She called the effort Housing Connect and proposed to tackle the multiple issues preventing delivery of increased supply affordable across the housing continuum. On 7 December, citing lack of interest from central and local government, Leonie announced she was scrapping the initiative. See the full article here.
However, the day after Leone’s announcement, Auckland mayor Phil Goff confirmed he is setting up a wide-ranging taskforce to tackle the city’s housing shortage. Mr Goff said central government representatives would be included in a mix of private and public input, and the taskforce would meet in the New Year to look at what should replace the Auckland Housing Accord. Read more here.