We’re streamlining planning rules and the RMA, to make it easier for more houses to be built faster. And we’ve created the $1b Housing Infrastructure Fund to help councils build the roading and other infrastructure to support new developments.

This is all adding up, and we are now in the biggest residential building boom in New Zealand’s history, with prices in many parts
of the country either flat or falling.

We’re helping first home buyers get through the door by we’re increasing the support we provide them, with HomeStart Grants
to provide up to $30,000 for a couple buying their first home.

And our Government Building Programme will deliver 34,000 new houses over the next ten years on government land.