Housing Taskforce objectives
The primary goal of the Taskforce was to recommend strategic approaches and specific projects to realise a city vision of “All Wellingtonians well housed”. The Taskforce came up with the following objectives:
The plan rests on three key pillars for Council to deliver on the Taskforce housing objectives
The Taskforce believes that success is most likely to occur where the issues of housing are collectively addressed, therefore a collective impact approach is recommended. The objective of this initiative would be to lead and co-ordinate the housing solutions for Wellington which involves all parties.
1. Leadership within the sector
Develop a Wellington Housing Strategy and associated Action Plan, to adopt and give effect to the Taskforce vision of “All Wellingtonians Well Housed”, to define all parties’ interpretation of what housing affordability means in Wellington and to clearly articulate the Council’s role in, and approach to, increasing housing supply across all aspects of the housing continuum, with specific projects, programmes, incentives, investments and policy changes to be included in the 2018-28 Council Long Term Plan.
2. A partnership approach with Central Government
Negotiate an agreement (a “city deal”) to ensure a partnership approach with Housing New Zealand Corporation and other Government agencies on the development and provision of additional social and affordable housing opportunities over the next thirty years. This will also include advocacy to central government on potential regulatory and legislative changes that would have an impact on the provision of housing opportunities in Wellington.
3. A partnership approach with Iwi Partners, the Community Sector and private sector partners including developers, builders and other key parties
To deliver the vision of “All Wellingtonians Well Housed” that Council take a collective impact approach and work with Iwi Partners, Community Housing Providers and the private development sector to grow the capacity of the housing sector to deliver and manage more social and affordable housing opportunities.
You can find the full report and recommendations here.