Government Buildings Shouldn't Subsidise a Pet Industry
Government Buildings Should Strive for Value for
Money, Not Subsidise a Pet Industry
target="_blank">Calls by the timber industry
for the Government to use wood as the primary material in
new government buildings of up to four stories should be
rejected, says the Taxpayers’ Union. Executive Director,
Jordan Williams, says:
“Taxpayers want value
for money, not government buildings designed to subsidise
“The signals from Labour's forestry
spokesperson Shane Jones are disappointing. Wooden
buildings make sense if the economic and environmental
benefits stack up. But a policy of ‘wood-first’ just
means that taxpayers pay more to subsidise a pet industry.
It is economic foolishness and a sop to the timber
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