Increasing housing supply a matter of life or death

BY David Seymour at 3 July, 2017

Improving housing supply is a matter of life and death, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“By the end of this winter, over a thousand people will be dead due to low quality housing.

“This comes as Stats NZ confirms home-building rates are far below the levels needed to keep up with population growth.

Housing crisis delivers the taxpayer a $16 billion bill

BY David Seymour at 29 June, 2017

The Government’s valuation of its social housing programme reveals just how badly the housing shortage is hitting taxpayers, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The Government’s social housing liabilities total $16 billion – that’s a bill to taxpayers equal to 615 flag referendums. We know the housing crisis hits us in our mortgage payments and in our weekly rent, but now it’s hitting us in our tax bill too.

We actually need 1600 Pt England Developments

BY David Seymour at 28 June, 2017

Nick Smith just ran 25 steps in the housing marathon, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Mayoral Housing Taskforce adopts three ACT policies

BY David Seymour at 13 June, 2017

“Phil Goff’s Mayoral Housing Taskforce has adopted three of the ideas ACT laid out in our January State of the Nation address,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Replacing current building regulations with a mandatory insurance scheme is a potential game changer for construction industry. It will ensure developers can innovate, using new and more efficient construction methods and materials, while shouldering the cost if anything goes wrong.

People are living illegally in office buildings and we shouldn’t be surprised

BY David Seymour at 8 June, 2017

Sadly, it’s no surprise that people are choosing to live in illegally converted office blocks – it’s the inevitable result of a housing shortage, says ACT Leader David Seymour.