INDEPENDENT NEWS

National must work constructively on RMA reform

Published: Wed 24 Jul 2019 12:01 PM
24 JULY 2019
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the National Party to work constructively with Labour on RMA reform to ensure a focus on housing affordability and reducing regulatory taxes.
Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The effect of restrictive planning laws has been a massive regulatory tax levelled on anyone renting or seeking to buy a house, so Labour’s commitment to reform is welcome.”
“However, the Green Party, plus special interest groups represented on the advisory group, will be pushing policy agendas that detract from what should be a laser-focus on housing affordability.”
“National and Labour should work together on RMA reform, not risking it with a working group which could get in the way of seeing more homes built. We must stop fringe environmental and cultural agendas from interfering with efforts to end the housing crisis.”
ENDS
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
New Zealand's grassroots campaign for lower taxes and less government waste
The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is an independent activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in the corridors of power. It's here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their tax dollar. New Zealanders are invited to join and donate at http://taxpayers.org.nz
Contact New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
Website:
Twitter:
Facebook:
Media Contact:
Media line (24-hr) 04 282 0302

Next in New Zealand politics

Rt Hon Winston Peters Speech: The Gathering Storm Clouds: Ihumatao
By: New Zealand First Party
National Will Restore Farmer Confidence And Pride
By: New Zealand National Party
Wealth tax not a bottom line for Green Party but they will push for it - Shaw
By: RNZ
More Border Exceptions For Critical Roles
By: New Zealand Government
On Last Night’s Leaders Debate
By: Gordon Campbell
Dunne Speaks: The Election Campaign Just Grinds Slowly On And On
By: Peter Dunne
Electoral Commission: Candidate And Party Lists Released
By: Electoral Commission
National Releases Its Plan To Restore NZ’s Prosperity
By: New Zealand National Party
New Zealand First Party List
By: New Zealand First Party
Mana whenua reach decision on Ihumātao land
By: RNZ
Fletcher seeks urgent talks on Ihumatao stalemate
By: BusinessDesk
What The Hell Is Happening With Ihumātao?
By: New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
Primary Sector Exports And Jobs Up Again
By: New Zealand Government
Environment And Climate Will Be Decimated By National’s Dangerous Agriculture Policy
By: Green Party
Feds - Suitably Impressed At Week Of Positive Agriculture And Horticulture Policy Announcements
By: Federated Farmers
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media