My readers arenâ€™t buying Labourâ€™s 100,000 fairy tale. Two problems: Where, and when?
Letâ€™s start with where:
Labours promise as hollow as a pipe.
Back in 2006 Helen Clark and her Labour cronies were going to deliver some 3,000 affordable houses at Hobsonville Point. That never eventuated. Now Cunliffe is saying they will deliver 100,000 houses.
If it canâ€™t deliver 3,000 how on earth does it expect to deliver 100,00?
And where will it build them? The reason Auckland (for example) has a a crisis is because there is a lack of land available and the National Government responded with the Special Housing Area fast tracking. That will result in land and sections.
Going back to mid 2013 when the government was building itâ€™s justification for the SHAâ€™s it found that the available supply of sections was just 4,000 in the region.
So just where does Labour think it is going to build 100,000 houses? No matter if it is Auckland or another town or city the fact remains that there is simply not the sections available to build 100,000 houses upon.
Labourâ€™s folly is to have made such a stupid announcement without thinking it through. Is this the gaff of the week?
100,000 take a lot of space. It will need to be set aside, which isnâ€™t a central government issue, but a local one.
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