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Auckland needs better quality housing, not just more quantity

Brent Melville
Wed, 20 Oct 2021

Auckland needs better quality housing, not just more quantity
Councillor Chris Darby says better design outcomes are needed. (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
Wed, 20 Oct 2021
North Shore councillor Chris Darby says he supports the aims of the government’s new Housing Supply Bill but doesn’t think it’s as relevant to Auckland as other cities.Darby, chair of Auckland Council’s planning committee, said “unlike some other councils around New Zealand”, planning constraints are not a significant barrier to house building in Auckland.He said the announced changes will make only a "small dent" in the provision of housing consents, while the real impediment to building is insuffi...

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