An independent housing affordability report presented to HCC by Urban Economics (27 August 2018) indicates that the current HCC forecasting methodology is fundamentally flawed and its use may result in house prices in Hamilton rising above extremely unaffordable Auckland prices.
2 November 2019 Bus life should be OK
1 October 2019 "Councils never really grasped pre-fab houses . . . they are very risk averse; they don't care what costs they make you incur provided there's not one tiny shred of possible risk that they are taking."
27 September 2019 Submission to HCC Plan Change 11 Residential Density response to Plan Change 6 - Making the District Plan more enabling
25 September 2019 HCC confirmation that no further analysis has been undertaken on in-fill available capacity.
24 September 2019 The reports were specifically commissioned as part of the District Plan Review background work in 2010 and 2011 and no review or update was undertaken of these report after this
20 September 2019 HCC confirm that NO Urban Intensification Strategy document exists. See August 2010 report below
20 September 2019 HCC OIA request in respect of infill sites. HCC confirms that No such reports have been undertaken. See April 2011 report below
17 September 2019 Council Report Page 102 An Analysis of Council's Resilience to Higher or Lower growth. (A fundamentally flawed report with assumption that Hamilton Housing is affordable (page 109), no scenario breaches the 230% revenue ratio (page 111) and any income shortfall is guaranteed through rates (page 113).
13 Feburary 2019 Commercial & Industrial Consultants report to Productivity Commission on Local Government Funding & Financing.
$116m events loss, plus $60m asset sales loss. Forensic financial discovery needed to uncover the real loss truth.
12 November 2018 Urban Economics Historic House Price Growth Assumption NPS-UDC Model
HCC 2018 10-Year Plan revenue comparison between DRAFT average 16% rate increase and FINAL average 9.7%. Note Development contributions have gone up by approximately $27 million.
9 November 2018 National Policy Statement (NPS) on Residential Restrictive Covenants in Hamilton
23 October 2018 Urban Economics Overview of Peer Review of Housing Development Capacity 2017 Future Proof Area, Waikato District, Hamilton City and Waipa District
5 October 2018 Urban Economics Housing Development Capacity Assessment 2017 Future Proof Area
2015 HCC Housing Economic Report in Hamilton
April 2011 HCC Housing Affordability Report in Hamilton
August 2010 HCC Intensification Report in Hamilton