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Mayor welcomes construction accord

Published: 15 April 2019
Mayor Phil Goff

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Mayor Phil Goff welcomes construction sector accord

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed Government’s announcement of a construction sector accord to help increase the performance of the construction sector and lift the pace and scale of housebuilding in Auckland and New Zealand.

“I welcome government’s construction sector accord. Agreeing a set of principles between central government and the construction industry to work together and find solutions to critical issues in the sector will help create a more productive and resilient construction industry, and lift the pace and scale of housebuilding in Auckland and New Zealand," says the Mayor.

“I am pleased the government has picked up recommendations from Auckland’s Mayoral Housing Taskforce including addressing skills and labour shortages, sharing risk and ensuring a pipeline of work to help the sector flatten out the peaks and troughs of building activity that constrain employment opportunities in the sector.

“A high performing construction sector benefits us all. It delivers more new houses, which Auckland and other high growth cities desperately need, employs over a quarter of a million workers and accounts for 7 per cent of New Zealand’s GDP. 

“Just as my Mayoral Housing Taskforce got industry and local and central government around a table to develop solutions to supply-side constraints holding back housebuilding in Auckland, I expect the government’s construction sector accord will build on that work and help deliver more houses in Auckland and New Zealand,” Phil Goff said.