Working together to deliver change

The GPS-HUD signals Government’s commitment to adopting new ways of working and partnering with individuals and organisations across the housing and urban development system to deliver change.

To realise the vision, outcomes, and future we want to see for Aotearoa New Zealand we all need to work together.

Government needs to evolve the way it works

To effectively enable others and support the successful implementation of the GPS‑HUD, central government will need to do some things differently.

We will take a place-based approach

Communities access and develop housing and urban solutions that work for them in each place. Solutions are developed collaboratively and are targeted to meet their needs.

Our approach to working with Māori will be led by Te Maihi o te Whāre Māori (MAIHI)

MAIHI acknowledges the history of Māori housing and responds to these needs through kaupapa Māori approaches. MAIHI sets a precedent for collaborating across agencies and working with Māori to increase housing supply.

We will nurture and maintain effective relationships and partnerships across the system

Effective relationships, and co-ordinated planning, investment and decision-making deliver outcomes and support capability and capacity building across the system.

We will develop sustainable and reliable funding in the system

Long-term certain and sustainable public and private funding is paired with regulatory and system reforms to support and incentivise housing and urban development outcomes.

Who we work with

There are five critical groups that government must partner or collaborate with to deliver the better housing and urban outcomes we want for all of Aotearoa New Zealand:

  • Iwi and Māori are best placed deliver effective housing and urban solutions for Māori communities.
  • Community Housing Providers play in important role in delivering long-term affordable housing through rental, mixed-tenure or progressive home ownership solutions. They often offer tenancy services and connect people with wrap-around support, budgeting, and home ownership assistance.
  • Social sector organisations support government to prevent and respond to homelessness and provide support services in communities.
  • Local government works to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural wellbeing of their communities. They play a pivotal role in ensuring that places are functional, healthy, and liveable for people.
  • The private sector plays the largest role in funding, financing, designing, constructing, delivering, and maintaining the built environment.

Published: September 28, 2021