The housing responsibilities of Local Government

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand – central government, local government, landlords, communities, iwi and hapū, and individuals – has a part to play in delivering the right to a decent home. Local government has an important role in the housing system, and in delivering housing strategies, such as the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.

Councils set district plans and make decisions about development and densification in their town or city. Councils have traditionally provided affordable housing for some low-income residents. Councils are also responsible for important housing infrastructure like water supply, wastewater and public transport.

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