Supplementary Order Paper No 344

No 344

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill


Proposed amendments

Phil Twyford, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 14

In clause 14(1)(c) (line 5 on page 16), replace built. with built; and.

After clause 14(1)(c) (after line 6 on page 16), insert:

  • (d) that contains not fewer than the prescribed minimum proportion of affordable dwellings to be built.

Clause 15

In clause 15(1)(c) (line 38 on page 16), replace built. with built; and.

After clause 15(1)(c) (after line 38 on page 16), insert:

  • (d) for the purposes of section 14(1)(d), the minimum proportion of affordable dwellings to be built, including the definition of what constitutes an affordable dwelling.

Clause 32

After clause 32(2)(c) (after line 14 on page 33), insert:

  • (ca) any relevant housing accord entered into between the Minister and a territorial authority under section 10 of this Act:

Clause 35

After clause 35(1) (after line 12 on page 35), insert:

  • (1A) Any housing accord entered into under section 10 of this Act.

Clause 61

After clause 61(4)(a) (after line 19 on page 45), insert:

  • (ab) any relevant housing accord entered into between the Minister and a territorial authority under section 10 of this Act:


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill to enable housing accords to require that a minimum proportion of housing is affordable. As currently drafted the Bill provides no real avenue to ensure housing built under the accord is affordable. This Supplementary Order Paper adds that ability.

This Supplementary Order Paper also amends the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill to ensure that decision makers consider the relevant housing accords under the legislation. As drafted the Bill does not include a housing accord in the list of things to be considered. Auckland’s housing accord provides for housing affordability measures that are not contained in the Bill. In its current form the Bill cannot advance affordability objectives. Similarly, without requiring consideration to be given to the housing accord, the Bill will allow greenfield development outside the rural urban boundary.