Real Estate Institute hails “innovative” Tairawhiti housing strategy
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| 4th March 2020

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 



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