How to fix the Auckland housing crisis

Donal Curtin has an elegant and effective fix for the Auckland housing crisis:

The Auckland Housing Enablement Bill, 2016

1. The purpose of this bill is to accelerate and increase the supply of well-built housing in the Auckland area.

2. Any house up to two storeys in height may be built anywhere within the Metropolitan Urban Limit without further planning approval, provided that the construction

  • is carried out by, or supervised by, a Registered Master Builder or New Zealand Certified Builder, and

  • the quality of construction is signed off in writing by two, arm’s length, full members of either the New Zealand Institute of Architects or the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand

Would greatly reduce the development costs also.

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