After nine years of tinkering, National has left renters without hope, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
National’s failure on housing has been shown up with shock news it is 4,000 houses behind even its own unambitious target for new homes in Auckland.
“National’s response, as it has been for the past nine years of the housing crisis it presides over, is to say that things are going to get better soon,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“After almost a decade of gimmicks like its Housing Infrastructure Fund and Kiwisaver bribes,
ACT Leader David Seymour has revealed the massive scale of potential home-building that has been blocked on the edges of Auckland.
“ACT would cut red tape to allow, at a minimum, 600,000 new homes in areas like Waitakere, Karaka, and Clevedon,” says Mr Seymour.
The figures were presented at the launch of Mr Seymour’s new book, Own Your Future, which opens with a story about a Waitakere family denied the freedom to subdivide their land
“With the political left in chaos, there’s a massive opportunity to replace the RMA and cut taxes. Yet National muddles,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“While the parties of the left cannibalise each other, National should be blindsiding them with radical announcements of cutting tax and red tape. They probably wouldn’t even notice.
“Instead, National offers us tinkering (yet another infrastructure agency) and election bribes (increases to Working for Families Payments).
“This is why we
National’s plan to create a new crown infrastructure entity is a weak response to New Zealand’s infrastructure and housing shortfall, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Setting up yet another state entity to manage infrastructure will grow bureaucracy, suppress innovation, and risk cronyism,” says Mr Seymour.
“Responding to a problem by a creating a new arm of government sounds more like a Labour policy than an idea from the centre-right.”
“It’s a convoluted response to a