Labour plan for 1000 Queenstown homes
‘‘Housing in Queenstown is at crisis point and we all need to work together to tackle the problem’’
Labour is pledging to build 1000 affordable houses in Queenstown over the next decade as part of its KiwiBuild policy to build and onsell 100,000 homes over the next 10 years.
The houses would cost up to $500,000.
‘‘These will be good, modern starter homes, sold at cost to first home buyers,’’ Little said in Queenstown on Thursday.
Little said Labour would work with Queenstown-Lakes District Council, iwi, and the Community Housing Trust to build the houses.
‘‘Housing in Queenstown is at crisis point and we all need to work together to tackle the problem.’’
Labour’s planned Affordable Housing Authority and KiwiBuild would cut through red tape to get them built quickly.
‘‘We will work as quickly as possible to get housing built on the site of Wakatipu High School, once it moves to its new campus.’’
The school site was suitable for hospitality workers and was ’’great’’ for a seasonal workers’ development, Little said.
‘‘You don’t want them to drive for an hour or so from satellite towns to come to work here.’’
Labour candidate for CluthaSouthland Cherie Chapman, leader Andrew Little and housing spokesman Phil Twyford.