Supporting resilient, sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous communities

Developing the GPS-HUD was about more than writing policy – it was an opportunity engage with all parts of the sector to hear the challenges and opportunities they see, and to start building a consensus on what New Zealand’s future should look like.

In the 18 months leading up to the release of the Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) we worked with iwi and Māori, central and local government, agencies from across the housing and urban development system and the public to make sure the Government’s direction reflects the needs and aspirations of all New Zealanders.

The GPS-HUD team held workshops to gather perspectives from more than 120 individuals and organisations, including dedicated sessions for iwi and Māori. Following the workshops, the team invited stakeholders to smaller group sessions to refine their ideas. The insights shared at these meetings informed a discussion document that was released for public consultation in June 2021.

Read more on the GPS-HUD page

We were pleased with the response from our stakeholders and the public. There was broad representation from across the sector and across Aotearoa. Through our engagement and consultation some clear themes emerged, which we have used to publish the final GPS-HUD. These insights will help shape future policy, investment and work programmes.

David Hermans, Kaiaki, System Performance

Published: December 1, 2021

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