Out of touch Brownlee gets numbers wrong
29 July 2014
Out of touch Brownlee gets
Gerry Brownlee has shown how badly
he is managing the rebuild by getting his figures wrong on
how many houses are needed in Christchurch, Labour’s EQC
spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says.
today tried to poor cold water on the figures from Phil
Twyford and myself that showed CERA is thousands of homes
behind in the rebuild. But he got it horribly wrong and
forgot about thousands of families needing temporary
“His statement claims just 1500 new homes are
needed in Christchurch. But he ignored the 6000 homes needed
in Christchurch alone to resolve earthquake relocation and
temporary housing demand.
“If Mr Brownlee thinks
Christchurch only needs 1500 houses when thousands were
destroyed by the earthquakes he is out of touch,” says
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