Wellington Mayor to establish Housing Task Force

Oct 20, 2016 | News

“Planning for that sustained growth and ensuring it is inclusive of all sectors of the community is vital to retain our status as a world-class liveable city.

“This is one lesson we can learn from Auckland’s experience.

“I will be inviting key representatives from across the housing sector to join me on the taskforce. I will also be hosting a forum before Christmas to ensure broad consensus on the key issues to be tackled.”

Deputy Mayor-elect Paul Eagle will chair the task force and lead the new Housing Portfolio, bringing together all aspects of housing into one area.

He will be supported by John McGrath, who will turn his focus from being Chief of Staff in the Mayor’s Office to bring more than a decade of local Government leadership and management experience to the role.The task force will examine a broad range of issues including homelessness, social housing, the future of Council’s housing stock, housing affordability schemes for first home buyers, the rental market and housing density.

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