June 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM
The Coffee Club
Everyone is saying housing is too expensive, especially in Auckland.
What are the alternatives, given we all need somewhere to live and have an expectation of a certain standard of living.
• Council's unitary plan allowing higher density housing - will it help?
• Is the iconic kiwi 1/4 acre section sustainable these days?
• Should developers be allowed to continue building 'exclusive gated communities' or should they be forced to develop a range of house options to balance the landscape more?
• Is investing in property really doing our society any long term favours? Why are some people able to leverage their properties and buy dozens of rentals, and in the process are they keeping others from getting into their own property?