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Reform Property Policy

Reform Property Policy

- Property zoning should be made at a national level, taking the decisions about property density changes out of the hands of local councils. - encourage use of pre fabricated housing solutions - address lack of competition/monopoly position of building material suppliers - remove the outsized advanatages of property investment over other forms of business investment (ringfence losses from negatively geared property, tax on all capital gains from investment property sales) - restrict property ownership to NZ residents only - incentivies for home electricity generation/storage and rainwater collection systems.

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    • Kirk Burgess
      commented 2016-11-28 10:50:08 +1300
      THanks for the feedback. In regards to central government being in charge of zoning – I agree there is some risk of lack of knowledge leading to some poor decisions. However under the current system there is vast amounts of entrenched NIMBYism (Not In My BackYard-ism) that prevents logical well reasoned zoning changes. In my option the benefits of a new independent national entity would outweigh the potential negatives.
    • Nathan Shaw
      commented 2016-11-28 10:23:41 +1300
      I’ve seen some absolutely shocking (poor) things come out of the bureaucrat down in Wellington. Largely caused by their lack of local knowledge. So I wouldn’t support property zoning being driven by bureaucrats from central government. But agree the rest of the suggestions.
    • Nathan Shaw
      tagged this with dislike 2016-11-28 10:23:41 +1300
    • Nathan Shaw
      tagged this with important 2016-11-28 10:23:41 +1300
    • Rohan Light
      tagged this with important 2016-11-26 12:44:01 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-25 21:24:10 +1300
      I like this: “remove the outsized advanatages of property investment over other forms of business investment (ringfence losses from negatively geared property, tax on all capital gains from investment property sales).” And I like this as well: “incentivies for home electricity generation/storage and rainwater collection systems.”
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 21:24:10 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 21:24:10 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-11-25 15:45:22 +1300
      I’m not sure I agree with the first half of this post but fully agree with the second half. Incentives for the electricity & water collection are great. They add to a greener environment at the same time as reducing the costs on our national grids. Seems logical to catch water: less water treatment, reduced stormwater & less strain during drought times
    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 15:45:22 +1300
    • Nelson Glass
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 15:43:47 +1300
    • Nathan Rattray
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 15:17:05 +1300
    • Nathan Rattray
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 15:17:04 +1300
    • Kirk Burgess
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 15:08:25 +1300