Simon Collins runs a hit piece on housing for Phil Twyford, but Twyford has no answers.
New homes and sections created under the Auckland Housing Accord have dropped below target as the building industry struggles to find extra labour, materials and equipment.
The latest quarterly report shows that 30,389 new homes have been consented or sections created since the accord between Auckland Council and the Government took effect in October 2013.
That’s 78 per cent of the target of 39,000 new homes and sections due by the end of the three-year accord on September 30.
Only 6605 new homes and sections were consented in the six months to March, just 39 per cent of the target of 17,000 for the full final year of the accord to September.
There is always a seasonal lull during the summer holidays, especially for new sections.
But 5674 new dwelling and sections were consented in the same six months last summer, or 44 per cent of the 13,000 target for the year to last September.