Source:Auckland Council Chief Economist's Office
Have job, must travel
- In the five years to 2017, Auckland added at least 120,000 jobs as the population grew by 180,000.
- Over 40,000 new dwellings were consented.
- But not all the housing has been developed near where people work, meaning longer than desirable commutes in a city working to overcome its congestion challenges.
- The empirical evidence shows that plenty of land has been zoned for housing in work catchments.
- Commercial infeasibility, land fragmentation and access to finance are three inter-related factors that are probably stopping faster redevelopment near where we are adding new jobs.
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