Mā te mahi tahi e tipu matomato ai ngā whānau o te Tairāwhiti.
United leadership that enables all whānau to flourish in Tairāwhiti.
Manaaki Tairawhiti and Trust Tairawhiti unveiled a plan to ease the lack of affordable housing, at Thursday's meeting of the full Gisborne District Council.
REINZ regional director Neville Falconer said it was a welcome move that should be noted nationally.
“For too long now, Gisborne has had a lack of housing stock. We have seen this highlighted in our own statistics on a regular basis.
“It has also been a driver of significant increases in median sale values which has a flow-on effect, touching affordability issues for first home buyers.
“What we like about this strategy is that it tackles some of the immediate needs but also takes a longer-term approach, which is essential if the strategy is to succeed over time.
“The strategy also specifically outlines which agency is responsible for activities. This cross-agency approach is essential to any long-term plan succeeding.
“We are also pleased to see some of the more innovative housing solutions being used abroad, such as build-to-rent and multi-family homes, have been taken into consideration.”
by Andrew Ashton, Gisborne Herald
Published March 02, 2020 1:07PM
Picture by Liam Clayton