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Planning rules and housing affordability

Three pieces worth noting on housing affordability.

Labour’s Phil Twyford and Oliver co-authored an op-ed in the Herald on land use planning and housing affordability. We need better ways of financing the infrastructure that enables growth.

Jason took on density restrictions and NIMBYs at

And I talked about NIMBYs and zoning changes in our Insights newsletter, focusing on the recent town hall meeting in Khandallah where a lot of people seemed happy to force anybody who wanted to move to Wellington to have to live up in Kapati and take the train in.

About Eric Crampton (88 Articles)
I'm Head of Research with the New Zealand Initiative.

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