Building industry calls for better home building consent processes

Sun, 03 Nov 2013

Nov. 4 (BusinessDesk) – The biggest increases in the cost of building a house have come from increased local government resource consent fees and higher land development costs caused in part by inconsistent local authority approaches to provision of infrastructure, according to new research. A 2013 update of a 2008 report by BRANZ, an independent research organisation serving the building industry, show a 25 percent increase in land development costs – covering infrastructure, professional and council fees – and a 75 percent increase in build...

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