- #1654175doogie November 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm
Phil Twyford has stated that the affordable homes will be of a higher standard than others. this on the face of it flies in the face of affordability. Just what will be considered affordable and in whos oppinion sets the standard for these homes to fall into that bracket
Phil Twyford is full of bluster but patently short on detail.#1654177drlivingstone November 24, 2017 at 5:46 pm
Doogie,Four weeks into an affordable housing crisis of Nationals making nine years of denial is not bluster.
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1654182doogie November 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm
You have not addressed the content of my post but chosen to vent on your favourite subject. I would like to know your thoughts on what I wrote#1654183drlivingstone November 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Doogie, I have met Phil Twyford and found him a very competent M.P. & now as Minister he has my respect and I take him at his word. When did Phil say Affordable homes would be of a higher standard and in what context?
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1654192doogie November 24, 2017 at 6:49 pm
I don’t challenge your respect for Phil Twyford. He made that statement, I think yesterday morning, on TV3 AM program.
Being in government for only four weeks has no baring on statements like that however the lack of detail should be largely sorted by now given he had time enough pre-election to sort intent.
#1654194drlivingstone November 24, 2017 at 6:51 pm
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Doogie, If you say so. Cheers 😀
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1654215halcyonMemberMember since: May 4, 2014
Replies: 4389halcyon November 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm
Doc, I did not want to make a political comment on Everyday sexism thread. It would appear that apologising for being a man is a
ProgressiveRegressive practice. I note that a particular Labour Leader did just that.#1654224arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10365arandar November 24, 2017 at 8:44 pm
Doogie, can you recall the context of what Phil Twyford said? It doesn’t make sense to say ‘higher standard than others’ and not say what others he was comparing them to.
What I know about KiwiBuild is that the affordable homes planned will not be the MacMansions we have become accustomed to. They will be smaller, 1,2,3 or more bedrooms, 1 or 2 bathrooms, they’ll have kitchens, dining areas and sitting room but they won’t have a family room and an AV room and a bathroom for every bedroom.
From the builders and prefab manufacturers I listened to, it won’t be easy at first but it’s doable, and they’re looking forward to getting stuck into these projects.
🌊Arandar🏄🏽♀️#1654228vale019MemberMember since: August 20, 2012
Replies: 16362vale019 November 24, 2017 at 8:52 pm
Doogie, I came across this article from the Herald. Is this what you mean when you say he said ‘affordable housing will be of higher quality than others ?
‘Twyford outlined how there would be three ways the Government would implement KiwiBuild:
First, by stepping into already-under way schemes like Hobsonville Point and securing a large number of planned new residences there;
Second by buying off-the-plan units in planned developments like new high-rise Auckland CBD apartment blocks;
Third by creating its own development sites and bringing in group house builders, particularly on Crown-owned land.
Apartment/terraced housing developers and first-home buyers struggle to get bank funding but he said KiwiBuild could be a huge assistance, taking off-the-plan units before construction started.
“The Government will under-write or buy off-the-plan dwellings in new private developments, eg Hobsonville Point and others, by purchasing 30 to 40 per cent of the terraced and apartments that fit the KiwiBuild criteria. Buying off-the-plans is thereby guaranteeing high-quality affordable homes and we would then on-sell them to first home buyers. That would de-risk many developments, give what a problem financing has been for first home buyers and for developers.
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