David Gibbs radioNZ interview: Accommodating future housing needs
16 May 2013
David Gibbs interview on RadioNZ National Radio, Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan 9:30am 16/05/2013
Kathryn asks the big questions:
- The new housing plan for Auckland: What will it do and will it be enough to limit urban sprawl and allow for smaller dwellings in response to a changing demographic?
- How can we address Auckland's housing shortage and affordability issues?
- Increasing supply: Will the new Auckland Housing Accord announced by the Council and Government help relieve these pressures, and what role does the Unitary Plan play in delivering affordable housing?
- Meeting demand: Are developers supplying enough smaller sections and smaller affordable homes in new subdivisions to meet the needs of a changing city?
- The Auckland Unitary Plan process
- The Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas - the potential risks and issues
- Concerns as to whether the Unitary Plan will deliver the required 400,000 dwellings the city is projected to need by 2031
- Examples of where the draft Unitary Plan has undercooked opportunities for intensification, and where character overlays will preclude intensification
- Feasibility factors and impediments for new developments, and in particular higher density developments
- How zoning rules for minimum section sizes preclude economically feasible development of smaller / higher density houses
Listen to the radio interview here.