Housing move welcomed

Thursday 20 May 2004

A plan to build affordable housing in Motueka will make home ownership a reality for more people, Tasman mayor John Hurley says.

By The Landlord

Mr Hurley said on Monday a plan had been discussed by the council at a workshop two months ago, to develop 70 low-cost houses in a subdivision in Motueka south.

"One of the difficulties we face is a lot of development has been on higher-value land and we have a distortion in the marketplace.

"That has meant the price of property is beyond the reach of many, so this is a genuine endeavour to meet the housing needs in the town."

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