New Zealand’s critical infrastructure, of which housing is a key component, is in crisis. The issues are complex, and unfortunately there is no easy answer. Solutions will require a very different approach to policy and planning from Government and the sector.
The Building and Construction Sector is at the coalface of this issue every day. We play a vital part of the New Zealand economy. In 2019 building and construction was our third biggest sector, directly contributing over $19 billion towards NZ GDP. Over half a million Kiwis owe their livelihoods to the sector.