Thursday, 16th May, 2013

The radical move by the central government to take over approving housing resource consents reinforces the Chamber’s recent calls for action to address Auckland’s housing shortage.

Michael Barnett, Head of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce says “The Auckland housing shortage has been building over the last ten years.”

“In recent months it has become very clear a circuit breaker was needed to lift the Auckland house-build rate to meet population growth rates.”

“It seems the message has got through, and this option should help get momentum.”

For more information contact Michael Barnett, mobile: 0275 631 150.
Michael Barnett, Chief Executive, Auckland Chamber of Commerce.