Queenstown Lakes Mayoral Housing Affordability Taskforce

Queenstown lakes District Council has accepted the recommendations proposed by a mayoral taskforce including building a portfolio of secure long-term rental options, changes to visitor accommodation such as Airbnb, changes to zoning and intensification regulations, addressing household income support with central Government and building a long-term housing strategy for the district with a stronger, scaled up Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust (QLCHT).

The Queenstown Lakes District would become the first in New Zealand to deliver an affordable housing scheme known as Secure Homes. Taskforce chairman John MacDonald said the model would see the land and house value split with the land being rented to the home owner. The land would stay in community ownership in perpetuity and the value of the house would be capped at a CPI rate.

“If people want to move out or trade to another house in the market then that gets offered back to approved buyers.

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