Wellingtonians support end of housing crisis, but

Wellingtonians want action on the city’s housing crisis, but residents are very much divided into two camps over intensification.

The city council has received almost 3000 submissions from individuals and organisations on Wellington’s draft spatial plan, which outlines how up to 80,000 more people will be accommodated in the next 30 years.

The spatial plan has sparked considerable debate in the community, mainly around striking the right balance between housing densification and character protection.

An initial analysis of submissions showed 58 per cent supported proposed intensification of the central city, which includes increasing the maximum building height in Te Aro to at least 10 storeys. Continue reading

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