Government urged to ease building restrictions to help fix housing crisis

Dr Eric Crampton
Mike Hosking - Breakfast, Newstalk ZB
23 February, 2021

There are calls for the Government to ease building restrictions if we want even a chance of fixing the housing crisis.

The New Zealand Initiative report "The need to build - the demographic drivers of housing demand" shows population growth will require an extra 30-thousand homes per year.

Eric Crampton told Mike Hosking on Breakfast decades of building restrictions have caused the construction sector to adapt and reduce its capacity.

"If everyone knew that it would be easy to get supplies and councils would be welcoming, the sector would start taking on more trainees and gearing up for the job to come."


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