Kiwis backing houses for KiwiBuild project
New Zealanders across the country are backing KiwiBuild, with over 35,000 of us signing up already at kiwibuild.govt.nz, including 1305 in Palmerston North alone.
That’s a huge number of Kiwis signing up for a chance to own an affordable home, and indicative of the huge number of Kiwis who missed out under the previous Government, which ignored the housing crisis, and worse, did nothing about it.
Here’s the thing that seems to define the difference between the National-led Government and the new Coalition Government: They pretended problems didn’t exist so they didn’t have to make the effort to fix them.
We identified the problems and are now dealing with the huge task of fixing unaddressed issues like the housing crisis.
Here’s how we are getting on with that work.
KiwiBuild’s affordable starter homes for first home buyers will be a big part of the solution to the housing crisis, alongside more state houses, the ban on overseas speculators, and better rights for renters.
The first KiwiBuild homes are being built now, and building companies have come forward with plans for over 100 KiwiBuild developments that could be built soon. Other firms are also coming on board with cutting edge technology to build homes in factories more quickly, cheaper, and better.
New developments will be announced every few weeks. By next June, we’ll have finished 1000 KiwiBuild homes. Another 5000 will be built in the following 12 months, then 10,000 the year after that, and 12,000 each year after.
Are you on the ballot? It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible and register your interest at kiwibuild.govt.nz
It’s really exciting to see this huge project starting to gain momentum and public support. By the end of the year, the first families will own their KiwiBuild homes and can start making their connections in their communities.
And in a place as wonderful for families as Palmerston North, I reckon it’s pretty close to perfect.
The first KiwiBuild homes being built now, and building companies have come forward with plans for over 100 KiwiBuild developments that could be soon.’ built