Keep Special Housing Areas in Hamilton

Keep Special Housing Areas in Hamilton

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Matthew Small started this petition to NZ Government

Housing supply in Hamilton is currently drying up which is not good news for Hamilton residents. Special Housing Areas are currently the best way to cut red tape and go through the normal bureaucracy of building new houses/infrastructure. We need to be bold and create special housing areas in places like Nawton, Melville and Fairfield. Bulldozing the old, cold damp state houses and rebuild brand new state houses and build private rentals, homes for first home buyers.

We must also create new special housing in places like Te Awa and Rotokauri as we continue to grow as a city. Also we could create a special housing area around the university and build apartments in certain streets. This will increase the supply of housing and could in the long run create an oversupply, and potentially reduce rents.

The perfect example is Jebson Place, that is a special housing area that will build a brand new neighbourhood full of proseperity. It might sound harsh to some but if we only build state houses next to each other then that will deliver bad outcomes, crime and neglect. Jebson Place will increase the supply of housing on exisiting land, more state houses, more private rentals and more chances for first home buyers entering the market. This needs to happen in neglected areas that I have mentioned because we want our communities to be full of prosperity, and to try and have an oversupply of different types of housing.

In October Housing minister Phil Twyford and the current government are going to end special housing areas, without setting up an alternative to cut red tape and cut bureaucracy. So When Jebson Place is finished, it will be out of touch if Phil Twyford, Jamie Strange and Nanaia Mahuta decide to go to the ribbon cutting ceremony, as their government don't believe this sort of policy. However if they do, feel free to get in contact with me and let's come up with a plan to keep special housing areas in Hamilton.

Let's talk about the issues that matter during this years local council elections and housing is at the top of my list. Please share with others if you want special housing areas to continue in Hamilton! 

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