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 …
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