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QUEENSTOWN HOUSING PLANS

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August, 2021

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is looking for community

feedback on the draft Queenstown Lakes Homes Strategy and Action

Plan, and inclusionary zoning policy options for the District Plan.

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult encouraged the community to have

a look at the information available on both initiatives and to share their

thoughts.

"These housing measures will set out the council's role in influencing

change in the housing system through advocacy, partnership and local

action, and were very keen to hear what our community thinks about

these proposals," said Mr Boult.

The draft Queenstown Lakes Homes Strategy sets out QLDC's proposed

strategic direction and vision for housing for the next decade (2021-

2031). This work seeks to improve housing outcomes in the Queenstown

Lakes for housing affordability, supply, choice, and quality.

The draft strategy's four outcomes are:

1. Affordable housing options for the community are increased

2. A range of housing choice exists for everyone

3. Homes in the district are healthy, warm, and sustainable

4. Partnerships with government improve, amplify and accelerate

housing outcomes in the district.

Council is also developing planning rules which would require qualifying

developments to provide for some affordable housing, long-term and for

low- and moderate-income households. This is a version of a planning

approach called inclusionary zoning.

Inclusionary zoning is a planning method which requires or incentivises

developments which meet set criteria to provide a portion of the

development for affordable housing.

The proposed policy options are:

" Option 1: Update the District Plan to reduce and remove controls

that affect affordability, and at the same time, negotiate with

developers to provide retained affordable housing when Council is able

" Option 2: Update the District Plan to provide a bonus/incentive to

developers for the provision of retained affordable housing

" Option 3: Update the District Plan to implement a mandatory

requirement for developers to include some retained affordable housing

 applied to new developments only

" Option 4: Update the District Plan to implement a mandatory

contribution to include some retained affordable housing  applied to

both new development and redevelopments.

Feedback for both the draft Strategy and Action Plan, and inclusionary

zoning options is now open and can be shared online at

https://letstalk.qldc.govt.nz/. Feedback closes at 5.00pm on Sunday,

September 26, 2021.

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