Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

To pro­vide hous­ing op­tions to New Zealan­ders, MP for Selwyn, Na­tional’s Amy Adams, said her party had re­formed plan­ning laws and al­lo­cated $1.6 bil­lion to in­fra­struc­ture projects. Those projects would pro­vide an ad­di­tional 60,000 houses in high growth ar­eas over the pe­riod of 10 years.

‘‘Our Ki­wisaver Homes­tart Scheme has al­ready helped hun­dreds of first home-buy­ers in Selwyn to own their own home and the scheme is fore­cast to help 90,000 first home buy­ers across New Zealand by 2020,’’ Adams said.

In terms of so­cial hous­ing, Adams said her party was grow­ing so­cial hous­ing stock by 2000 a year and mak­ing so­cial hous­ing warmer, dryer and ‘‘bet­ter de­signed to meet the needs of ten­ants’’ in­clud­ing the el­derly and the dis­abled.

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