29 Jun 2018

Construction worker shortage no deterrant for KiwiBuild plans

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 29 June 2018

A huge shortage of construction workers is not detering the new head of Kiwibuild, who reckons the Government will hit its target of building 6,000 affordable homes over the next two years. Stephen Barclay told a local government forum in Wellington on Thursday that large scale developments on Crown and council land and proposals from developers seeking government funding to complete stalled projects, will account for the majority of homes. RNZ economics correspondent, Patrick O'Meara, reports.