We should increase the city limits to make more land available for housing?
On average, everyone is neutral with significant nonconsensus between 52 voters.
Please read the comments from other voters below, then scroll down make your decision. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
We should increase the city limits to make more land available for housing
Reasons To Disagree
No, this is bad for the environment, and stretches the demands on infrastructure, and roading, and the distance cars need to travel to services. It can also turn city fringe areas into slums that could otherwise have been redeveloped or improved.
26 April 2007
living within our means re water and sewarge is called sustainablity - and each city should have a sustainable growth indicator and be closed once full
27 April 2007
but will probably have to in time
10 May 2007
Stupid, backwards thinking idea. Like it or not population growth is needed and it is needed in a concentrated area. The limits should be hardlined as they are and a push put onto high density dewellings so that we stop wasting space. Also their should be a huge concentration on getting developers of commercial estates to put in car parking buildings rather than continuing to be allowed to waste land in feild parks that invariably fail to meet the needs of the people shopping there. NZ'ers continue to complain about things such as public transport inefficiencies but fail to accept that many of the problems with addressing these issues are population based - and especially problematic with a population as widely spread out as in most NZ cities. When Auckland has a population of 10million without having expanded outwards any further, then we will have a public transport system that works - I suspect the same is true for other NZ cities.
12 June 2007
Leave the limits as they are, but build a new city close-by. (Were talking about auckland city limits right?)
30 June 2010
No way. Build up. We've already gobbled up too much of the world's best farmland and wilderness.
10 October 2010
Rampant immigration is the prime cause of housing value appreciation and shortage. For every 1% increase in net migration there is a 10% increase in realestate values. If we had tighter controls on immigration and foreign ownership there would be no housing problem. Having traveled extensively I really cherish the controlled urban sprawl of NZ. Capitalism is also causing rural areas to be developed for holiday homes where once functioning communities lived. More information at www.palparty.org
21 March 2011
By increasing the city limits you place extra rates onto our already strugling agriculture/ horticulture industries.
7 August 2011
Many homes have yards too big why not divide these up?
14 October 2013
Reasons To Agree
This will help the housing shortage down but we do need to ensure that the land we are building on is not productive land. Money will also need to be invested to maintain ininfrastructure.
5 May 2007
One way or another more land will to be made available for housing. This doesn't have to be by expanding city limits. It'd probably be better to create new towns and cities.
28 September 2008
Rather than a sprawling city, planners could take mmore land and design sustainable communities that encourage different age groups to live nearby each other, with owner businesses serving the community, recreation areas, and schools and preshools, with cheap and clean public transport to limit the use of cars; bicylces encouraged, walking encouraged. High density living does not reduce pressure on infrastructure - it intensifies it. I think this is the way to combat the scourge of globalisation.
4 April 2012
Even if they did this they would still charge too much.
8 November 2016
Reasons for Remain Neutral
NZ is a ghetto of subdivision. yet free choice is paramount. NZ's virtue is its 'free space', but we r 2 poor 2 build well!!
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