LGNZ Housing 2030 Symposium, February 2020

On Tuesday 25 February 2020 LGNZ, supported by Kainga Ora and Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, hosted a Housing 2030 symposium.

Affordable and healthy housing are key ingredients to promoting well-being. Unfortunately, New Zealand’s regulatory regime fails to adequately promote these outcomes, whether it comes to building houses, making room for future growth, or accommodating those most in need.

LGNZ is working with central government and stakeholders to create an investment framework for the housing market that is competitive, provides affordable ownership, and meets high quality standards.

The LGNZ 2020 Housing Symposium offers an important learning and networking opportunity for mayors, chief executives and policy staff of all councils from across the country as well as central government agencies and stakeholders.

To view the full programme click here.


To view the slides for each presentation please click the relevant links below.

Welcome and introduction

Government’s housing policy and the role of local government

  • Andy Foster, Mayor, Wellington City Council
  • Steve Evans, Chief Executive, Residential & Development Fletcher Building
  • Stuart Crosby, Vice President LGNZ

Infrastructure – Planning, funding and financing
The New Infrastructure Commission

Is government doing all it can, and if not, what should be its priority – an economists view

  • Eric Crampton, Chief Economist, The New Zealand Initiative

National Science Challenge Research - Key housing research findings from Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities NSC Phase 1

Building and Construction
Accomplishments and future steps in building and construction

  • Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Building and Construction

A summary of legislative building reforms and intended outcomes – what they mean for councils

  • Robert Wright, Head of Building, Consenting and Compliance, Christchurch City Council

The impact of healthy homes standards

Opportunities and constraints for the construction industry (including case study)

Public, community and affordable housing

Government’s vision for social housing

  • Hon Kris Faafoi, Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing)

Local government and its role in public/social housing

Affordable Housing – lessons learned and tools of the trade (Case study of inclusionary housing)

He Kāinga Pai Rawa Atu Mō Ngā Kaumātua | A Really Good Home For Our Kaumātua - A Toolkit For Kaumātua Housing

  • Rangimahora Reddy, Chief Executive, Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust
  • Mary Simpson, Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato


The League of Live Illustrators captured the symposium in the following images.  Click each image to download the file.


Our sponsors

This event was kindly sponsored by: