Labour has proposed to build 1000 affordable houses in Queenstown over the next decade as part of its KiwiBuild policy to build and on-sell 100,000 homes over the next 10 years.

“These will be good, modern starter homes, sold at cost to first home buyers. Three-bedroom homes in terraced housing will cost $500,000 with smaller houses costing less. That will put home ownership back in the reach of young couples and vital workers like police and teachers who are being priced out of Queenstown,” Little said in a statement.

The KiwiBuild policy doesn’t include rental properties, but Little said Labour also wanted to get new affordable rental housing built in the town for key workers vital to its economy.

Little said Labour would work with Queenstown-Lakes District Council, iwi, and the Community Housing Trust to build the houses.

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