The following documents analyse housing demand and supply in Lower Hutt. They provide some of the evidence Council and the community will need:
- to develop a housing strategy
- to support the full review of the Lower Hutt District Plan, and
- for other long-term planning.
What we need
A prosperous and vibrant Lower Hutt depends on having an adequate supply of housing for new and existing residents, and a wide range of housing types suitable for people at different stages of their lives.
The challenges the city faces are insufficient greenfield (undeveloped) land for housing development and a narrow range of housing types, particularly for those approaching retirement and young couples looking for an affordable first home.
As a result, renters and house buyers have been experiencing declining housing affordability for several years.
Housing demand and need in Lower Hutt
This report looks at likely housing supply and demand trends in Lower Hutt out to 2038. It considers housing affordability and the impacts on households.
Hutt City Housing Needs Report (PDF 2.3 MB)
Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessment
This assessment looks at the demand for and the supply of housing and business development capacity for the 30 years to 2047.
It is required under the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity, to ensure an adequate supply of business and residential space in the mid and long-terms.
Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessment (PDF 1.3 MB)