Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill
16 December 2019
Source:New Zealand Parliament
... New Zealand’s current infrastructure funding and financing system presents a range of constraints that are making it difficult for the market and local and central government to respond to urban pressures. As a result, housing and infrastructure are not meeting the needs of New Zealanders. Specifically, local authorities face several challenges in relation to the financing of housing-related infrastructure and supplying serviced urban land.
This Bill establishes an alternative funding and financing model to address these challenges and support the provision of infrastructure to support housing and urban development. The Model is an important step in the long-term evolution of the local authority funding and financing system and seeks to support the functioning of urban land markets by appropriately allocating the costs of infrastructure. ...
See also, Minister's press release
Mayor of Auckland's press release
Housing assessment for the Auckland region. National policy statement on urban development 2020
The National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 requires Auckland Council to complete a housing capacity assessment by 31 July 2021. The housing capacity assessment has been completed and will be available on this website this week.