Grow up, Wellington

  • Wellington needs to grow up if it wants to solve its housing crisis, a report says.

At the heart of the problem is the lack of supply, and one way to solve it is raising height limits in the suburbs to match those in the city centre.

The advice comes from a recent Housing Forum, at which 70 stakeholders from the housing sector, community organisations and politicians came up with solutions to problems identified by the Mayor’s Housing Task Force.

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Wellington’s housing density could change in suburban areas if the Housing Forum recommendations are adopted.