Not only do we need more good quality housing to be built, we must also ensure that a range of housing types and sizes are built across the region.
We need to build more apartments, including for individuals and large families, and townhouses, of different sizes and at different price points. Other examples could include intergenerational,
papakāinga-style, and communal, or co-housing.
This will reflect the fact that Aucklanders' lifestyles and housing preferences are changing. For example, there has been positive take-up of terraced housing and apartments that are close to
transport corridors and
nodes in recent years.
Our housing must also be well-designed and constructed and delivered at affordable prices. This includes homes and developments that are accessible for older people and people with disabilities.
Delivering the number of well-constructed and affordable homes that Aucklanders need is a significant challenge and can only be overcome through concerted effort.
Local and central government, the development, design and construction industries, and the financial sector, need to work together to find smart and practical ways to remove barriers and bottlenecks.