Labour's policy to abolish Auckland urban boundary
The Labour Party's Housing spokesperson, Phil Twyford, has called on the Government to abolish Auckland's urban growth boundary to allow the city to expand. We wholeheartedly agree with any measures to reduce the regulatory taxes which are choking supply, so are backing Labour's proposal.
Like tax cuts always being delayed, the Government has had eight years to reform the RMA in a meaningful way but has utterly failed to do so. The RMA and regulatory burden in Auckland is just as bad, if not worse, than it was in 2008.
Labour’s proposal appears to be the first genuine supply-side reform which would almost certainly result in more affordable housing.
We're launched a petition calling on the Government to sign up to Labour's policy. Click below to sign the petition.
To increase housing supply I call on the Government to immediately adopt Labour's policy to abolish Auckland Council's urban boundary.