Playback speed
Share post
Share post at current time

Paid episode

The full episode is only available to paid subscribers of The Kākā by Bernard Hickey

The Kākā Project: An interview with ACT's David Seymour about housing

ACT wants to enable homeowners to block densification unless 70% vote for it; Seymour sees many secretly voting to densify to get higher land values; eyes 50% of building materials GST for councils

TL;DR: I interviewed ACT Leader David Seymour this week after the party released its housing policy1, which includes:

  • an aim to build 51,000 new houses a year, which relies on a migration forecast of around 28,000 per year (there was 96,200 net migration in the year to the end of July);

  • sharing 50% of the GST on new house builds with Councils to help them …

Watch with a 7-day free trial

Subscribe to The Kākā by Bernard Hickey to watch this video and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.

The Kākā by Bernard Hickey
The Kākā by Bernard Hickey
Bernard Hickey