24 JULY 2019
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the National Party to work constructively with Labour on RMA reform to ensure a focus on housing affordability and reducing regulatory taxes.
Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The effect of restrictive planning laws has been a massive regulatory tax levelled on anyone renting or seeking to buy a house, so Labour’s commitment to reform is welcome.”
“However, the Green Party, plus special interest groups represented on the advisory group, will be pushing policy agendas that detract from what should be a laser-focus on housing affordability.”
“National and Labour should work together on RMA reform, not risking it with a working group which could get in the way of seeing more homes built. We must stop fringe environmental and cultural agendas from interfering with efforts to end the housing crisis.”