2020 year. ·       The number of […]readmore

Construction CoVE to take on big issues

The consortium chosen to lead the Construction and Infrastructure Centre of Vocational Excellence will be paving the way for a stronger, more resilient construction sector, Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa says. “CoVEs will play an important role in the new vocational education system – driving innovation and excellence in vocational education by strengthening […]readmore

Home improvements cheaper as building consent rules relaxed

Homeowners, DIYers and builders are set to save both time and money from today as rules that make basic home improvements easier and cheaper take effect, Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa says. “Exemptions to the Building Act, which remove the need for a consent for low-risk building works, mean less red tape and lower […]readmore

New fund to support housing and construction sector

A $350 million Residential Development Response Fund is being established to support the residential construction sector and to minimise the economic impact from COVID-19, the Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods has announced. “The Residential Development Response Fund will help to progress stalled or at-risk developments that support our broader housing objectives such as ensuring the […]readmore